You might be able to flip emoji direction in 2018

Unicode consortium announces new Emoji 11.0 Beta list – final list could be approved in January

New Emoji List for 2018 Includes Cupcake, Redheads, Teddy Bear, and More [Photos]

Proposed figures include a softball, bagel, kangaroo, teddy bear, mango, party face, skateboard, spool of thread, redheads, and many others.

Emojipedia has uncovered a new document from Unicode which details all the changes coming in the next collection of icons, which is called Emoji 11.0.

Burge notes that the changing emoji directions is at "a pretty early stage right now".

"Emoji with glyphs that face to the right or left may face either direction, according to vendor preference", Unicode says.

'However, that can cause a definite change in meaning when exchanging text across platforms'.

Unicode consortium announces new Emoji 11.0 Beta list – final list could be approved in January
Gingers have souls too: Here are the 2018 emoji candidates

The version number for the next release of Unicode emoji is jumping from the previously-released Emoji 5.0 to Emoji 11.0 (instead of 6.0). "The following ZWJ mechanism can be used to pick an explicit direction". As such, the sample emoji in this article are subject to change by the time they're released. Images: Apple / Emojipedia composite.

Soon you'll be able to make two aubergines touch each other - and doesn't want that?

Above: These previous emoji candidates are not in the current Emoji 11.0 beta.

A draft of the new guidelines announced Monday night by the Unicode Consortium would allow vendors to give you the power to reverse the direction of your emoji. The final list will be confirmed in the first quarter of next year, with a decision in January and an announcement in March.

Developers can now access Emoji 11.0 data files from Unicode for testing and to provide feedback.

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