Unicode 10 New Characters

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

Unicode 10.0 is released on 2017 June 20.

Unicode 10.0 adds 8,518 characters, for a total of 136,690 characters. These additions include 4 new scripts, for a total of 139 scripts, as well as 56 new emoji characters.

The new scripts and characters in Version 10.0 add support for lesser-used languages and unique written requirements worldwide.

New Characters Added in Unicode 10.
ScriptNumber of CharactersNote
Masaram Gondi75 Used to write Gondi in Central and Southeast India. Gondi writing
Nüshu396 女书. Used by women in China to write poetry and other discourses until the late twentieth century Nüshu script
Soyombo80 Used in historic Buddhist texts to write Sanskrit, Tibetan, and Mongolian Soyombo alphabet
Zanabazar Square72 Used in historic Buddhist texts to write Sanskrit, Tibetan, and Mongolian Zanabazar Square alphabet
Syriac letters? Used for writing Suriyani Malayalam, also known as Garshuni and as Syriac Malayalam Syriac alphabet
Gujarati signs132 Used for the transliteration of the Arabic script into Gujarati by Ismaili Khoja communities Gujarati alphabet
Hentaigana285 Hentaigana (変体仮名) characters used in Japan (historic variants of Hiragana characters) Hentaigana
CJK Extension7,473 Chinese characters
emoji56emoji

Unicode 10 New Emoji

Note: font won't become available until Google, Microsoft, Apple etc release them. Probably around end of 2017.

Here's a image rendering.

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New emoji in Unicode 10

Here's the actual characters:

Faces

🤩 🤨 🤯 🤪 🤬 🤮 🤫 🤭 🧐

Person

🧒 🧑 🧓 🧕 🧔

Fantasy Creatures

🧙 🧚 🧛 🧝 🧜 🧞 🧟

Person with Situation

🤱 🧖 🧗 🧘

Hand Gesture

🤟 🤲

Clothing

🧣 🧤 🧥 🧦 🧢

Animals

🦓 🦒 🦔 🦕 🦖 🦗

Food

🥩 🥪 🥥 🥦 🥣 🥫 🥟 🥠 🥧 🥨 🥤 🥢 🥡

Things

🛸 🛷 🥌

Misc

🧠 🧡

[see Unicode Emoji 😄 😱 👽]

Rendering

Here's some rendering.

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Unicode 10 faces symbola font 2017-07-06
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Unicode 10 faces on twitter 2017-07-06

Search Box

Unicode Search

Reference

http://unicode.org/versions/Unicode10.0.0/

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