Easily customize the style of your texts and more with Textyle

While perusing the Changes tab in Cydia this week, I happened upon a particularly interesting new jailbreak tweak called Textyle by iOS developer Deniz Basegmez. Upon closer inspection, it looks like something that large sum of jailbreakers might want to try for themselves.

As shown in the screenshot example above, Textyle integrates with iOS’ native Action Menu interface, which materializes after selecting any string of text. When it appears, you can modify the selected text’s aesthetics with different types of Unicode-based fonts and styles.

2019 emoji list is getting closer to being finalized

Apple users won't receive the 2018 emoji characters on their devices until the public release of iOS 12.1 in the coming weeks. Regardless, the Unicode Standard for next year is getting ever-closer to being finalized. On Tuesday, information about the Emoji 12.0 Beta was announced. The announcement gives vendors and implementers a chance to "test the details of what might be coming in the next year," according to Emojipedia.

Check out 70+ emoji coming to iPhone, iPad, Mac & Apple Watch with iOS 12.1 this fall

Apple will bring more than 70 new emoji characters to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch with an upcoming iOS 12.1 software update, plus watchOS and macOS. Today, the Cupertino giant previewed some of the new emoji sets coming to your Apple devices, including new characters with red hair, gray hair and curly hair, a fresh new emoji for bald people, more emotive smiley faces and additional emoji characters representing animals, sports and food.

These new emojis could be coming to iOS soon

The Unicode Consortium, the governing body that decides which emoji to support, has released a beta list for the Emoji 11.0 update set to debut some time next year. The list includes several frequent requests including party face, redheads and the teddy bear.

Unicode 10 offers 56 new emoji, including t-rex, vampire, flying saucer, crazy face, pie & more

Yesterday, the Unicode Consortium announced a tenth major iteration of the industry-standard character coding system, called Unicode Standard. Aside from the 8,518 new characters added in this release (for a total of 136,690 characters), Unicode 10 offers 56 uniquely new emoji characters with flags and gender/skin tone modifiers bringing that total to 239.

The Unicode Consortium is making the new emoji sets available ahead of time so that vendors can begin working on their emoji fonts and code. Apple is likely to roll out these new emoji across iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac and Apple Watch during the September-December timeframe via point updates to iOS 10, macOS High Sierra and watchOS 4.

Emojipedia provided the complete list of the 56 new emoji in Unicode 10:

Star-struck Face with raised eyebrow Exploding head Crazy face Face with symbols over mouth Face vomiting Shushing face Face with hand over mouth Face with monocle Child Adult Older adult Woman with headscarf Bearded person Breast-feeding Mage Fairy Vampire Merperson Elf Genie Zombie Person in steamy room Person climbing Person in lotus position Love-you gesture Palms up together Brain Orange heart Scarf Gloves Coat Socks Billed cap Zebra Giraffe Hedgehog Sauropod T-Rex Cricket Coconut Broccoli Pretzel Cut of meat Sandwich Bowl with spoon Canned food Dumpling Fortune cookie Takeout box Pie Cup with straw Chopsticks Flying saucer Sled Curling stone

The Bitcoin sign (it looks like a capital letter B with two vertical lines) and a set of Typicon marks and symbols are among the more important character additions in Unicode 10. The updated standard also includes four new scripts, for a total of 139 scripts.


Apple implements emoji characters on iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV as part of the Apple Color Emoji font. How do you like the new emoji in Unicode 10, what's your favorite, and why? Tell us in comments!

69 new emoji coming this summer, including shush face, T-Rex, fortune cookie & more

The Unicode Consortium yesterday previewed an additional 69 new emoji characters coming this summer as part of Emoji 5.0. Some of the newly proposed faces, foods, creatures and other characters include the Tyrannosaurus Rex, a mermaid, fortune cookie, shush face and more.

All of these new emoji characters are technically still in draft mode, but Unicode is expected to release the final version this summer.