So many great Uniode Emoji lined up for 2016 I can hardly wait. What’s your fav?
The Unicode Consortium has accepted 38 emoji characters as candidates for Unicode 9.0, scheduled for release in mid-2016. At this point, these emoji are candidates—not yet finalized—so some may be removed from the candidate list, and others may be added. Names, images, and code points may also change, so these candidates are not yet ready for use in production systems.
These emoji have been accepted as candidates for Unicode 9.0 for a variety of reasons. They may be needed for compatibility with emoji characters in existing systems. For example, the FACE WITH COWBOY HAT was accepted for compatibility with the emoji used in Yahoo Messenger. Some are chosen based on expected high frequency of use or because they are highly popular requests from online communities. Others fill gaps in the existing set of Unicode emoji, as by completing a gender pair.
Many other prospective emoji characters are still being assessed and could be approved in the future. For more information about selection criteria, see Selection Factors in UTR #51, Unicode Emoji.
|Candidate Unicode Name|
||FACE WITH COWBOY HAT|
||ROLLING ON THE FLOOR LAUGHING|
||CALL ME HAND|
||RAISED BACK OF HAND|
||HAND WITH FIRST AND INDEX FINGER CROSSED|
||MAN IN TUXEDO|