Friday , August 18 2017

Unicode Consortium unveils 56 new emoji coming to your phone soon


Emoji, they’re just going to get more numerous and later this year you’ll be seeing 56 new emoji characters.

The Unicode Consortium, the standards body behind emoji, has announced Unicode Standard V 10 on their blog listing the new characters which now lists 56 new emoji, up from the expected 48 announced back in March. There’s also 183 emoji sequences used for gender and skin-tone variant included as well.

Among the new Emoji will be a T-Rex, as well as a Bitcoin sign and new emoji representing people including ‘Older Adult’. The complete list of new characters included in Unicode V10:

  • Star-Struck
  • Face With Raised Eyebrow
  • Exploding Head
  • Crazy Face
  • Face With Symbols Over Mouth
  • Face Vomiting
  • Shushing Face
  • Face With Hand Over Mouth
  • Face With Monocle
  • Child
  • Adult
  • Older Adult
  • Woman With Headscarf
  • Bearded Person
  • Breast-Feeding
  • Mage
  • Fairy
  • Vampire
  • Merperson
  • Elf
  • Genie
  • Zombie
  • Person in Steamy Room
  • Person Climbing
  • Person in Lotus Position
  • Love-You Gesture
  • Palms Up Together
  • Brain
  • Orange Heart
  • Scarf
  • Gloves
  • Coat
  • Socks
  • Billed Cap
  • Zebra
  • Giraffe
  • Hedgehog
  • Sauropod
  • T-Rex
  • Cricket
  • Coconut
  • Broccoli
  • Pretzel
  • Cut of Meat
  • Sandwich
  • Bowl With Spoon
  • Canned Food
  • Dumpling
  • Fortune Cookie
  • Takeout Box
  • Pie
  • Cup With Straw
  • Chopsticks
  • Flying Saucer
  • Sled
  • Curling Stone

The implementation of new emoji will be left to each manufacturer with Google taking the opportunity to redesign the lovable blob emoji.

We can already preview the new emoji in Android O dev preview, and here’s a look thanks to Emojipedia:

We’ll be seeing these fully when Android O drops later this year, so you’ll have to wait till then.

What emoji do you see missing from the list?

 
Source: Unicode Consortium.
Via: Emojipedia.

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4 Comments on "Unicode Consortium unveils 56 new emoji coming to your phone soon"

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Kym
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They still look awful compared to iOS, really makes it look cheap and nasty why can’t they just make them the same as iOS is it a copyright thing?

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Darren

I really hate the look of the new emoji style. It just looks so cheap and generic 🙁

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Yep.

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