New Emoji List for 2018 Includes Cupcake, Redheads, Teddy Bear, and More

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This means that you could take emoji that face a certain direction.

The Unicode Consortium - the organization that develops the Unicode standard - has proposed new guidelines for the upcoming Unicode 11.0 standard, including a "mechanism" that would allow emoji that explicitly point toward the right or the left to face either direction, according to vendor preference. See the full list here.

Some of the other emoji candidates in the beta include the teddy bear, mango, party face, spool of thread and skateboard.

In addition to the new figures themselves, Unicode 11 also proposes support for reversible emoji.

Those googly eyes on emojis that now face left could be made to face to the right next year if Apple or other device vendors decide to give you the option.

Burge notes that the changing emoji directions is at "a pretty early stage right now".

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'However, that can cause a definite change in meaning when exchanging text across platforms'.

The developer says it's been a long-requested feature, which will only affect the emoji that will "benefit from it the most".

Missing from this list is the previously announced Frowning Pile of Poo, Grinning Face With Letters OK As Eyes, and Frowning Face With Question Marks As Eyes.

"Final decisions about the 2018 emoji list will be made at the Unicode Technical Meeting in January, with details to be published by the end of Q1 2018."

Developers can now access Emoji 11.0 data files from Unicode for testing and to provide feedback.

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