New Emoji Standard Is Finally Adding a Camera With Flash

Jun 18, 2014

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Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

New Emoji Standard Is Finally Adding a Camera With Flash

Jun 18, 2014

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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Yesterday, the Unicode Consortium (the regulating body of Unicode characters) released a version 7.0 of the Unicode standard including about 250 new Emoji icons. Emoji is the set of smilies we share over text messages and facebook, things like ☺ and and ☎ and ⚽ .

While the most talked about new Emojis will probably be the one with the middle finger raised, and the Volkan greeting sign, the new standard also has a few bits of photography related Emojis. Most notable are the Studio Microphone, Movie Camera, Film Frames, Camera With Flash and Film Projector

The standard does not dictate the look and feel of each Emoji, only the general idea behind it, so each font or application can implement them as they see fit.

The shapes of the reference glyphs used in these code charts are not prescriptive. Considerable variation is to be expected in actual fonts. The particular fonts used in these charts were provided to the Unicode Consortium by a number of different font designers, who own the rights to the fonts #

There is a mock up [pdf] found in the consortium announcement, but for the icon to be wildly available most apps and Os’s will have to update their code

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4 responses to “New Emoji Standard Is Finally Adding a Camera With Flash”

  1. James Mitchell Avatar
    James Mitchell

    was it just mean or does that article just stop mid way through… also those ad’s are making it harder to find content!

    1. udi tirosh Avatar
      udi tirosh

      Looks like the camera emoji was not playing nice with wordpress. Fixed that.

  2. CarmelitaMButler Avatar
    CarmelitaMButler

    While the most talked about new Emojis will probably be the one with the middle finger raised, and the Volkan greeting sign, the new standard also has a few bits of photography related Emojis. Most notable are the Studio Microphone, Movie Camera, Film Frames, Camera With Flash and Film Projector http://sn.im/290xdj8

  3. Greg S. Avatar
    Greg S.

    Volkan? VOLKAN? Seriously?