Major stakeholders such as mobile service providers, media and content producers, civil society organizations, and developers from the tech community have been told by the government to prepare measures for the adoption of the Unicode
. All government ministries have already fully migrated to Unicode
in April 2019.
However, extended Unicode
support isn't quite perfect yet: ToCharacterCode still splits up non-plane-0 characters into surrogate pairs (we're currently working on a fix, which will come in Wolfram Cloud 1.52), and the editor cursor can be moved 'inside' emojis (this will be improved in the longer term).
Emoji are used by 92 percent of the global population online, Unicode
But for it to make it to phones and computers, it has to be approved by Unicode
. The nonprofit group, mostly made up of people from large tech companies like Apple, Google and Facebook, translates emoji into one standard, so that a person in France, for example, can send an emoji or a text message to a person in the U.S.
In the Unicode
2017 update, the hijab emoji was added, demonstrating how emojis become relevant for different communities.
While the pick-up truck emoji has been shortlisted for a future version of Unicode
. The final list of approved emoji will be revealed in early next year.
The additions are expected later this year along with dozens of more inclusive emojis as platforms adopt the Unicode
class="MsoNormalINCLUSIVITY class="MsoNormalThe Unicode
Consortium sets the standards for emoji compatibility, allowing the symbols to translate across the internet.
Consortium said in ablog post: "Emoji 12.0 data has been released, with 59 new emoji and 171 variants for gender and skin tone, this makes a total of 230 emoji including variants."
New emoji are decided on and introduced by a committee in the Unicode
Consortium, a California-based nonprofit organization that ensures industry standards for how text is expressed in computing.
Daniel further clarified in another tweet that the goal of redesigning the salad emoji was to stay true to the unicode