Emojis is the universal language in this social media-crazy generation. Taking it further, Unicode 10.0 has been announced with four new scripts and 56 new emojis. Additionally, the Unicode Consortium has added 8,518 characters, for a total of 136,690 characters at present. The new Unicode standard now also features a set of Typicon marks and symbols and a Bitcoin sign. Also Read - iPad Mini for 2021 to ditch fat bezels, could bring along new Apple Pencil MiniAlso Read - iOS 4 is now available again on modern iPhones, complete with Home button: How to get it
About the new emojis, a handful of these 56 emojis were previewed back in March this year. From crazy t-rex, pie, mage, broccoli, vampires, and pretzel, the new emojis have got them all. Emojipedia, which curates information on all the emojis, enlists the 56 emojis, and it includes a crazy face, hijab, dinosaurs, bitcoin symbol, a person in a steamy room, zombie, brain, giraffe, canned food and more. Also Read - Apple originally planned to launch new MacBook at WWDC 2021, but didn’t: details here
Last year, emojis got diversified integrating different ethnicity, race, gender and even skin tone. With the addition of 56 different new emojis, it sums up for 239 emojis in the present day. ‘Unicode 10.0 includes a number of changes. Some of the Unicode Standard Annexes have modifications for Unicode 10.0, often in coordination with changes to character properties,’ the consortium says. ALSO READ: Gboard for Android now recognizes doodled emojis; predicts a sentence instead of just the next word
The new Unicode 10 standard along with emojis are expected to roll out on iOS later this year. However, iOS 11 might not feature the new emojis in its first public release. Apple might release it in fragmented updates such as iOS 11.1 or iOS 11.2, 9to5Mac reports. Earlier, in June 2016, Unicode 9.0 was introduced with 70 new emojis that were added to iOS in October with the release of iOS 10.2.
Notably, the work for Unicode 11 has kicked off as well and some the emojis that might be seen in the next iteration of Unicode standard includes Petri dish, Test tube, goggles, compass, mooncake, a person with no hair and white hair and others.