Unicode version 9.0 released with new emojis
Unicode version 9.0 released with 72 new emojis Getty Images

The Unicode Consortium has unveiled version 9.0 of the Unicode Standard that brings as many as 72 new emojis to help users across OS platforms to express themselves using these small digital images. Pregnant woman, drooling face, selfie, black heart and motor scooter are some of the emojis you will be able to use with this release.

Besides, there are 7,500 characters and support for six new scripts such as Osage, a native American language; Nepal Bhasa; Fulani and other African languages; Bravanese dialect of Swahili used in Somalia; Warsh orthography for Arabic used in north and west Africa; and Tangut, a Chinese script. In addition, there are 19 symbols for the 4K TV standard.

Emojis that have played a major role in every release are face emojis. The Unicode version 9.0 also bundles a bunch of such faces: rolling on the floor laughing, drooling face, face with cowboy hat, clown face, lying face, nauseated and sneezing face, among others.

Then there are personality emojis such as prince, mother Christmas, man in Tuxedo, shrug, face palm, man dancing and pregnant woman. Besides, there are body gestures for selfie, hand with index and middle fingers crossed, call me hand, left and right-facing fists, raised back of hand and handshake.

Animal and nature lovers have plenty of emojis to choose from including gorilla, fox face, deer, rhinos, bat, eagle, duck, owl, lizard, shark, shrimp, squid, butterfly and wilted flower. In the fruits section, the Unicode consortium has added kiwifruit, avocado, carrot, cucumber, peanuts, and food emojis have pancakes, egg, green salad and more. Other important additions are in sports, medals, transport, drinks and musical instruments lists. Check out the video below posted by Emojipedia showing the new emojis in the latest Unicode version.

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