There Are 67 More New Emoji Proposed For Next Year
Yup, the Unicode Emoji Consortium has rolled out version Unicode version 10 just a month ago, but it appears that another batch of candidates is being proposed for deployment in 2018. In this day and age, emoji are more popular than ever, and the fact that a new class is being reviewed for approval next year is a sure sign that, yes, we really can not get enough of these cute pictograms. So what types of emoji might we expect next year? Some of the new candidates include emoji for math and science stuff, as well as a ridiculous drunk face emoji (which actually makes sense -- after all, it is easier to text or tweet a drunk face emoji than type actual letters and words when you are a bit inebriated). The new batch consists of 67 new emoji, including a new sad poo face emoji, because why not.
Interestingly, the top two most requested new emoji from the new batch are a face with smile shaped eyes and party horn and party hat, and a frowning face with question mark shaped eyes. The former may be an ideal substitute for expressing one’s right to party, but for the latter, it might be reserved for more unusual circumstances (which awkward just can not quite encapsulate).
Other proposed new emoji include a smiling face with smiling eyes and three hearts, which is kind of cute. More weird is the suggested blue face with clenched teeth and icicles. Of course, more and more new pictograms are being reviewed in order to represent various types of human heads (including bald ones), diverse items of clothing (laboratory coat, outdoor boots), fresh new animals (hippos, llamas), more food options (mango, moon cake), and activity pictograms (firecracker, flying disc). As mentioned earlier, there are proposed emoji for science items, like a chemistry lab test tube, and the all too familiar double helix representing DNA. New everyday objects also get to be represented, like a roll of tissue paper, and a ball of yarn.
If all goes well, all of these will be standardized and included with the release of Unicode 11, which is slated for the month of June next year. What the Unicode Emoji Consortium needs to do now is deliberate which candidates will make it to the final roll out, and it needs to finalize everything in the fourth quarter of this year or through the first quarter of 2018.