In a step towards greater integration, the newly finished set of 2019 includes emoji people with physical disabilities covering mechanical arms and legs, sign language and hearing aids and even the difference between manual and motorized wheelchairs. The Unicode Consortium apparently followed Apple's proposal last year to better represent the disabled, and the new Unicode Emoji 12.0 ad announced today reflects this desire in full. There is also greater inclusiveness in terms of skin tones and ratio types, as a bunch of new variants of people holding hands emoji expands the combinations of gender and races.
In addition to humans, the new emoji also propagates the selection of other animals represented by otters, orangutans, flamingos and sloths, all of which do so. On the food front there is now butter, garlic, onions, falafel, waffles and ice cubes. More harmless additions include razors, axes and a drop of blood. In total, there are 59 new emoji and 171 new variations on existing ones.
One of the most sought after emoji of the Emoji was apparently a white heart, and this omission has now been corrected. In fact, from 2019, all the great colors will be represented with circle, square and heart-shaped emoji. If you have been waiting to express yourself with a brown heart, this will be the year your waiting time ends.
As usual, the new emoji additions will take a few months to appear in consumer products. The current message is just to get the documentation in order and then it will be up to software providers like Apple, Google, Samsung and Microsoft to design their own assume each emoji and implement them into their device interfaces.