This repository collects (draft) proposals for new emojis and other Unicode characters. The collection also contains templates, related sources, references and other helpful material related to the Unicode standard.
A new emoji can be made in three different ways:
Emojiproperty once and using Variation Selector 16 ‘VS-16’ U+FE0F henceafter. These are not documented ditrectly in the Unicode Standard (TUS), but in Unicode Technical Standard #51 (UTS#51) The deadline for such proposals is usually later than the one for new codepoints. The release date of a new major version of UTS#51 is always synchronized with TUS, but there may be additional ones.
You can contribute to an existing issue (e.g. for animals, flags, emoticons or food) or raise a new one to wish for additional proposals. The thing most direly needed in emoji proposals are example graphics that ideally can be used freely (even commercially) and without strong attribution requirements.
You could also take your ideas and contributions to Emoji Nation who have helped to push through the majority of recent successful emoji proposals.
See branches and pull requests for more work-in-progress items.
Similar discussions are now found in the repository issues on Github.
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