Some of the new symbols proposed for climate change are some gender. Today is World Emoji Day, something I never knew until two years ago when Ford announced it was going to take delivery of a pickup truck. The truck has been added to the official collection. To be honest, I almost immediately forgot about World Emoji Day just about every day, but this week I was reminded again of a list of other potential new additions the Unicode Consortium is considering for inclusion in Unicode 14. Read more Emoji Story: You Should Never Enjoy Learning Unicode < / p>
Some of these potential symbols are useful for talking about weather-related emergencies - I'm thinking here of melting faces and corals. I'm sure we can all use a troll in our lives, while a welcoming face will replace the trusty o7. And battery shortages are common. There are new hands, pointing, pointing, shaking and even creating romantic hearts to boot.
However, some plugins may annoy some online reactionaries. In particular, the pregnant man and its gender-neutral equivalent, the pregnant person, have been suggested as additional cases since the possibility of pregnancy for some transgender and non-binary individuals. The world may soon also receive a gender-neutral person with the option of the crown to go with a crowned man and woman.
Adding some new symbols means removing others. For Unicode 14, this likely means losing an eagle (how do we talk about private property?), a crow, a prominent little finger (no more tea?), a lizard, a cooking pot, a submarine, and so on. On. saw the power.
Unicode is set to approve the final 14-character Unicode list in September of this year, which means we can likely expect a new emoji to appear on our devices in the first half of 2022.
There is an elf, a pregnant man and a low battery in the list of new suggested icons