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With so many emojis available at our fingertips on phones, you can have an entire conversation without ever having to type a letter. Unicode.org has announced that the Emoji 11.0 characters for 2018 have been finalized. There are 157 new emojis that may find their way to your smartphone or other devices. The Emoji 11.0 set is now fixed and final and has all the data that vendors need to begin working the emoji fonts and code ahead of the release of Unicode 11.0 set to happen in June. Unicode.org says that the new emojis typically turn up in August or September. The exact timeframe is up to device manufacturers. Unicode.org wrote, "The man and woman emoji can now have various hair styles (red-haired,... Read more...
The latest version of the Unicode standard has been released this week, and for those out there who love emoji characters, there's some 250 reasons to be excited about it. The Unicode standard is what helps make it possible to see the same characters across multiple platforms, whether it be a language character, or something like an emoji. For example, if you were to write a quick sentence and include en emoji of a laughing cat on Android, a recipient on iOS would properly see what they're supposed to. While the folks behind Unicode design a basic version of every character it supports, it's up to developers to stylize each one to best-suit their respective platform. This is the reason any given... Read more...