Unicorn, cheese wedge, taco emoji and more coming to Unicode 8.0

Unicode logoMost interesting to frequent texters, the fresh emoji characters ripe for inclusion in software platforms like Apple's iOS and Mac include often requested pictographs like a unicorn head, turkey and hot dog, a number of which are shown in the above image.

Alongside food items and large flightless birds, Unicode 8.0 includes a wider selection of smiley faces, religious symbols and a handful of sports symbols. The consortium expanded symbol modifiers to support greater skin tone diversity, a big feature request first instituted last year.

Apple has yet to roll the full Unicode 7.0 database into its software offerings, but chose to incorporate select skin tone swatches and characters when it launched a new emoji picker in iOS 8.3. It is unknown if there are plans to support Unicode 8.0 in a future version of iOS.

An index of this year's additions, edited in part by Apple engineer Peter Edberg, can be found on the Unicode website.

Aside from emoji, Unicode 8.0 includes a set of lowercase Cherokee syllables to go along with existing Cherokee glyphs, support for Ik language characters in Uganda, Kulango in the Côte d'Ivoire and other languages of Africa, Arabic letters to support Arwi, CJK unified ideographs, a symbol for Georgian lari currency and more.

The Unicode Standard version 8.0 core specification is pending due to ongoing editorial work, but the consortium expects publication on Aug. 26.

Source: AppleInsider

Tags: Apple

Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
Your comment:

Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party

Last news

A mobile hotspot in Australia will be capable of hitting gigabit speeds on the go
A new game could be in the works as Blizzard appears to have been hiring for a Diablo-related project
Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri will speak at MWC 2017
However what if you could go way, way back?
The Helio P15 packs an octa-core Cortex-A53 processor clocked at 2.2GHz
Samsung claims up to 27-percent higher performance or 40-percent lower power
Preliminary data for October shows another Windows 10 boom
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /
HP Slate 7 is a 7-inch Android 4 Tablet PC with good sound
A cost-effective, 7-inch tablet PC from a renowned manufacturer
October 25, 2013 / 4

News Archive



Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments