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The following emoji characters are candidates for inclusion in a future version of Unicode. These characters are not final! The characters were based on proposals received by the Unicode Consortium, reviewed by the Unicode Emoji Subcommittee, and selected on the basis of the Emoji Selection Factors in Submitting Emoji Proposals. That page also describes the Process and Timeline for proposals.

See also Draft Candidates.


Provisional candidates are subject to prioritization, and may not included be in the next release of Unicode. Temporary IDs are assigned, not code points. Draft candidates are “short-listed”, and have been assigned draft code points, but are still subject to change or removal. Final candidates will be in the next release of Unicode, but do not have final code points or properties.

The Attributes column contains provisional information about the candidate:

Feedback on the CLDR Short Name, Keywords, ordering, and category is welcome.

When looking at the linked proposals for candidates or accepted characters it is important to keep two points in mind:

  1. New proposals must follow the form in Submitting Emoji Proposals. This form may have changed since earlier proposals were submitted.
  2. The UTC may accept a proposal for reasons other than those stated in the proposal, and does not necessarily endorse or consider relevant all of the proposed reasons.
Smileys & People
Code Sample CLDR Short Name Other Keywords Attributes Proposal
1 X101903 􁤃 yawning face bored | tired > 🤔 L2/17‑432
Travel & Places
Code Sample CLDR Short Name Other Keywords Attributes Proposal
2 X101901 􁤁 hindu temple hindu | temple > 🕌 L2/17‑298
3 X101905 􁤅 parachute hang-glide | parachute | parasail | skydive > 🛬 L2/18‑003
Code Sample CLDR Short Name Other Keywords Attributes Proposal
4 X101900 􁤀 diving mask diving | scuba | snorkeling
> 🎣 L2/17‑381
light & video
Code Sample CLDR Short Name Other Keywords Attributes Proposal
5 X101906 􁤆 􁤆 diya lamp diya | lamp | oil > 🏮 L2/17‑356, L2/18‑029, L2/18‑033
6 X101904 􁤄 􁤄 axe chop | hatchet | split | wood > 🔨 L2/18‑002
7 X101902 􁤂 razor sharp | shave > 🛁 L2/17‑431


Totals for the above emoji. For information on the categories, see Totals.

Smileys & PeopleAnimals & NatureFood & DrinkTravel & PlacesActivitiesObjectsSymbolsFlagsOtherTotal

Recent Changes

The following changes were made in the October 2017 UTC meeting to the provisional candidates for 2019.

  1. Four characters were added.
    • yawning face
    • parachute
    • axe
    • razor