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The much-needed bacon emoji is one of 72 new characters arriving in Unicode 9

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Eric Vela
Jun 03, 2016 09:30
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If this sounds like you, then good news: more than 72 new emoji, including the pig-based food, are on their way.

The Unicode Consortium – the organization that approves new emojis – has announced that 72 new characters will arrive with the release of Unicode 9.0 on June 21.

Additionally, the update will bring a Selfie icon - something that s taken a surprisingly long time to arrive in emoji form.

Facebook rolled out 1500 new emojis to its Messenger service earlier this week, including 100 that are designed to better reflect gender and skin tones.

The issue of emoji diversity was addressed by four Google employees last month, who developed a new set of images aimed at promoting gender equality in the workplace.

The current characters are just mockups, and it will take a few months before companies add the final versions to their software.

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