All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Unicode’

Taco, Burrito, and 35 Other Emoji Are on the Way

Taco, Burrito, and 35 Other Emoji Are on the Way

Today’s the day, folks. The Unicode Consortium – overlords of how you pictorially express yourself on Instagram – have unleashed Unicode 8.0, the new standard for characters and emoji across all platforms. According to Unicode, 8.0 “adds a total of 7,716 characters, encompassing six new scripts and many new symbols, as well as character additions to several existing scripts.” But …

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New Emojis: Here’s Next Year’s Batch of 38

In June of 2016, the Unicode Consortium – overlords of how you pictorially express yourself on Instagram – will unveil Unicode 9.0, the new standard for characters and emoji across all platforms. And inside, you’ll find 38 new emoji. This new package will include a “selfie” emoji, a “pregnant woman” emoji, and a “cucumber” emoji – so it looks like …

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Apple Emoji Will Soon Be Much More Diverse

Apple’s emoji options are about to get much more diverse. The company has given developers a new beta of OS X, and inside contains a bunch of new, racially diverse emoji characters. In the new build, many of the human emoji now allow users to tap and hold to see options for different skin tones, as such: Apple's iOS 8.3 …

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Middle Finger Emoji to Address the Most Common Emotion Felt When Texting

The Unicode Consortium, the group that regulates the industry standard for emoji and other types of text across multiple platforms (like iOS and Android), has just announced the Unicode Standard version 7.0, which consists of 2,834 new characters – including approximately 250 new emoji. Also “many other symbols, and 23 new lesser-used and historic scripts, as well as character additions …

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