Unicode 8 Released, Adds Unicorn, Burrito, Cheese, Taco And More Emojis

Today is a huge day for fans of emoji, after The Unicode Consortium today released Unicode 8, complete with a sizable list of newly puttinged emoji characters.

Bringing with it 7,716 new characters in total for various languages, the brand-new Unicode 8 conventional offers support for the text-based versions of the new emoji, while apps on the user’s side will certainly have to check out that material and after that generate the appropriate emoji. Of those virtually 8,000 characters, there are 41 completely new emoji across five different modifiers.


The new additions are based upon requests for certain emoji, and with numerous brand-new ones contributed to the Unicode 8 standard it’s safe to say that there ought to be something for everyone. Preferred additions in Unicode 8 consist of a unicorn, popcorn and the modest cheese, with others coming for the trip. Together with the more funny additions there are likewise new faces as well, consisting of a beautiful robot one.

The Unicode Consortium isn’t ready to rest on its laurels though. 2016 ought to see the release of Unicode 9 which itself is pencilled in to bring with it plenty of brand-new emoji and so forth. Those brand-new additions for 2016 are said to include bacon, avocado, shrug, croissant and more. It makes us question at times what people actually want, however there you have it. People enjoy bacon, and Unicode will deliver on that.

Some examples of the recently released emoji are as follows:

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Emoji characters are a really personal thing, with some individuals using them significantly more than others, a lot more if you’re asking us. The arrival of third-party keyboards in iOS 8 opened the platform to brand-new emoji and sticker labels by method of new keyboard app providings. Making use of image-laden keyboards makes it simpler to obtain emoji into files on iOS. Not everyone is a fan of having their text filled with mini individuals, but at this point we are most likely to be in the minority than the masses because regard. Initially huge in Japan and surrounding countries, emoji is now industry around the world, with pay-for stickers proving popular on social networks. Bigger emoji, sticker labels are popular in Facebook Messenger and comparable instantaneous messaging platforms.

Apart from the above mentioned emoji characters, there are 38 new ones which are bound to make their method to iOS and Android next year, and Microsoft likewise exposed a set of new emoji characters of its own for Windows 10.

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