How Trekkie are you? Enough to say hi and bye to your friends like this?
If so, you’re in luck as the iconic Vulcan hand salute, made famous by Star Trek’s Mr Spock, is being turned into an emoji.
The gesture, which traditionally accompanied Spock’s trademark parting sentiment “Live long and prosper”, is to be included in the test version of Apple’s latest OS X and iOS operating systems.
Last June the new pixillated emotion was given the green light by the Unicode Consortium, the organisation that oversees text coding standards for computer devices, leaving it to software makers to incorporate it into their keyboards. As spotted by Quartz, that’s something that Apple looks to be doing, although they’re yet to confirm that the Vulcan salute will officially appear in their emoji keyboard.
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