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‘The final 2017 emoji list’

Jeremy Burge at Emojipedia has the details of the final list of new emojis for 2017:

Changes from past drafts include the flags of England, Scotland, and Wales. These join previously approved candidates such as vomit face, orange heart, and T-Rex…. Unicode continues to work on functionality and documentation relating to Emoji 5.0 and Unicode 10.02; however the emoji list is now frozen.

There are some great ones in there, including a curling stone, baseball cap, zombie, bearded face, and socks! Also, while the specification is recommending that flags for England, Scotland and Wales be supported, any national sub-division flag could theoretically be supported, including U.S. states. Send someone a Maryland flag emoji and you might get a vomiting face in return.

Anyway, here’s the complete list of 2017 entries. I’d expect to see most of them supported by the time iOS 11 and the next major macOS release arrive this fall.