Unicode will add 37 emojis – these are the seven new faces

For some people, emojis are a valuable resource to start a conversation through social networks, since they sometimes express feelings that words cannot. If you are one of those people, you will be happy to know that a new group of emojis will soon join you to use.

The Unicode consortium has released the new version of the character encoding standard: Unicode 14.0. This includes 838 new characters in total and 37 of them represent new emojis.

These emojis include seven faces with new expressions: one melting, one covering his mouth, one saluting, and one holding back tears, to name a few.

But that’s not all, another novelty that the update brings is the incorporation of icons of pregnant people, in order to have more inclusive emojis with transgender people.

In Unicode version 14.0, new gesture options will also appear, such as a hand forming a heart with its fingers and 25 variations of skin color of two hands shaking each other.

Other emojis that have been added are a troll, a lotus flower, a person with a crown, a disco ball and a mouth biting its lips, among others. With Update 14.0, there are now a total of 3,663 emojis in the world.

Finally, Unicode 14.0 also brings several symbols from different less-used alphabets, such as ancient Uyghur, Chipro-Minoan, Tangsa, Toto, and Vithkuqi, among others.

Although the consortium has already introduced the new set of characters, it plans to make them available on computers and mobile devices in 2022, when it is compatible with all platforms.

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