61 New Emoji Characters Shortlisted For Release in 2019
The shortlisted emoji includes representation of a person with hearing impairment as well.
61 New Emoji Characters Shortlisted For Release in 2019 (Representative Image: Reuters )
Unicode Consortium, the organisation that regulates emojis has shortlisted 179 candidates -- 61 characters plus variants -- for release in 2019. Giving a thumbs up to diversity, making up a large chunk of those new emoji are 55 characters to represent couples of different genders and skin tones, The Verge reported on Thursday.
The shortlisted emoji includes representation of a person with hearing impairment as well. The list of draft candidates will be reviewed and finalised in the next meeting, this coming September, Unicode Consortium said in a blog post.
Additionally, eight "emoji provisional candidates" for 2020 have also been added which includes ninja, military helmet, mammoth, feather, dodo, magic wand, carpentry saw and a screwdriver, it said.
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