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Gingers have souls too: Here are the 2018 emoji candidates

07 December 2017, 02:30 | Brandon Parsons

Images Apple Emojipedia composite

Images Apple  Emojipedia composite

The brains behind the emoji you use on your phone have announced new plans to let you be able to swap the direction each one is facing, with the feature possibly launching at some point in 2018.

According to Emojipedia, there are 2666 emojis in the "Unicode Standard" as of June 2017, meaning that there must be ENDLESS situations in which aesthetic confusion is created by emoji that face the wrong way. This means that by next fall, if all the current emoji candidates from Unicode are approved, you could have roughly 130 new emojis with some or all that are reversible. It is still not final; changes can include both additions or removals from the list. This includes a swan, a pirate flag, a party face, faces with no/afro hair, superheroes, a bagel, and a firecracker.

Emoji which failed to make the cut range from a smiley face with "OK" in place of eyes, another face with question marks as eyes and a 'frowning pile of poo'.

Until everyone wises up, then, we'll just have to make due with snail-less emoji bands.

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Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. According to the website, the final decision will be made next month, which will be announced in March, and the whole set of new emoji will be officially released sometime during the first half of next year.

With the final list not yet nailed down and Apple's new operating system still a ways out, it looks as if we could be waiting nearly an entire year to get our hands on this collection of new iOS 12 emojis.

The Unicode Consortium is the body which standardises and maintains how characters such as emoji appear across differing platforms, such as on Apple's iOS and Google's Android software. "The following ZWJ mechanism can be used to pick an explicit direction". With the new addition of the reversible technology, these new emojis are likely to take a little bit longer to implement than previous releases.



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