New emoji are heading to a numeric keypad near you. After a six-month delay, Unicode 14.0 has unveiled 37 icons (112, including skin tone variants skin) which should arrive on the main platforms in late 2021 or early 2022.
As the collectAs it grows , the new additions are becoming more and more incongruous. Rather than sets of food, animals, or activities, you'll find a troll, lotus flower, and playground slide that launch alongside a car tire, disco ball and beans. There is also a pair of biting lips, an underwater coral, a bird's nest (with and without eggs), liquid flowing from a glass, a jar of some sort, a ring buoy, the Hamsa amulet, speech bubbles, a single crutch, a cartoon x-ray and an id card. The "heavy equals sign " also complements an existing set of mathematical symbols.
What would be the target of a Unicode version without more smileys? This bundle contains a melting face, a face with a furtive eye, a saluting face, a dotted face, a face with a diagonal mouth and a holding facethe tears. The new face with eyes open and hand over mouth, meanwhile, aims to solve a cross-platform display problem with the existing face with hand over mouth.
While the version current, used by most of the major platforms, has "smiley eyes" features that conveys laughter, Apple and Facebook open eyes look like a shock or a surprise. A new character takes on the 'open eyes' look serious, suggesting that Facebook and Apple may introduce a contrasting smiley eyes option in the future.
Continuing its fluid gender approach , Unicode added a person with a crown, pregnant man, and pregnant person, as well as a series of hands: to the right, to the left, palm down, palm up, hand with crossed index and thumb (also called "heart finger "), index finger pointing towards the viewer, hands of the heart. And POOn the first time around, the handshake emoji will feature a combination of skin tones.
Previous iterations only listed the default yellow handshake, or a shared effect (ie i.e. black handshake, brown handshake, white handshake). With this update, you can choose from 25 different sequences with different skin tone.
The oft-requested pink heart emoji has been banned from version 14.0 again, although fans are hoping it (as well as gray and light blue alternatives), make an appearance in the future. Expect to see some companies rolling out support for new symbols later this year, while the majority of updates will take place in the first half of 2022. What's New Now to receive our best stories in your mailboxoption every morning. ", " created_at ": null, " updated_at ": null}) " x-show = "showEmailSignUp () " class = "rounded bg-gray-lightest text- md: px-32 md: py-8 p-4 font-brand mt -8 container-xs ">
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