Celebrated on July 17 World emoji day There are already many candidates to join the new catalog Which includes, among his proposals, a pregnant man, the symbol of the low battery, an elf and a shriveled face.
The selection will be made in September and the consortium will take over Unicode He is responsible for receiving, analyzing and adjudicating proposals. Anyone can suggest and submit emojis.Page details How to submit a proposal which shall include, among other things, the drawing, its meaning and suitability for consideration.
Emojis are put to vote and you have to pass multiple times. New emojis are selected and incorporated every year which from June arrive on different platforms incorporating them in different forms.
How emojis have changed over time
“A few years ago, there were emojis based on different genres Jennifer Daniel, who has been at Google since 2016 and is chair of the Emoji Subcommittee, said: UnicodeAs part of a virtual chat, he participated in Infobae.
He added: “We added hundreds of emojis to combat stereotypes on issues related to careers and parenting.” This can be seen especially in recent years And in this new edition there are several modifications that are specifically aimed at further expanding these options. This is evidenced, for example, by pregnant man Who is one of this year’s nominees, the mother of the bearded woman who joined last year.
Emojis have a global audience, so it’s important that your designs reflect that. For example, the pie emoji was once similar to American pumpkin pie and now it has been modified and looks like a universal pie.
“I can laugh at how there is more food for everyone, but it’s not really a joke: This slight change means that this emoji can represent a large number of pies: apple pie, blueberry pie, strawberry pie, cherry pie, chicken pie. And beef and mushrooms … the list goes on,” Daniel analyzes.
The creator explains that it is important when designing emojis, be accurate So you can estimate the characteristics. You can also add details, in the case of food, show it raw or cooked.
Landing on mobile phones
In addition, Daniel expected the arrival of new emojis Android 12 When it is launched near the end September. And in an effort to make it easier for everyone to see the emoji, no matter how old your phone is or when your favorite messaging app was updated, Starting with Android 12, all Appcompat compatible apps will automatically get the newest and coolest emoji“, He said.
As you can see on the official page of UnicodeAmong the potential candidates are a face that greets, a lip that bites, and a coral. It Initial List From Emoji 14.0.
There are also gender options for pregnancy, royalty, heart-shaped hands, and Ability to choose from 15 different combinations of handshakes.
Since this is only a preliminary list, each emoji is subject to change before final approval in September 2021. You can vote (by entering this Link) for the symbol most desired to be included in the award “Most Expected Emoji”The raffle will be held on July 17th.
What are you aiming for with the new listings
The hand with the index finger and thumb can be a common finger and heart gesture Among fans of K-Pop, or any other gesture that uses the index finger and thumb, such as money.
The coral, Meanwhile, it is commonly used as a symbol to discuss climate changeAnd the Due to the impact of global warming on coral reefs.
The “a person with a crown” It is an alternative type of emoji that exists to illustrate the concept of a prince and princess.
The pregnant man and the pregnant person are new and realize that pregnancy is possible for some transgender men and non-binary people.These options are in addition to the pregnant woman emoji that have been around for a while.
“The above additions will mean that nearly all emojis can have a default gender-neutral option, with the option to use female or male where appropriate. Some exceptions are still under review, based on the report of the 2020 Emoji Unicode Subcommittee,” highlighted in the official Emojipedia blog.
Why is World Emoji Day celebrated on July 17?
Since 2014, World Emoji Day is celebrated on the 17th of July every year. This date was chosen because it is the date that appears in the iOS calendar emoji. As described on the Emojipedia page, this date is intended to “promote the use of emojis and share the happiness they give us.”