250 New Emoji Introduced Today, May See Inclusion in Future Versions of iOS

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    The Unicode Consortium today announced version 7.0 of the Unicode Standard, which will see the introduction of approximately 250 new emoji that could be included in future versions of the Android and iOS operating systems.

    According to the Unicode Consortium, the new emoji characters are primarily derived from characters used in the Wingdings and Webdings fonts, as seen in an example image:

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    As noted by The Verge, Unicode member platforms like iOS and Android will need to implement support for the new standard and create pictographs to represent the emoji, which are only described by Unicode in plain text.

    A full list of the new emoji names can be found on Emojipedia, which includes descriptions for each future emoji. A few examples are posted here:

    - "white sun behind cloud"
    - "man in business suit levitating"
    - "derelict house building"
    - "chipmunk"
    - "flying envelope"
    - "reversed hand with middle finger extended"

    Earlier this year, Apple began working with the Unicode Consortium to introduce more characters to its emoji offerings, adding diversity to the character set, but this update does not seem to focus on people emoji.

    The Unicode update will also see the addition of new currency symbols for the Russian ruble and Azerbaijani manat, 23 lesser-used and historic scripts, plus many other symbols.

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    Live long and prosper would be the only one I would ever use
     
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    Wayy! I's gon' be usin' new emojis! *Bruce's voice*
     
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    I like the Vulcan one! "Live long and prosper."
     
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    How about the Bitcoin currency symbol?
     
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    Im still typing out :) :( and ;)

    I need to get with the times!
     
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    How long before we actually see these emoji on our phones? Would be nice if :apple: started including them in the next iOS 8 beta :D
     
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    Anyone have ideas on how they might make it easier to use? There's so many already and scrolling through them all takes a while. :):confused::eek::mad::rolleyes::cool::p;):D:eek::(:apple:
     
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    I'm sure this will roll out for Android users as a free update that runs on all Android phones announced since 2011... after all, Androids OEMs stand behind their product just as much as Apple does, right?
     
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    Finally I can describe my desire to my friends to be a man in a business suit levitating in a derelict house building while a chipmunk rides a flying envelope in the background with a white sun setting behind a cloud!
     
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    Wow. This is totally the news I've been waiting for all year.

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    Their server just died... Is there an icon for that?!
     
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    Important?! :rolleyes:
     
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    I've been waiting a long time to chipmunk someone ...
     
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    Finally, I cannot wait to warn all my friends of animal crossing areas!
     
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    Finally I'll be able to accurately describe the hovering business men I keep seeing.
     
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    I wonder if Apple will ruin them with iOS 7 design, or go back to the classic design for this one.
     
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    At last, cant believe I've waited so long for "man in business suit levitating".
     
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    "reversed hand with middle finger extended"

    seriously ?!?
     
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    perhaps? ;)
     
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    "Raised Hand With Part Between Middle And Ring Fingers"

    I like that this finally has recognition. I don't know why we need separate characters for "one button mouse", "two button mouse" and "three button mouse" or why the keyboard character is specified as "wired".

    I guess it was meant to standardize the -ding fonts without generalization...
     
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    - "reversed hand with middle finger extended"


    There's the one I'll be using!!!
     
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