250 new emojis are likely coming soon to an iOS or Android device near you



Upwards of 250 new emojis were introduced as part of the latest Unicode Standard, version 7.0, which was announced today by the Unicode Consortium. The new characters are said to mostly be based on characters commonly found in the “Wingdings” and “Webdings” fonts.

Notably, the Unicode Consortium doesn’t actually design the emoji themselves. As you likely know, Google’s and Apple’s depiction of emoji is completely different between Android and iOS and that’s because both companies simply took descriptions from the Unicode Standard and designed them.

As noted at The Verge, the new standard will include “Derelict House Building, Wind Blowing Face, Man in Business Suit Levitating, Spy or Sleuth, and the much-requested Notched Right Semicircle With Three Dots,” and others like “Clamshell Mobile Phone,” and “Reversed Thumbs Down Sign.” That’s right, if Apple follows through, you will soon have a “Notched Right Semicircle With Three Dots” icon on your emoji keyboard.

Here’s the example image as provided by the Unicode Consortium:


You can find the full list of new emoji over at emojipedia. We can’t say for sure whether or not Apple will ever include these, but iOS is a member platform of the Unicode Standard and we can’t see why Apple wouldn’t.

[via The Verge]

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