New 2019 Emoji Candidates Include Service Dog, Deaf Person and More Couples

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    The Unicode Consortium is working on the list of emojis that will be added to Unicode 12 in 2019, and today Emojipedia shared some details on new emoji candidates that have been suggested for inclusion.

    New candidates for Unicode 12 include service dog, deaf people, and mixed race couples.


    Because the list of emojis has not yet been finalized, these new emoji candidates won't be included for sure, but they could make their way onto various platforms that support emoji if the Unicode Consortium ultimately approves them.

    These new emoji candidate suggestions join other emoji suggested for 2019, including diving mask, waffle, Hindu temple, white heart, ice cube, sloth, flamingo, skunk, ballet shoes, falafel, onion, garlic, otter, and more.


    A full list of Unicode 12 emoji candidates is available from Emojipedia.

    Apple will likely add the Unicode 12 emoji to iOS, macOS, and Apple Watch devices sometime in the fall of 2019.

    At the current time, we're waiting on the addition of Unicode 11 emojis, which Apple said it will add to iOS later this year.


    Apple previewed many of the new emoji that it plans to add, including red hair, gray hair, curly hair, cold face, party face, face with hearts, superheroes, kangaroo, peacock, parrot, lobster, mango, lettuce, cupcake, and more.


    A few proposals have been made for emojis coming in 2020 and were announced by the Unicode Consortium today, including ninja, military helmet, mammoth, feather, dodo, magic wand, carpentry saw, and screwdriver.

    Note: Due to the political nature of the discussion regarding this topic, the discussion thread is located in our Politics, Religion, Social Issues forum. All forum members and site visitors are welcome to read and follow the thread, but posting is limited to forum members with at least 100 posts.

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  2. Mike MA macrumors 68020

    Mike MA

    Sep 21, 2012
  3. Mac Fly (film) macrumors 65816

    Mac Fly (film)

    Feb 12, 2006
  4. mozumder, Aug 9, 2018
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2018

    mozumder macrumors 6502a

    Mar 9, 2009
    Is this the annual thread where backwards right-wing conservatives that made the mistake of believing they're the only extant culture complain about losing their culture because a subculture is getting attention that they feel they shouldn't?
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    Apparently yes, yes it is.

    This site has a serious problem with these kinds of people.

    I mean, don't you conservatives get tired of complaining every time new emojis are introduced?
  5. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

    Andres Cantu

    May 31, 2015
    Rio Grande Valley in South Texas
    Let’s just make an emoji for every single material thing and replace the English language :D
  6. MrGimper macrumors 603


    Sep 22, 2012
    Andover, UK
    This is what I mean in my thread in the iOS 12 forum, entitled “Reminiscing”

    Year after year now it’s “Yay, new emoji”. No wow factor anymore.
  7. Crappyguy macrumors newbie


    Jan 19, 2016
    How do you know he’s a conservative?
  8. Zxxv macrumors 68040

    Nov 13, 2011
    This can only end in pyramids and mummification. Those who ignore the past are doomed to repeat it.

  9. Diamond Dog macrumors member

    Diamond Dog

    Apr 6, 2018
    Wow, no gay deaf service dog emoji? Didn’t realize Apple was run by bigots.
  10. dan9700 macrumors 68030


    May 28, 2015
  11. B4U macrumors 68020


    Oct 11, 2012
    Undisclosed location
    Superheroes don't wear capes, they wear ID tags!
  12. nwcs macrumors 68000


    Sep 21, 2009
    Can I get them to do an emoji of me? Seems like we’re getting to the point that we will end up with individualized emojis in the standard.... (note, I’m referring to standards not memoji)
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    Those who fail to learn it correctly are just doomed.
  13. venusboy macrumors regular

    Mar 22, 2011
    There are so many emojis I get completely lost. Most of the time I type out the name of the emoji I’m looking for and use the keyboard suggestion... which now that I think of it, is pretty ridiculous.
  14. TheWatchfulOne macrumors 6502


    Jun 19, 2009
    As a conservative I'll say this:
    For anybody complaining about Apple supposedly spending too much time on emojis there is a Unicode Consortium which decides which emojis will exist (or any other unicode character, I suppose.) Apple is a part of that group but is not the entirety of it. I think it's in Apple's interest create graphics for every unicode character. A nice graphic is a better user experience than a generic box with a question mark.

    I wouldn't assume that everybody that complains about more emojis is a conservative. I don't think conservatives care that much about getting or not getting new emojis. I know I don't.
  15. Marekul macrumors 6502

    Jan 2, 2018
    “Gay” and “deaf” is hate speech vocabulary. Seems like you skipped your newspeak lessons.
  16. ThomasJL macrumors 6502a

    Oct 16, 2008
    The SJW CEO Tim Cook made a big mistake by bringing skin color into emojis. The original lemon-yellow emoji faces existed because no human has lemon-yellow skin, and thus all humans can be represented by lemon-yellow emojis in a neutral and non-racist way.

    Including skin color in emojis just spreads this diseased practice of American race-consciousness all over the world.

    Now, with these varied skin color emojis, people can use those emojis to make racist jokes and comments. Back when there were only lemon yellow-colored emoji faces, those lemon yellow-colored emoji faces couldn’t be used for racist jokes and comments.

    It’s disappointing and inappropriate that Tim Cook is using Apple to try and further his SJW agenda. If he is trying to lessen racism by doing so, he has failed and only served to increase it with the inclusion of race-conscious emojis.
  17. ProwlingTiger macrumors 65816


    Jan 15, 2008
    No one here can read, so it’s just easier to complain that “Apple” is adding more emoji’s.
  18. purplehaze0 macrumors regular


    Oct 19, 2011
    Harrogate, England
    I’m as liberal as they come and the whole childlike emoji nonsense gets right on my tits.
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    Fair point
  19. Marekul macrumors 6502

    Jan 2, 2018
    It’s not a mistake, it’s by design. Divide and conquer has always been their game plan.
  20. Scottsoapbox macrumors 6502a


    Oct 10, 2014
    Instead of every permutation of race couples emoji - why not couple Memoji based on the actual couple!

    Bam. I just created the must have feature for iOS 13.
  21. yaxomoxay macrumors 68040


    Mar 3, 2010
    I think most of us are frustrated with the amount of emojis, not the politics behind it.
    It’s really getting out of hand in my opinion.
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    Hopefully no one at Apple is reading this...!!!
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    For the record, I hate peacocks. I hate them, despise them, wish they’d be the next Dodo. That emoji is the worst of them all, and I am not joking.
  22. lunarworks macrumors 68000

    Jun 17, 2003
    Toronto, Canada
    I swear, you people will turn any damn topic into foaming-mouthed political outrage. Lighten up, no one's forcing you to use emoji. If there's any complaints, it should be how unwieldy it is to pick one now.
  23. now i see it macrumors 68040

    Jan 2, 2002
    They should focus more on symbol emojis and not this crap. I'd like to have things like different colored dots to use as labels. Stuff like that.
  24. dannyyankou macrumors G3


    Mar 2, 2012
    Scarsdale, NY
    How are the words gay and deaf hate speech?

    Unless you’re being sarcastic. I can’t tell anymore on here.
  25. yaxomoxay macrumors 68040


    Mar 3, 2010
    Everything is hate speech nowadays, including “everything”.

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