In a just lately printed weblog publish, the Unicode Consortium has introduced that they may postpone the discharge of the 14th model of the Unicode Standard, which might have included quite a few new emojis upon which future rounds of emojis had been set to be based mostly.
As the emoji-making organisation strongly depends on volunteers, the present world state of affairs is stopping these volunteers to finish the model within the given timeline. So, in volunteers’ greatest pursuits, the Consortium has pushed the discharge of the v14.0 of the Unicode Standard to September 2021.
“This 12 months we merely can’t decide to the identical schedule we’ve adhered to prior to now.”, mentioned the President of the Consortium, Mark Davis.
We noticed the approval of v13.0 of the Unicode Standard simply two months earlier and we haven’t even acquired the brand new emojis but. The emojis within the v13.0 Unicode Standard can be included with the discharge of Android 11, which is at present in developer beta.
So, the postponement of the v14.0 of the Unicode Standard is not going to have an effect on the present emoji state of affairs. However, the delay would have an effect on the discharge of future emojis for smartphones.