Here's What all Those New Emoji Actually Look Like

By Jamie Condliffe on at

On Tuesday we told you of the impending arrival of hundreds of new emoji. Now, the Unicode Consortium has published a chart which shows us what they'll actually look like.

The list highlights the 240 new miscellaneous symbols and pictographs that are being added to version 7.0 of the Unicode Standard, which overall adds 2,834 new characters to the existing version 6.3. Those keen to cause offence, celebrate Star Trek or just celebrate the era of bygone tech will certainly be happy. Reversed hand with middle finger? Check. Reversed hand with part between middle and ring fingers? Yep. Fax icon? Obviously. You can check all of them out in this list.

More seriously, the emoji only make up a small number of the 2,834 new characters, with the others including new currency symbols and historic scripts across multiple languages. Still, there's no denying that graphical representations of rolled up newspapers and dagger knives will make the internet a, err, richer place. [Miscellaneous Symbols and Pictographs via Verge]