72 New Emoji Characters

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Date: Mon, 06 Jun 2016 12:19:22 -0700

[Emoji Image]The 72 new emoji characters for Unicode 9.0 are now final,
and listed in Emoji Recently Added
<http://www.unicode.org/emoji/charts/emoji-released.html>. They include
7 faces, 7 people, 7 hand gestures, 14 plants/animals, 18 food emoji, 12
sports emoji, and a few others. The corresponding documentation in /UTR
#51 Unicode Emoji, Version 3.0 <http://www.unicode.org/reports/tr51/>/
has also been updated, with additional guidelines for implementers and
the new versions of the emoji data files. These should appear on smart
phones and other devices that support emoji once vendors have a chance
to update them.

Four of the new emoji are added to complete gender pairs. Work has
already begun on the Version 4.0 of Unicode Emoji, with a focus on
further enhancing gender representation, and targeted to appear in the
near future.

The new emoji characters will soon be available for adoption
<http://unicode.org/consortium/adopt-a-character.html>, helping support
projects to improve language support


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