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Unicode 12.0 Emoji To Further Inclusivity, Add Tools & More

Posted On: Aug 10, 2018   |   Posted By: Android Headlines

Unicode 12.0 Emoji To Further Inclusivity, Add Tools & More

There are now around 179 draft candidates for new emoji that are up for consideration in Unicode 12.0 with a substantial number of those aimed at improved inclusivity while others would add tools, objects, and animals. Among the more prominent of those, changes to the couples emoji would result in an additional 55 new combinations, according to a recent publication in the official Unicode blog. Those changes, as put forward during the most recent Unicode Technical Committee meeting, would center around adding many more combinations in terms of both skin tone and gender. Beyond that, the more committee has also proposed the inclusion of an emoji portraying a deaf person and the ‘service vest' character might be reworked to portray a ‘safety vest.' The latter of those has also been introduced in a new emoji showing a service dog.
Since Unicode 11.0 was only just released, along with its own new Emoji 11.0 additions , users probably shouldn't expect Unicode 12.0 or the listed Emoji to arrive any time...

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