Flamingo and white heart are among possible 2019 emojis

Flamingo and white heart are among possible 2019 emojis

The list of candidate emojis that can be included in the Unicode 12.0 package was revealed last week. Among them are flamingo designs, a heart in white and brown colors, a diving mask, a yawning yellow face and ballet slippers. The chosen emojis should be launched only in March 2019. In all, 60 projects were selected for this stage – with the variants of colors and genres, the number is 104 options.

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1 of 3 Emoji candidates in 2019 – Photo: Disclosure / Unicode

Emoji candidates in 2019 – Photo: Disclosure / Unicode

The proposal has inclusive designs that promote accessibility for all people, such as a guide dog and walking stick for the blind, regular and motorized wheelchair, mechanical leg and arm and hearing aid. Apparently, Unicode followed the suggestion of Apple, which in March this year presented 13 emojis aimed at representing people with physical or motor disabilities. Some of the candidates for 2019 are very similar to those shown by the manufacturer.

2 out of 3 inclusive emojis may appear in 2019 – Photo: Disclosure / Taysa Coelho

Inclusive emojis may emerge in 2019 – Photo: Disclosure / Taysa Coelho

In terms of food, the aspiring emoji for next year are a waffle with butter, onion, garlic, falafel, ice cube, cuia de mate, among others. The skunk appears on the list of possible new animals, along with the orangutan, the sloth and the otter.

3 of 3 Animals candidates for inclusion in the Unicode 12.0 package – Photo: Disclosure / Unicode

Animals candidates for inclusion in the Unicode 12.0 package – Photo: Disclosure / Unicode

According to Unicode, the competing characters were based on proposals received by the Unicode Consortium, reviewed by the Unicode Emoji Subcommittee and selected based on the Emoji Selection Factors present in the Emoji Submission Proposals. It is worth remembering that the announced designs will not necessarily be launched next year and that they can be modified. The 2020 candidate suggestion form is now available on the organization’s website.

The final list of emojis of 2018 was also released last week and features red hair, new animals, science items, among other news. These, yes, are already confirmed and should reach cell phones and PCs in the coming months, depending on the schedule of each manufacturer.

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