The Unicode Emoji Subcommittee of the Unicode Consortium has released the latest batch of official emojis. The Unicode Consortium is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization with a focus on making modern software and computing systems support the widest range of human languages.
Here’s a sneak peek of some of those emojis that you will see coming soon to your devices (from emojipedia):
All the emojis on the second and third rows come in six different skin tones; the first six images on line two. the six skin tones.
My favorites are the following:
- row one, first item – a melting face
- row three, second and third items – a pregnant man…
- row four, first item – a troll
- row four, next to last item – a playground slide
- row five, item two – a hamsa (Depicting the open right hand, an image recognized and used as a sign of protection in many times throughout history, the hamsa is believed by middle easterners, to provide defense against the evil eye. The hamsa holds recognition as a bearer of good fortune among Christians in the Middle East as well.)
The Unicode Consortium website also provides info about which emojis are used most often, as shown in the following pie chart. The cahrt identifies the six most popular, and then frequency usages for a random selection of oether emojis.
And did you know, that if you are a really big fan of a particular emoji, you can adopt it, at a price from $100 to $5,000, depending on your level of sponsorship. Adopting a character helps the non-profit Unicode Consortium in its goal to support the world’s languages.
And I want to give a shout out to the following, which according to the Twitter site, Least Used Emoji, is the world’s least-used emoji:
It is the input symbol for symbols.
Who knew there was so much to know about the humble emoji…
*image from Business Insider