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Reversible emojis might be coming to our devices soon

Reversible emojis might be coming to our devices soon

Also possibly coming is the option for developers to offer a direction for emoji, so you can have the gun, auto or even train emoji switched around the other way.

The excitement is palpable with the Unicode Consortium announcing their latest list of emoji in the Emoji 11 (formerly Emoji 6.0) beta list overnight. So a auto or a person could be made to face either direction instead of staying fixed in one pose. Such emoji include red-haired people with various skin tones, hot faces, cold faces, superhero emoji with both male and female versions, supervillain emoji with both male and female versions, woozy faces, partying faces, smiling faces with three hearts spinning around them, pleading faces with puppy eyes, curly-haired, white-haired, and bald people with various skin tones, various body parts, and clothing items.

Emojipedia put together the above photo to illustrate what this could look like, featuring a woman running towards a train and the same woman running away from it. This means that by next fall, if all the current emoji candidates from Unicode are approved, you could have roughly 130 new emojis with some or all that are reversible.

Earthquake measuring 5.5 hits Uttarakhand's Rudraprayag district, tremors in north India
According to reports, medium intensity tremours were felt in Gurgaon, Noida and adjoining areas of Delhi for almost three seconds. As per the reports, the strong tremors have also felt in Punjab and Haryana.

The Emoji 11.0 has been a work in progress for the entire 2017 and this also included an update to the TR-51, the official emoji documentation.

In addition to reversible emoji, the proposed guidelines also contain a slew of other proposed emoji that make great candidates. This includes a swan, a pirate flag, a party face, faces with no/afro hair, superheroes, a bagel, and a firecracker. Sad pile of poo, OK face and question mark face have all been removed from the beta and we equally won't know if they are set to continue in emoji form until the March announcement.


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