Seemingly out of nowhere, big guys like Apple, Google, Microsoft, Mozilla and Adobe are proposing multicolor font formats, and rushing to have them implemented in browsers and OSes. This sudden interest is not so much fueled by typographers, designers or web developers, but by an unlikely group: teenagers. More specifically: teenagers who demand their communication apps to provide a set of colorful emoji.
A more extensive post – in addition to the previously posted Color Emoji in Windows 8.1 —The Future of Color Fonts? – going more in depth on the matter.