Transgender flag, chef's kiss among new emojis announced
The Unicode Consortium announced new editions to the global standard of emojis on Wednesday, including a pinched-fingers ‘chef’s kiss’ and the transgender flag. (Unicode Consortium)
TORONTO -- A chef’s kiss, a baby seal and the transgender flag are among the latest additions of emojis that likely hit most devices later this year.
The Unicode Consortium released Emoji 13.0 on Wednesday, a collection of sample images for various mobile phone, computer and web platform vendors to adapt for their own purposes.
Making something delicious in the kitchen? Soon you can throw in a “pinched fingers” emoji, widely interpreted online as the “chef’s kiss” hand gesture.
Did the moneybag and winged dollar bills seem too opulent? There’s now a single coin emoji.
The new collection also expands on last year’s efforts for more gender-diverse options. There’s an inclusive version of Santa and Mrs. Claus called “Mx Claus” as well as a woman in a tuxedo, and a man in a white veil. The transgender flag, with blue, pink and white lines, was also added to Emoji 13.0, but had notably already been added to WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter platforms last year.