The 157 new Emoji are now available for adoption, to help the Unicode Consortium’s work on digitally disadvantaged languages.
The main goal of the Unicode Consortium is to enable modern software and computing systems to support the widest range of human languages, present and past. There are approximately 7,000 living human languages, but fewer than 100 of these languages are well-supported on computers, mobile phones, and other devices. Adopt-a-character donations are used to improve Unicode support for digitally disadvantaged languages, and to help preserve the world’s linguistic heritage.
For more information on the program, and to adopt a character, see the Adopt-a-Character Page.
And by the way, we have updated charts for the new emoji, with some fixed glyphs (thanks to Emojipedia!).