The release of 157 new emojis increases the number of symbols that we can use when we talk to each other. The Unicode Consortium just released the guidelines that vendors need to update their emoji fonts and code. These new emojis will most likely appear on our mobile phones, computers and web platforms in August or September.
The Unicode Consortium develops software standards and data for graphic character sets in software products. It works closely with the IEC, in particular with ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 2/WG 2, which is responsible for maintaining ISO/IEC 10646, the International Standard for the Universal Coded Character Set (UCS).
Get ready to use new emojis to talk about….
Super heroes and villains,
And even shoes!
The full list of emojis can be found here with sample images. Vendors will likely adapt them to fit their platform style. The next set of emojis – emoji 12.0 – will be issued in 2019.