The Unicode Consortium-a non-profit organization that approves and standardizes emojis-announced the launch of Unicode 14.0 on Tuesday, September 15th, which brings a series of new characters and emojis. The Unicode Consortium has released a list of 37 new emoji characters that will be available on Android, iPhone, and other devices later this year. Saluting faces, trolls, heart-shaped hands, low battery indicators, and hands with index fingers and thumbs crossed are the latest quick-sharing content in the emoji pack. Including all new changes and skin tones, there will be 112 new designs.
According to a blog post on the Unicode website, version 14.0 added 838 characters for a total of 144,697 characters. These additions include 5 new scripts for a total of 159 scripts, and 37 new emoji characters. Biting lip, opening eyes to cover mouth and face, peeking face, slanting face, melting face, and even face holding back tears.
Some notable emojis that will appear in 2021 include pregnant women and pregnant women, people wearing crowns, and different hand positions. There is also a heart-hand emoji. In addition, there are emoticons such as coral, beans, watering, pot, lotus, empty nest, egg nest and so on. A complete list of 37 new emojis is provided in the emoji chart of Unicode 14.
It said that the characters were determined based on a proposal received by the Unicode Consortium. It will be reviewed by the Unicode Emoji Subcommittee and selected based on the emoji selection factors in the submitted emoji proposal.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Unicode version 14.0 was postponed last year. The organization postponed the release of the entire Unicode standard 14.0 itself last year. The Unicode 14.0 emoji will not debut in March 2021, but in September 2021.
There is no exact statement about when these emojis will appear on Android and iOS devices. Once the Unicode Consortium releases new emojis, Google, Apple, Twitter and other technology companies will release their own versions of these emojis and add support on their respective platforms. This process may take several months.