Unicode Consortium has announced the final list of emoticons which will be available in smartphones in 2018.
The new list includes around 157 new emojis, summing up to 2,823 total emoticons. The new emojis comprises new hairstyles (red-haired, curly-haired, white-haired, and bald) for both men and women in all skin tones. The new Superhero and Supervillain emoticons along with leg and foot emojis have also been added.
Additionally, more emoticons such as softball, infinity, kangaroo, hot face, flats, pirate flag, mosquito, and activities such as sewing, knitting, lacrosse, and skateboarding among many will be added.
Unicode, in a blog post said, “The new Emoji 11.0 set is fixed and final, and includes the data needed for vendors to begin working on their emoji fonts and code ahead of the release of Unicode 11.0, scheduled for June 2018. The new emoji typically start showing up on mobile phones in August or September.”
While the emoticon list is out, the specifications are yet to be finalized. The new emojis will hit the smartphones in the second half of 2018.
Additionally, the new emoji proposals for Unicode 12.0 are likely to be submitted prior to March 2018 end.