Unicode Approves 77 New emojis Including Ones for Bacon and Avocado

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Emojis have become part and parcel of our lives and although they are vast in number, some everyday objects still do not have an emoji “representative.” The emoji list fortunately is updated yearly by the Unicode consortium, which then is adopted by other interested parties.

October last year, The Unicode Consortium technical committee had accepted a list of 67 emojis which were considered to be added on the next Unicode release. Now, the Unicode Technical Committee accepted a list of 77 characters as candidates for emoji which included popular requests like the bacon emoji and the avocado one. This is what the organization had to say about the release:

The Unicode Technical Committee (UTC) has accepted the following 77 characters as candidates for emoji. 

At the 2016 Q2 UTC meeting, a final determination was made of the 72 to be added to the Unicode 9.0 for release in June 2016. The candidates for 9.0 are limited to those accepted in 2015.

As you can see they were limited to what was previously considered to be added in the new Unicode release. The ones that have been accepted this year will be candidates for Unicode 10.0 which will be released in June 2017.

When it comes to the actual emoji candidates, we have the bacon emoji, avocado, facepalm, selfie and my favourite;the face with one eyebrow raised emoji. Unicode 9.0 is slated to be released on June 21st this month so they have explicitly  laid out that they are not ready to be deployed since they are not yet final. It only sucks you won’t be using these new emojis soon enough.

 

 

 

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