Wednesday, December 17, 2014

1,250 Recommended Current Emoji


The new draft of Unicode Emoji identifies a set of about 1,250 current emoji as recommended for Unicode 7.0 implementations. The Consortium would appreciate feedback on this set of characters. To make review easier, explicit lists of these characters have been added to Section 3.

The Media section of the report has been moved to a new expanded page, unicode.org/press/emoji.html, and now includes links to video of the recent Emoji keynote. The selection factors for new emoji have also been extended.

Friday, December 5, 2014

CLDR 26.0.1 Maintenance Release

An update to CLDR 26 has been released, only for the JSON format of the data. Some of the JSON data from CLDR 26 had corrupt identity information, which has been fixed in this update. The XML for CLDR 26 remains unchanged. Refer to http://unicode.org/cldr/trac/ticket/8018 for details.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Updated Unicode Emoji document


The “Unicode Emoji” draft document has been updated. Changes include the addition of a draft description of emoji selection factors and draft chart images for the Unicode 8.0 candidate emoji.

Feedback on the document—including the candidate characters—can be submitted with the contact form.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Closing the Unicode Web Forum

Over the last several years, the Unicode Forum hosted on the Unicode website has not seen sufficient activity to justify its continuing maintenance. Accordingly, the Unicode Consortium is planning to close the forum, effective December 31, 2014. Most of the existing content in the forum will be kept available as a read-only archive, but any existing forum accounts will be locked, and new sign-up will be turned off.

We encourage forum users to join the ongoing, active discussions about Unicode topics on the email lists: http://www.unicode.org/consortium/distlist.html

Those who wish to follow only official announcements can also find those regularly posted on the Unicode Blog: http://unicode-inc.blogspot.com/

Announcement postings from the blog are also tweeted https://twitter.com/unicode as well as echoed on our Google+ and Facebook pages.

Friday, November 14, 2014

New Emoji Candidates for Unicode 8.0

taco emoji The Unicode Consortium has accepted 37 new emoji characters as candidates for Unicode 8.0, scheduled for mid-2015. These are candidates—not yet finalized—so some may not appear in the release.

There are many possible emoji that could be added, but releases need to be restricted to a manageable number. Many other emoji characters, such as other food items and symbols of religious significance, are still being assessed, and could appear in a future release of the Unicode Standard. Feedback can be sent via the reporting form.

Faces, Hands, and Zodiac Symbols

The following proposed additions are for compatibility with other messaging and mail systems.

ZIPPER-MOUTH FACE
MONEY-MOUTH FACE
FACE WITH THERMOMETER
NERD FACE
THINKING FACE
FACE WITH ROLLING EYES
UPSIDE-DOWN FACE
FACE WITH HEAD-BANDAGE
ROBOT FACE
HUGGING FACE
SIGN OF THE HORNS
CRAB
SCORPION
LION FACE
BOW AND ARROW
AMPHORA

Symbols of Religious Significance


PRAYER BEADS
KAABA
MOSQUE
SYNAGOGUE
MENORAH WITH NINE BRANCHES
PLACE OF WORSHIP
DHYANI BUDDHA

Most Popularly Requested Emoji


HOT DOG
TACO
BURRITO
BOTTLE WITH POPPING CORK
POPCORN
TURKEY
UNICORN FACE
CHEESE WEDGE

Missing Top Sports Symbols


CRICKET BAT AND BALL
VOLLEYBALL
FIELD HOCKEY STICK AND BALL
ICE HOCKEY STICK AND PUCK
TABLE TENNIS PADDLE AND BALL
BADMINTON RACQUET AND BIRDIE