The world itself may be becoming less inclusive, but inside your smartphone, emojis are set to embrace various cultures and food items and more in an update due this summer.
According to a release from Emojipedia on Monday, 69 new images will be part of the next Unicode 10.0 collection. They include everything from a breastfeeding woman to a woman in a head scarf. There’s a gray-haired lady with glasses and a brown-haired dude with a beard. Swearing emoji and barfing emoji can fight over the food items that range from a steak to broccoli to a sandwich.
In the fantasy realm, images include a genie, zombie, elf and mermaid. Animals include a zebra, giraffe and hedgehog. There’s also a UFO for those who want to believe — and text about it.
Emojipedia said in a blog post that the sample images are offered in “Apple style” and are in line with what they expect vendors to support.
The release is scheduled for June, and there are 239 emojis in total when gender and skin tone recommendations are taken into account. Check out the 69 new images: