Unicode Consortium Releases Unicode 8 With Taco, Cheese and Unicorn Face Emoji

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    The Unicode Consortium today released Unicode 8, the next update to the Unicode Standard that defines special characters and symbols, including emoji. Unicode 8 introduces 7,716 new characters, including six new scripts and new symbols, with letters to support languages in Africa, lowercase Cherokee symbols, and more.

    Of interest to iPhone and Mac users is the emoji portion of Unicode 8, which introduces 37 new emoji and five emoji modifiers (these are the same skin tone modifiers that Apple has already adopted). These new emoji may eventually be added to Apple's Mac and iOS operating systems.

    Of the 37 new emoji, inclusions based on popular request include taco, cheese wedge, burrito, bottle with popping cork, hot dog, popcorn, turkey, and unicorn face. Missing sports symbols like badminton and volleyball are also included, as are several new faces: face with rolling eyes, zipper-mouth face, robot face, upside-down face, and hugging face.

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    Unicode only includes text descriptions for each of the emoji, so it's up to each individual company to create the graphics to go along with the symbols. When these emoji eventually make their way to the iPhone, they'll look different than the images above.

    Apple has adopted the emoji skin tone modifiers outlined in Unicode 8, but it has not yet adopted the new emoji symbols. In fact, Apple still has not adopted the Unicode 7 standard that was finalized in June of 2014, continuing to offer only the emoji that were included in Unicode 6. It is not known when Apple might add new emoji, but it has not done so in iOS 9, aside from a few new flags.

    The Unicode Consortium is already working on Unicode 9 for 2016. Emoji additions proposed for Unicode 9 include bacon, avocado, shrug, croissant, owl, selfie, drooling face, and more.

    Article Link: Unicode Consortium Releases Unicode 8 With Taco, Cheese and Unicorn Face Emoji
     
  2. Arrr macrumors newbie

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    Ayyy lmao. I am excited about the taco. I'm not sure why it has been missing for so long!
     
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    Still waiting for 7... Every single day...

    For real Apple pick up the pace on Unicode Keyboards!!!
     
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    According to my calculations Apple Should have Unicode 8 implemented by 2023. Just 8 more years until we can enjoy the taco emoji!!!
     
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    Will the unicorn come with a fur color change to be more inclusive of nonwhite unicorns? /s
     
  10. AngerDanger, Jun 17, 2015
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    Once Apple picks this up, Swift programs are going to be even more interesting.

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  11. RedGala macrumors member

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    I wonder who's assigned the role of coming up with Unicode Emoji ideas
     
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    still no adult emojis. Ok I mean school boy emojis haha
     
  14. seamer macrumors 6502

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    I know a picture is worth 1000 words but this is ridiculous.
     
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    Wow, this clears up a major cultural snafu. Here I thought the Cherokee were yelling at me all the time, but now I realize it's because the Unicode consortium didn't even include their lower case characters...
     
  17. amirite macrumors 6502a

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    What's the deal with everyone wanting a taco emoji?
     
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  19. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    That's *just* what I'm looking for, some more garbage emojis for me to sift through whilst I try to locate the few worthwhile ones.
     
  20. ElRojito macrumors regular

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    Can we get a vomiting or sick face yet? The doctors mask only makes sense in SARS land
     
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    Must be a slow news day where this is the top topic. Really stupid, MR.
     
  22. Mactendo macrumors 68000

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    They didn't add yet color modifiers for 'couples' emoji.
    25 variations for each couple without kid. 125 for a couple with a single kid. And 625 for a couple with two kids.
     
  23. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    Agreed. We need a barf emoji as a matter of some urgency. A unicorn is probably the last emoji someone should come up with.
     
  24. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    Am I alone in exclusively using the classic yellow smileys, plus the odd turd emoji? Every single other one is naff.
     

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