The Unicode Consortium, the organization responsible for managing new emojis, has released its proposal for new emoji in 2019.
Altogether, Unicode has proposed dozens of new emoji, including:
- Service dog
- Hindu temple
- White heart
- Blue square
- Mechanical leg
- Ice cube
- Adhesive bandage
It’s worth noting that Apple pitched 13 different inclusive emoji to Unicode back in March, including those featuring wheelchairs and service dogs. Given that they’re now on Unicode’s own 2019 proposal list, it’s possible that they’ll end up being implemented in phones next year.
However, Unicode stresses that all emoji listed “are candidates only, and subject to change before a final release,” so it remains to be seen what will be added for sure.
In any case, Unicode’s full list of 2019 emoji can be found here.
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