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One More Step Toward 2018 Emoji List

06 December 2017, 06:07 | Justin Tyler

Red-headed and curly-haired emoji could be on their way in 2018

Red-headed and curly-haired emoji could be on their way in 2018

The Unicode Consortium has outlined all of the new emoji that are in the pipeline for 2018.

This beta release marks one step closer to toward a softball emoji, as well as a cupcake, redheads, bagel or kangaroo.

The changes in this new beta list of emojis includes making superhero and supervillain smiley faces into human-form emoji.

The draft emoji 11.0β Charts now show the candidates in context: for example, Emoji Ordering, v11.0β shows the sorting of all the emoji, with the candidates highlighted with rounded-rectangles.

The list of emoji characters was renamed to Emoji 11 instead of 6 to connect it to further versions of the entire Unicode standard.

Some of the emoji shortlisted for release in 2018
Some of the emoji shortlisted for release in 2018

This means you could rotate the train icon to suggest the direction you're travelling in or perhaps reorient the aubergine to suggest, well, whatever you think that gesture might suggest. You'll be able to make your runner emoji run from left to right. This now provides a recommended mechanism for providing emoji direction.

"Emoji with glyphs that face to the right or left may face either direction, according to vendor preference", reads a new section of the document.

Above: Users may be able to change emoji direction in 2018.

In addition to the new figures themselves, Unicode 11 also proposes support for reversible emoji. The decisions of the 2017Q4 UTC meeting for emoji have been incorporated into the draft Charts, Specification, and Data, and are now available for testing and feedback.

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