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Unicode 9 set has no dumpling emoji, but adds 74 other emoji

By Jules Wang January 21, 2016, 8:39 pm

The peach. The eggplant. Okay, nevermind those.

Last time around, it was the taco that made waves in the digital messaging sphere. What can we look forward to as the next big emoji? Not a dumpling one — at least, not anytime soon.

The Unicode Consortium has taken in 74 emoji into its new Unicode 9 standard, set for release in June. While operating system publishers have to deal with coding these little pictograms into the lexicon of the software, it’s up to individual OEMs to actually implement them onto their keyboards. And that can take a bit of time.

Below is the complete list of additions, organized into categories. Potential trigger words are listed in parentheses. You can look at the reference designs for each one at our source link.


  • Face with Cowboy Hat
  • Clown Face
  • Nauseated Face
  • Rolling on the Floor Laughing
  • Drooling Face
  • Lying Face
  • Sneezing Face (“gesundheit”)


  • Prince
  • Man in Tuxedo
  • Mother Christmas (“Mrs. Claus”)
  • Face Palm
  • Shrug
  • Pregnant Woman
  • Selfie
  • Man Dancing


  • Call Me Hand
  • Raised Back of Hand
  • Left-Facing Fist
  • Right-Facing Fist
  • Handshake
  • Hand with Index and Middle Fingers Crossed


  • Black Heart


  • Fox Face
  • Deer
  • Gorilla
  • Rhinoceros
  • Bat
  • Eagle
  • Duck
  • Owl
  • Lizard
  • Butterfly
  • Shark
  • Shrimp
  • Squid


  • Wilted Flower


  • Croissant
  • Avocado
  • Cucumber (“pickle”)
  • Bacon
  • Potato
  • Carrot
  • Baguette Bread (“french bread”)
  • Green Salad
  • Shallow Pan of Food (“paella,” “casserole”)
  • Stuff Flatbread (“doner kebab,” “falafel,” “gyro,” “shawarma”)
  • Egg
  • Glass of Milk
  • Peanuts
  • Kiwifruit
  • Pancakes

Food Items

  • Clinking Glasses
  • Tumbler Glass (“whisky”)
  • Spoon


  • Octagonal Sign (“stop sign”)
  • Shopping Trolley (“shopping cart”)
  • Scooter
  • Motor Scooter
  • Canoe


  • Person Doing Cartwheel (“gymnastics”)
  • Juggling
  • Fencer
  • Modern Pentathlon
  • Wrestlers
  • Water Polo
  • Handball
  • Goal Net
  • Rifle (“marksmanship,” “shooting [Olympic sport]”)
  • Boxing Glove
  • Martial Arts Uniform (“judo and other martial arts,” “hunting”)
  • First Place Medal (“gold medal”)
  • Second Place Medal (“silver medal”)
  • Third Place Medal (“bronze medal”)


  • Drum with Drumsticks

Once implemented, the total number of official emoji will stand at 1,698.

Not one of them will be a dumpling emoji, though. Why it’s such a big deal and how you can witness the Unicode Consortium’s process of selecting emoji for inclusion into the standard are in our Learn More link.

Cheers to Oman, by the way.

Source: Unicode Consortium
Via: BGR
Learn More: The World in Words (Podcast)

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