Unicode standard 7.0 includes over 250 new symbols, here's a list

A new Unicode standard, version 7.0, was released on 16 June 2014 and adds over 2,800 new characters, 2,834 to be exact. This list does not only includes new scripts but also includes a number of new set of emoji (pictorial symbols), including a set of most awaited icons too. You can find all the symbols here.

Tech Giants including Microsoft, Apple and Google are expected to push new system and font updates to devices that includes the support for this new standard soon. There are currently no fonts available with support of full Unicode 7.0 charset, but we expect to see them soon.

Talking about the characters included other than emojis, they include 23 lesser-used and historic scripts and additions to already existing scripts. These scripts includes languages used in Asian countries including India and China with addition of Africa.

New blocks in Unicode 7.0 from the Unicode website are listed as follows:

Range
Block Name
1AB0..1AFF
Combining Diacritical Marks Extended
A9E0..A9FF
Myanmar Extended-B
AB30..AB6F
Latin Extended-E
102E0..102FF
Coptic Epact Numbers
10350..1037F
Old Permic
10500..1052F
Elbasan
10530..1056F
Caucasian Albanian
10600..1077F
Linear A
10860..1087F
Palmyrene
10880..108AF
Nabataean
10A80..10A9F
Old North Arabian
10AC0..10AFF
Manichaean
10B80..10BAF
Psalter Pahlavi
11150..1117F
Mahajani
111E0..111FF
Sinhala Archaic Numbers
11200..1124F
Khojki
112B0..112FF
Khudawadi
11300..1137F
Grantha
11480..114DF
Tirhuta
11580..115FF
Siddham
11600..1165F
Modi
118A0..118FF
Warang Citi
11AC0..11AFF
Pau Cin Hau
16A40..16A6F
Mro
16AD0..16AFF
Bassa Vah
16B00..16B8F
Pahawh Hmong
1BC00..1BC9F
Duployan
1BCA0..1BCAF
Shorthand Format Controls
1E800..1E8DF
Mende Kikakui
1F650..1F67F
Ornamental Dingbats
1F780..1F7FF
Geometric Shapes Extended
1F800..1F8FF
Supplemental Arrows-C

Talking about the emojis included in Unicode 7.0, the list is quite large with over 250 additions. Here’s a list of them (274 symbols), while icons are available here.

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If you want to find a specific symbol, just do a Ctrl + F on your keyboard and type in your keyword.

Source: Unicode Blog, Unicode.org.

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