Gingers, Cupcake, Swan Among Proposed Emojis for 2018

Last night, Unicode announced the beta version of 2018’s emoji list, and there’s one proposed update that has nothing to do with adding new candidates: emoji direction. Emojipedia says the ability to switch the direction of emoji has been a long-requested feature and might not affect all emoji, but only the ones that would “benefit from it most.” Consider the blog’s unfortunate sample graphic below, that uses the train, runner, and gun emoji. Images: Apple / Emojipedia composite The new Unicode document says of the change: “Emoji with glyphs that face to the right or left may face either direction, according to vendor preference. However, that can cause a definite change in meaning when exchanging text across... Continue reading…

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Wed 6 Dec 17 from Daily Mail

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Wed 6 Dec 17 from BBC Technology

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Tue 5 Dec 17 from CNET

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Tue 5 Dec 17 from Engadget

You may soon be able to reverse emojis - plus these are the potential new icons

The authority behind emoji has revealed plans to let you reverse images, plus we now know some new ones that are coming.

Wed 6 Dec 17 from Techradar

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