Friday, 31 July 2020

release 13.1

Though Unicode 14.0 is delayed due to the pandemic, there will be an interim roll-out of a small batch of new emoji.
There’s much nuance and pantomime to be found for every glyph and in their renderings across different platforms, and the addition of singular expression—though still make of it what you will—to the vernacular that corrects for interoperability is a nod to wide variation and potential for misinterpretation. Aside from extra options for “bearded person” which could result in a bearded woman, there’s a face with spiralled-eyes figure as a place-holder for a historic discrepancy for in some operating systems and applications that displayed the original x-eyed face (๐Ÿ˜ต) sometimes with dizzied or hypnotic circles.