Unicode 9 arrives with 72 new emoji, including selfie, facepalm, and bacon

Unicode 9 arrives with 72 new emoji, including selfie, facepalm, and bacon
Unicode version 9.0 is now available with 7,500 new characters, adding to a total of 128,172 characters. The new additions include new scripts, 19 symbols for the 4K standard and, of course, a myriad of new emoji – 72, to be exact.

The rifle and condom emojis, the latter suggested by Durex last year, are nowhere to be seen. As for the former, it was reportedly voted out of Unicode 9.0 largely thanks to Apple's hard lobbying to remove it from the 2016 list of candidates. On the other hand, we now have a bacon, a facepalm and a selfie emoji. Among the new additions are also a kiwi cut in half, a baguette, a wilted flower and a lizard.

We have put together a collection of all the new emoji designed in the “Google style”, so check it out in the gallery below. If you want to see the other styles, head over to the official Unicode website for a chart. The new emoji should be available in Android N this summer and in Windows with the Anniversary update scheduled for July. As for iOS – since they are not present in the iOS 10 beta – they might be added in the final release this fall.

There are also six new scripts and characters for lesser-used languages added to Unicode 9.0:

  • Osage, a Native American language
  • Nepal Bhasa, a language of Nepal
  • Fulani and other African languages
  • The Bravanese dialect of Swahili, used in Somalia
  • The Warsh orthography for Arabic, used in North and West Africa
  • Tangut, a major historic script of China


source: Unicode Blog via Windows Central

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14 Comments

1. vincelongman

Posts: 5691; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

The other olympic sports are there but not the rifle for shooting Another small win for the terrorists and loss for free speech

3. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Well it'll be insensitive to show it since people in America died. I mean what other ways do you use the rifle emoji than reference the incident /sarcasm/

4. vincelongman

Posts: 5691; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

We should ban religions, disband our militaries and ban firearms from media/games/art, so there will never be another mass shooting I mean what other reason are there shootings? Its not like there are people with mental problems who need treatment out there /sarcasm/

5. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Yeah man. Right up there with food emojis. A lot of people die from hunger. How dare we make fun of them by using food emojis? /Sarcasm/

9. guests

Posts: 196; Member since: Jun 19, 2016

unicode did the right thing. Starting from now, you'll never see any shooting incident in murica, because automatically all the rifle has been banned. All hail unicode. :p

13. JMartin22

Posts: 2370; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

You do know the blanket term "America" encompasses 3 continents and is not just a nickname the United States is based off of right? From Argentina to Canada, that's all considered part of the Americas. Typical Xenophobia hating at its least educated.

7. guests

Posts: 196; Member since: Jun 19, 2016

"since people in America died" now I know only american lives matter. "what other ways do you use the rifle emoji" how dumb for u to say that. (Exp; maybe hunter will use it). U need to realize the world doesn't revolve around america u dumbass. By your logic, we should ban all rifle picture in google because people in america died. What an idiot.

10. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

I specifically added the /sarcasm/ tag for idiots like you. Way to make a complete fool of yourself

14. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Noon question, anyone know how to change the race color of emojis in android m?

2. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

I'm surprised phonearena showed the Google emojis instead of the Apple ones. P.S the gorilla in the iOS version cracks me up

6. vincelongman

Posts: 5691; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Probably because Apple havent release their Unicode 9 emoji's yet N Preview included most the proposed Unicode 9 emoji (not sure if they are final) BTW it also had Google's rifle emojihttp://emojipedia-us.s3.amazonaws.com/cache/2f/61/2f611e88dcd55a22ed402ec05d7b3b85.png Look at that huge magazine and military styling, clearly an assault weapon /sarcasm/

8. guests

Posts: 196; Member since: Jun 19, 2016

not just an assault weapon, that is the exact weapon that had been used in orlando shooting!! ban the rifle! :p

11. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

By you logic, games with guns, rifles, bombs, missiles should be banned?

12. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Butterfly Emoji! Yaass!!

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