Bill Would Urge Texans to Stop Using the Chilean Flag Emoji for the Lone Star State

A Texas house representative from Cypress has introduced a bill urging Texans to quit using the Chilean flag emoji as a stand-in for the Lone Star.File this in the "yes, it's a real bill" category.It's an easy mistake to make. The Chilean flag (🇨🇱) looks similar, except the blue field doesn't extend all the way down the left side of the flag. The Unicode Technical Committee, the folks who are in charge of emojis, don't have state-specific flags.Many Texans, starved for emoji representation, use the Chilean banner as a substitute.  Continue reading...

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