An emoji for Spock’s “Live Long and Prosper” sign is coming to Apple devices

colorcorrected-15Apple’s newest emoji is boldly going to go where no pixellated emotion has gone before. The newest betas of both Apple’s next OS X and iOS operating systems will include an emoji based on Spock of Star Trek‘s famous gesture, the “Live Long and Prosper” salute.

Leonard Nimoy, the actor who portrayed Spock on TV and films for decades, passed away on Feb. 27. But his salute, which he adapted from his orthodox Jewish heritage, will live on in digital form. The Unicode Consortium—the group that oversees the coding standard for text on computers—approved the Spock sign as part of the last batch of new characters it added in 2014, but it’s up to individual tech companies whether they will support the updates.

Read the full article by Mike Murphy over at Quartz.

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