Unicode 11 is coming in 2018 and the Unicode Consortium’s president Mark Davis yesterday announced that a total of 67 new emoji characters have been declared as draft candidates for potential inclusion in a release some time next year.

The proposed emoticons include:

  • Nazar
  • Smiling face with cape
  • Serious face with eye mask and cape
  • Face with smiling eyes and party horn and party hat
  • Face with uneven eyes and wavy mouth
  • Red face with tongue sticking out with bead of sweat
  • Blue face with clenched teeth and icicles
  • Frowning face with question marks as eyes
  • Grinning face with letters ok as eyes
  • Frowning pile of poo
  • Face with glistening eyes
  • Top of head with red hair
  • Top of head with curly hair
  • Top of head with no hair
  • Top of head with white hair
  • Bone
  • Leg
  • Foot
  • Tooth
  • Lab coat
  • Goggles
  • Hiking boot
  • Womans flat shoe
  • Kangaroo
  • Llama
  • Peacock
  • Hippopotamus
  • Parrot
  • Raccoon
  • Lobster
  • Mosquito
  • Microbe
  • Leafy green
  • Mango
  • Moon cake
  • Sliced bagel
  • Cupcake
  • Salt shaker
  • Red envelope
  • Firecracker
  • Lacrosse stick and ball
  • Softball
  • Skateboard
  • Flying disc
  • Jigsaw puzzle piece
  • Test tube
  • Petri dish
  • DNA
  • Compass
  • Abacus
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Toolbox
  • Brick wall
  • Magnet
  • Luggage
  • Lotion bottle
  • Spool of thread
  • Ball of yarn
  • Safety pin
  • Teddy bear
  • Broom
  • Basket
  • Roll of toilet paper
  • Bar of soap
  • Sponge
  • Receipt

The list of the new emoji characters and their designs is subject to change. The full proposed draft is available on the Unicode Consortium website.

The final candidate list should be released in the next few months.

Fire Extinguisher and Test Tube remain on the list.

As noted by Emojipedia, the Unicode Consortium will first have to determine which of the 67 newly proposed emojis will be making the cut during a meeting in the fourth quarter.

The organization will hold another meeting in the first quarter of 2018 to name the new characters. Apple should roll out these new emoji sets across its software platforms within a few weeks or months following the official release of Unicode 11.

Last month, the consortium released 56 new emoji characters, including dumpling, sandwich, chopsticks, pretzel, orange heart, elf, fairy, mage, exploding head, vomitting face and others.

Apple should adopt these new Unicode 10 emojis as part of minor software updates to iOS 11, macOS High Sierra and watchOS 4 later this fall.

Image top of post via The Next Web

  • Jay

    Oh so they plan on having an emoji for just about every word in the dictionary.. thats fine…

  • Tony Trenkle Jr.

    Red heads rejoice! Looks like next year is your year!

  • Charlie

    Who would have thought this all used to be exclusive to Japanese users (even on iPhone) and now it’s taking the world by storm

    • Franklin Richards

      Ikr I had emojis years ago back when I had a Japanese phone. Always thought it was never on western phones because western culture won’t be receptive to it. Annnnnd now there’s a movie about it.

  • Rick Hart

    Hope poomsmart and xvader can help us out!

  • Franklin Richards

    At this point it feels as if I’m the only person in the world who still uses old school ASCII emotes.