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An Illinois Professor Helped Develop a New Emoji — for Bubble Tea

8/8/2019 3:31:24 PM

Chicago Tribune -- A University of Illinois professor helped win approval for a new emoji  — a cup of bubble tea — as part of her research into how people communicate using the popular images. The bubble tea symbol is unique because it’s made up of coding for already existing symbols, said Ranjitha Kumar, assistant professor of computer science.