Unicode 9.0 Packs In 72 New Emoji
The Unicode Consortium recently unveiled the full set of emoji to be included in Unicode 9.0. The Consortium first proposed Unicode 9.0 a full year ago with 38 characters. That number has since grown to 72. The emoji include a wide range of gestures, animals, and food. Some include the "call me" hand gesture as well as left and right fists (for fist bumps); sharks, bats, and eagles; and bacon, avocados, and carrots. Other notable additions are the facepalm and selfie. While this set of emoji has been approved by the Consortium, Google recently proposed that the organization adopt more women-in-professional-roles emoji. It's not clear if the organization will add those to Unicode 9.0 or a subsequent version of Unocide. With these 72 emoji more or less finalized, it will be up to phone and app makers to deploy them to handsets and applications.
Google Proposes New Emoji Depicting Women In Professional Roles
May 11, 2016
Google has proposed to Unicode, the organization that oversees the development of emoji, that it include more options representing women in the workplace. Google argues that "adding 13 new emoji that depict women across a representative sample of professions ...
Unicode Accepts Some Google-Designed Women Emoji
Jul 14, 2016
Google today said the Unicode Technical Committee, the organization that oversees the development of emoji, has agreed to add some of the professional women emoji Google proposed earlier this year. Specifically, Unicode will add 11 (of the 13 suggested) professional female emoji in all skin colors.
Unicode 11 to Include Swappable Hair Styles and Women Heroes
Feb 8, 2018
The emoji that will appear in Unicode 11.0 have been finalized, according to the Unicode Consortium, and new options will be available for hair, skin, and gender. Some 157 new characters are included in Unicode 11.0.
Unicode 11 Proposes 67 New Emoji
Aug 4, 2017
The Unicode Consortium today proposed adding 67 new emoji as part of Unicode 11, including a variety of faces, body parts, food items, animals, clothing items, objects, and activities. Some of the face options include smiling face with cape, face with uneven eyes and wavy mouth, and face with glistening eyes.