Unicode 10 Officially Released with 56 New Emojis and a Host of New Characters

Unicode 10 Officially Released with 56 New Emojis and a Host of New Characters

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The Unicode Consortium has officially announced Unicode 10. The new version adds 8,518 characters including 56 new emoji characters, a set of four new scripts, and new symbols. Currently, the standard consists of a whopping total of 136,690 characters.

Aside from adding support for lesser-used languages, the Unicode Consortium included a Bitcoin sign. The most popular cryptocurrency’s symbol was not supported and therefore referred to as BTC.

Below you can see all emojis soon to be included in products from Apple, Google, Microsoft, or Samsung.

Emojipedia prepared a video with all 69 emojis introduced this year.

The Unicode Consortium has also introduced new 56 code points. Check them out!

New Emoji Code Points in Unicode 10.0

  • Star-Struck
  • Face With Raised Eyebrow
  • Exploding Head
  • Crazy Face
  • Face With Symbols Over Mouth
  • Face Vomiting
  • Shushing Face
  • Face With Hand Over Mouth
  • Face With Monocle
  • Child
  • Adult
  • Older Adult
  • Woman With Headscarf
  • Bearded Person
  • Breast-Feeding
  • Mage
  • Fairy
  • Vampire
  • Merperson
  • Elf
  • Genie
  • Zombie
  • Person in Steamy Room
  • Person Climbing
  • Person in Lotus Position
  • Love-You Gesture
  • Palms Up Together
  • Brain
  • Orange Heart
  • Scarf
  • Gloves
  • Coat
  • Socks
  • Billed Cap
  • Zebra
  • Giraffe
  • Hedgehog
  • Sauropod
  • T-Rex
  • Cricket
  • Coconut
  • Broccoli
  • Pretzel
  • Cut of Meat
  • Sandwich
  • Bowl With Spoon
  • Canned Food
  • Dumpling
  • Fortune Cookie
  • Takeout Box
  • Pie
  • Cup With Straw
  • Chopsticks
  • Flying Saucer
  • Sled
  • Curling Stone

Unicode 10 also adds support for lesser-used languages. These include:

  • Masaram Gondi, used to write Gondi in Central and Southeast India
  • Nüshu, used by women in China to write poetry and other discourses until the late twentieth century
  • Soyombo and Zanabazar Square, used in historic Buddhist texts to write Sanskrit, Tibetan, and Mongolian

The final emoji list for 2017 was announced in March. Vendors have had a few months to prepare for which emojis are upcoming in the next release. Google already added some of the new emojis in the Android O preview images. Upcoming software releases should include full support of Unicode 10.0.


Source: Unicode Blog Source: Emojipedia