Can't change emoji skin color

boulette

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 15, 2011
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So I recently upgraded my iOS to have the more diverse emoji. On the individual heads, I can change the color. But on the ones I used to really like to use, like the two ballerinas, the only skin color available now is bright yellow. Also, for all the families and groups of 2+ people, the only option is the awful Lego yellow. Is there no way to go back to the normal skin color for these ones? Particularly the ballerina one! I've attached a photo just to clarify which ones I am referencing.
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boulette

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 15, 2011
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Yes, I know that works for the single heads. But for all of those with 2+ people, it doesn't work.
 

boulette

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 15, 2011
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Absolutely horrible. Not sure what the worlds coming to.
I've never understood people who write snarky comments on forums. I never said the yellow smileys was a big deal, just wondering if/hoping it could be changed.
 

Applejuiced

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Apr 16, 2008
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At the iPhone hacks section.
I cant believe Apple did this to us.
We cannot change the emoji skin color or select them to identify as whatever race or gender they choose? That's pretty messed up and the ACLU should be involved in this scandal....
 

soy

macrumors member
Jan 25, 2012
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It's because instead of the 6 different options for the single faces, there'd have to be 36 different options (as you'd have to be able to combine different skin colors). The UI would be too messy, so unicode didn't make that part of the emoji spec. (And 216 options for the families with one child, and 1296 for the ones with two children. Try fitting that on the screen)