Unicode 9 New Characters

By Xah Lee. Date: .

Unicode 9.0.0 is released on June 21, 2016.

Unicode 9.0 adds exactly 7,500 characters, for a total of 128,172 characters.

New Characters Added in Unicode 9.
ScriptNumber of CharactersNote
Adlam87 Adlam alphabet, a writing system for the Fula languages used in Africa. Fula language
Bhaiksuki97 Bhaiksuki (Sanskrit: भैक्षुकी) is a Brahmi-based script that was used around the 11th and 12th centuries CE. It used to be known in English as the “Arrow-Headed Script” or “Point-Headed Script,” while an older designation, “Sindhura,” had been used in Tibet for at least three centuries.[2] Records showing usage of the script mainly appeared in the present-day states of Bihar and West Bengal in India, and in regions of Bangladesh. Records have also been located in Tibet, Nepal, and Burma. Bhaiksuki alphabet
Marchen68 Marchen script is one of the writing system for Zhang-Zhung language. Zhang-Zhung (Tibetan: ཞང་ཞུང, Wylie: zhang zhung) is an extinct Sino-Tibetan language that was spoken in what is now western Tibet. Zhang-Zhung language
Newa92 Prachalit Nepal script is a type of Abugida script developed from the Mol script derivatives of Brahmi script. It is used to write Nepal Bhasa, Sanskrit and Pali. Various publications are still published in this script including the Sikkim Herald the bulletin of the Sikkim government (Newari edition).[1]
Osage72a Native American language. Osage language
Tangut6881 Tangut is a extinct language used in 1036–1502, in China. The writing system, Tangut script, is artificially created, based on Chinese character, but much more complex. Tangut language
emoji71
other132 Many additional character for different scripts. See http://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/Unicode-9.0/

Unicode 9 New Emoji

faces, emotion, gestures

🤣 🤤 🤠 🤡 🤥 🤢
🤶 🤴 🤵 🤰 🤦 🤷 🤳

gestures

🤞 🤙 🤛 🤜 🤚 🤝

sport

🕺 🤺 🤸 🤼 🤽 🤾 🤹

animals

🦍 🦊 🦌 🦏 🦇 🦅 🦆 🦉 🦎 🦈 🦐 🦑 🦋

food

🥝 🥑 🥔 🥕 🥒 🥜 🥐 🥖 🥞 🥓 🥙 🥚 🥘 🥗 🥛 🥂 🥃 🥄

motor, traffic

🛴 🛵 🛑

misc things

🛶 🥇 🥈 🥉 🥊 🥋 🥅 🥁 🛒

WILTED flower, and one dark heart!

🥀 🖤

[see Unicode Emoji 😄 😱 👽]

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Reference

http://unicode.org/versions/Unicode9.0.0/