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This article was published on November 11, 2016

    Hijab, breastfeeding and zombie emoji set to be included in Unicode 10

    Hijab, breastfeeding and zombie emoji set to be included in Unicode 10
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    Josh Levenson is an avid technology enthusiast who writes news and the occasional how-to article. He's also a self-proclaimed sneakerhead an Josh Levenson is an avid technology enthusiast who writes news and the occasional how-to article. He's also a self-proclaimed sneakerhead and has been an Apple fan for as long as he can remember.

    The Unicode Consortium has announced that it’s approved 51 new emoji for its upcoming Unicode 10 release that’s set to be published in mid-2017 — and they include everything from a vampire to a nude “person in a steamy room.”

    It’s clear that making emoji more representative of the diverse community that uses them has been the main priority for the latest update as it’s set to include a breastfeeding mother, a woman wearing a hijab and a heavily bearded man.

    We have to say, the hijab emoji looks remarkably similar to the one that was submitted to the Consortium back in September by a 15-year-old teenage girl from Saudi Arabia requesting a symbol that represents Muslim women like herself.

    Fortunately for the foodies amongst us, a plethora of new food-related items have made their way onto the list, such as a pretzel, a sandwich, a cup with a straw, tinned ingredients, broccoli, a pie, a bowl of soup and a coconut.

    You can find the full list of the 51 new emoji that have been approved to be included Unicode 10 below:

    • Sled
    • Flying saucer
    • ‘I love you’ hand sign
    • Grinning face with star eyes
    • Grinning face with crazy eyes
    • Face with finger covering closed lips
    • Serious face with symbols covering mouth
    • Smiling face with smiling eyes and hand covering mouth
    • Face with open mouth vomiting
    • Shocked face with exploding head
    • Breast-feeding
    • Palms up together
    • Curling stone
    • Bowl with spoon
    • Cup with straw
    • Coconut
    • Broccoli
    • Pie
    • Pretzel
    • Cut of meat
    • Sandwich
    • Canned food
    • Giraffe face
    • Zebra face
    • Hedgehog
    • Sauropod
    • T-rex
    • Cricket
    • Face with monocle
    • Adult
    • Child
    • Older adult
    • Bearded adult
    • Bearded person
    • Person with headscarf
    • Person in steamy room
    • Person climbing
    • Person in lotus position
    • Mage (wizard, witch, sorcerer, etc)
    • Fairy
    • Merperson
    • Elf
    • Genie
    • Zombie
    • Brain
    • Orange heart
    • Billed cap
    • Scarf
    • Gloves
    • Coat
    • Socks

    It’s worth noting, however, that although the emoji in the list have been approved, it’s possible that some of them may not make their way into the final version of Unicode 10. Their designs could also differ from the sketches included in the documentation.

    via Emojipedia