Enlarge / This is the full list of suggested new emojis for Unicode 14.0.
The Unicode Consortium completed Unicode 14.0 and added a total of 838 new characters to the standard that determine how text and other written characters are handled in most software programs around the world. Especially for normal users, Unicode 14.0 includes 37 new emoji characters, including several hand gestures and additions such as “melting face”, “biting lip”, “troll”, “beans”, “pour liquid”, “pregnant man” and “pregnant woman” Person.”
The “pregnant man” and “pregnant person” emojis are important for inclusivity and representation as some transgender and non-binary people can be pregnant. The “other keywords” for both emojis suggest possible alternative uses such as “bloated” and “full”. But the emoji names for both characters were changed from “man / person with a swollen stomach” to “pregnant man / person” back in February to be in line with the name and intended use of the existing “pregnant woman” emoji.
The final list of emojis is the same as the draft version that was circulated a few months ago. That list removed some candidates that might reappear in a future version of the Unicode specification, including “vulture”, “crow”, “raised little finger”, “saucepan”, “chainsaw” and “submarine”. The Unicode Consortium is working to limit the number of new emojis added in each new version of the standard in order to “stay focused on what’s useful” and reduce the amount of work that operating system and app developers put in each year need to support new emojis.
New emojis are the most relevant addition to a Unicode update for most people, but as usual, Unicode 14 has support for a wide variety of languages, characters, and scripts including “Support for modern language groups in Bosnia, India, Indonesia, Iran”. , Java, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Pakistan and the Philippines as well as other languages in Africa and North America. “
Most operating systems and apps usually add support for new emoji and unicode updates a few months after the standards are finalized, so you won’t see them on your phone or PC for at least a few months.