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2019 Will See the Release of 61 New Emoji Characters

Eight "emoji provisional candidates" for 2020 have also been added which includes ninja, military helmet.

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61 new emoji characters shortlisted. Pixabay

Unicode Consortium, the organisation that regulates emojis has shortlisted 179 candidates – 61 characters plus variants – for release in 2019.

Giving a thumbs up to diversity, making up a large chunk of those new emoji are 55 characters to represent couples of different genders and skin tones, The Verge reported on Thursday.

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The shortlisted emoji includes representation of a person with hearing impairment as well.. VOA

The shortlisted emoji includes representation of a person with hearing impariment as well.

The list of draft candidates will be reviewed and finalised in the next meeting, this coming September, Unicode Consortium said in a blog post.

Also Read: World Emoji Day: Apple, Facebook, Twitter Celebrate with New Emojis

Additionally, eight “emoji provisional candidates” for 2020 have also been added which includes ninja, military helmet, mammoth, feather, dodo, magic wand, carpentry saw and a screwdriver, it said. (IANS)

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Gboard by Google Brings Better Support for Handwriting

New Gboard beta is faster, brings better handwriting support

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Gboard by Google has been steadily increasing its features and support with each update. Pixabay

Gboard, a virtual keyboard app developed by Google for native Android and iOS devices, in its latest beta is apparently faster and includes support for handwriting. This is the latest science and technology news.

Gboard has been steadily increasing its features and support with each update, and the latest beta continues that trend by introducing word prediction and spelling correction for handwriting input, as well as a layout for handwriting in Tibetan, Android Police recently reported.

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Gboard, a virtual keyboard app developed by Google for native Android and iOS devices, in its latest beta is apparently faster and includes support for handwriting. Pixabay

With the new beta, handwriting input in English language will now support spelling corrections, as well as next-word predictions.

Any improvements to latency and start up-time are a boon, and adding more features for tablet users is a promising sign of things to come.

Also Read- New Apple Maps Feature Now Available in 3 More US Cities

If you’d like to try out these features-or provide feedback-you can enrol in the Gboard beta here, the report added. (IANS)