Unicode Consortium Unicode 14.0 . have finalized, adding a total of 838 new characters to the standard, which determines how text and other written characters are handled in much of the world’s software. Specifically for everyday users, Unicode 14.0 includes 37 new emoji characters, including several hand gestures and “melting face,” “lip biting,” “troll,” “beans,” “pouring liquid,” “pregnant.” man,” and the like. “Pregnant person.”
The “pregnant man” and “pregnant person” emoji are important for inclusion and representation, as some transgender and non-binary people can become pregnant. Both suggest possible alternative uses for the emoji such as “other keywords” “bloated” and “full”. But the emoji names of both characters were specifically changed from “man/person with swollen belly” to “pregnant male/person”. back in february To be consistent with the name and intended use of the existing “pregnant woman” emoji.
The final list of emoji is similar to the draft version that circulated a few months back. That list removed some candidates that might reappear in a future version of Unicode, including “vulture,” “crow,” “little finger,” “cooking pot,” “chainsaw,” and “submarine.” Huh. Unicode Consortium is work to limit The number of new emoji added to each new version of the standard to stay focused on “what’s useful” and support new emoji each year requires reducing the amount of work OS and app developers need to do.
For most people the new emoji are the most relevant addition of any Unicode update, but as always, Unicode 14 adds support for a wide range of languages, characters, and scripts, including “modern languages in Bosnia, India, Indonesia, Iran”. Support for groups”. , Java, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Pakistan and the Philippines, as well as other languages of Africa and North America.”
Most operating systems and apps typically add support for new emoji and Unicode updates a few months after the standards are finalized, so you won’t see these on your phone or PC for at least a few months.