The Unicode Consortium has revealed 236 draft candidates for the next wave of new emoji as part of emoji 12.0.
Specifically, the proposed emoji break down into the following categories:
- 209 people & body
- 15 objects
- 12 miscellaneous symbols
- 9 food & drink
- 7 animals & nature
- 6 travel & places
- 3 activities
- 3 smileys and emotion
Unicode says 50 of the new emoji are for accessibility, including a person with a hearing aid and a woman in a manual wheelchair. There are also 55 combinations of mixed skin tones and options for opposite- and same-sex couples so users can represent different kinds of families.
Unicode’s Emoji 12.0 lineup won’t be finalized until January, with a full rollout expected to take place in March.