Unicode Consortium approves 72 new emoji under Unicode 9

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Date: Friday, June 3rd, 2016, 10:25
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The goal of having an emoji symbol for literally everything is well underway.

The Unicode Consortium recently approved 72 new emoji for inclusion in Unicode 9, set to be released on June 21. New emoji range from expanded smileys and people to new animals, food, and sports.

Noted emoji include rolling on the floor laughing, drooling face, and nauseated face, while the people/body category gains shrug, selfie, and face palm. New animal emoji include gorilla, fox face, deer, shark, and owl, and some of the new foods include avocado, potato, croissant, pancakes, salad, and bacon.

There are also competition medals, objects like a scooter and a canoe, sports-based emoji such as boxing gloves, martial arts uniforms, wrestlers, fencing, juggling, and more. Emojipedia has shared mockups and a full list of upcoming emoji.

Though the Unicode Consortium is releasing Unicode 9 on June 21, the new emoji will not be available on iOS and Mac devices until Apple implements support for them, which can sometimes take several months. Apple currently supports Unicode 8, which introduced emoji like taco, burrito, unicorn face, and popcorn, along with emoji skin tone modifiers.

Candidates for Unicode 10 emoji include dumplings, takeout box, fortune cookie, orange heart, sled and more.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

Via MacRumors and Unicode Consortium

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