Unicode announced the emojis selected to compete for seats for the next Emoji 12.0 package, scheduled for 2019. Altogether, there are 104 figures, 60 formats with skin color and gender variants. The update may also bring the options proposed by Apple to represent people with disabilities, in addition to a sloth icon, a flamingo, the traditional mate also known as chimarro or terer in Brazil and a kite.
The announcement does not indicate that all emojis will be included in the next package released to users. Some figures may still undergo changes or be removed from the update. The selected group has 15 symbols of people, clothes or smiles, seven animals or references to nature, eight foods and drinks, six representations of transport or places, three activities, nine objects and twelve symbols. Find out the details of each category below.
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Emoji Pack 12.0 is scheduled for 2019 and can receive pictures requested by users Photo: Ana Marques / dnetc
With a focus on representing people with disabilities, the category may receive some of the emojis suggested by Apple, such as a mechanical arm and leg and an ear with a hearing aid. There are also proposals selected for a smile yawning, a person standing, kneeling and a hand 'pinching'.
The category can also count in 2019 with white and brown hearts, a ballet shoe, an Indian sari, bathing suit, swim trunks and swimming shorts.
Apple's proposal for emojis that represent people with disabilities can be approved Photo: Divulgao / Unicode
Some popular animals are also among the proposals, such as flamingo, sloth, otter, orangutan and gamb. To represent the marine animals, there is an oyster emoji. In addition, a co-guide, also suggested by the iPhone manufacturer, could enter the update.
Sloth, flamingo and co-guide are among possible animals for updating Photo: Divulgao / Unicode
For those who like to send pictures of what they are eating or drinking, Emoji 12.0 can include symbols of garlic, onion, waffle, falafel, butter, ice cube and juice box. A mate design or called a chimarro or terer also has chances of getting into the package.
Mate and canister juice were also sent as proposals for Emoji 12.0 Photo: Divulgao / Unicode
Still in the suggestion of Apple, the category "Places and transport" can receive the emojis of manual and motorized wheelchairs. The topic also has proposals for a Hindu temple, a Tuk Tuk, parachute and the planet Saturn.
Wheelchairs, Hindu temple and Tuk Tuk can fall into the category of transport and places Photo: Divulgao / Unicode
To quell the longing for childhood games, an i-i and a kite are on the list of possibilities for the update, alongside a diving mask for sports lovers.
Activity emojis propose to represent sports and games Photo: Divulgao / Unicode
Some objects suggested for the Unicode Consortium were also selected for the next phase of choices. They are: banjo, diya lamp, ax, enough for the visually impaired, drop of blood, band-aid, stethoscope, chair and razor.
Stethoscopes, axes and banjo are among suggested emojis Photo: Divulgao / Unicode
To complete the list of proposed emojis for 2019, circles and squares were also included to add to the designs already offered by the figure packs. The formats can receive the colors orange, yellow, green, purple, brown, red and blue.
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