Unicode 9.0 Candidate Emoji

Standard|The Unicode Blog|Mark Davis 2015-05-23 05:26:09

The Unicode Consortium has accepted 38 emoji characters as candidates for Unicode 9.0, scheduled for release in mid-2016. At this point, these emoji are candidates—not yet finalized—so some may be removed from the candidate list, and others may be added. Names, images, and code points may also change, so these candidates are not yet ready for use in production systems.

These emoji have been accepted as candidates for Unicode 9.0 for a variety of reasons. They may be needed for compatibility with emoji characters in existing systems. For example, the FACE WITH COWBOY HAT was accepted for compatibility with the emoji used in Yahoo Messenger. Some are chosen based on expected high frequency of use or because they are highly popular requests from online communities. Others fill gaps in the existing set of Unicode emoji, as by completing a gender pair.

Many other prospective emoji characters are still being assessed and could be approved in the future. For more information about selection criteria, see Selection Factors in UTR #51, Unicode Emoji.

The images shown below are draft black and white versions for the Unicode 9.0 charts. Once the emoji candidates have been finalized, vendors that support emoji will provide colorful and better-designed displays for each of these. For example, the emoji for shrug might appear as shown on the right.

Some of these new emoji would take the new emoji modifiers as discussed in Diversity. Some emoji may also get annotations to help guide design and usage. For example, the cucumber emoji could also be used to represent a pickle.

CandidatesCode

Image

Candidate Unicode Name

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FACE WITH COWBOY HAT

CLOWN FACE

NAUSEATED FACE

ROLLING ON THE FLOOR LAUGHING

DROOLING FACE

LYING FACE

CALL ME HAND

SELFIE

RAISED BACK OF HAND

LEFT-FACING FIST

RIGHT-FACING FIST

HANDSHAKE

HAND WITH FIRST AND

INDEX FINGER CROSSED

PREGNANT WOMAN

FACE PALM

SHRUG

MAN DANCING

PRINCE

MAN IN TUXEDO

MOTHER CHRISTMAS

WILTED FLOWER

SCOOTER

MOTOR SCOOTER

OCTAGONAL SIGN

CLINKING GLASSES

BLACK HEART

CROISSANT

AVOCADO

CUCUMBER

BACON

POTATO

CARROT

FOX FACE

EAGLE

DUCK

BAT

SHARK

OWL

Yahoo

Yahoo