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Apple Emoji - 14.2

helvella
helvellaAdministrator

Apple have just released the beta version of IOS 14.2. (The final version will be launched soon - possibly at the same time as the iPhone 12.)

One of the features they seem proud of is enhanced emojis. Indeed, they have included transgendered symbol, bubble tea and beaver. On the anatomical side, a pretty impressive heart and pair of lungs. But ...

Where is the bloomin' thyroid gland?

Maybe next year? If we ask nicely.

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What is the significance of the beaver? Or shouldn't I ask?

greygoose
greygoose in reply to humanbean

lol

I was just thinking how useful that bubble tea emoji is going to be. I spend so much time talking about bubble tea that it's going to be wonderful to just use the emoji instead of having to keep writing out bubble tea... Pity I don't have an Apple computer! lol

helvella
helvellaAdministrator in reply to greygoose

Don't worry - they are all part of the Unicode Emoji which we can expect to be available cross-platform - eventually. :-)

Lalatoot
Lalatoot in reply to helvella

Not much use if you don't know what they are. Just had to Google bubble tea. Here in the far north almost off the edge of Scotland, we would class bubble tea as a cocktail. 😂

helvella
helvellaAdministrator in reply to Lalatoot

There are, I am quite sure, more I don't understand than those I do! 😅

This site has so much information about emojis that it is utterly overwhelming:

blog.emojipedia.org/

greygoose
greygoose in reply to helvella

Do you ever get the feeling that things are going too far? Or am I just a grouchy old Boomer? lol

helvella
helvellaAdministrator in reply to greygoose

Often.

Big emojis - like at the start of this thread - are usually fairly clear. But when they are as small as individual letters, it can be very difficult to make them out at all.

And when you want to type one, that can be a real challenge!

greygoose
greygoose in reply to helvella

And, working out what other people have typed can be just as difficult. There's someone on here - I'm afraid I can't remember her name - who always puts what looks to me like a glass of milk and fox at the end of whatever she posts. And, I've been dying to ask if I'm seeing straight. lol Didn't want to be rude, though, but if you're reading this, milk fox, please let me know, as we're on the subject. :D (one of my favourite emojis - although I prefer the name 'emoticon'...)

Going too far - that’s what I said only this morning when I read this -

“Colour experts at Pantone have created a new shade of red called Period with the Swedish firm Intimina in a bid to 'embolden people who menstruate to feel proud of who they are'”

OK - I found it in the online DM where I go to see what I should be disgruntled about - amazing how it never fails

Yes, that is most definitely too far!

TSH110
TSH110 in reply to Lalatoot

glad I’m not the only one nonplussed by the term bubble tea! I was with that judge who asked “who’s Gaza?” 🤣😂🤣

Seems the bubble tea (not upgraded to IOS 14 yet so no emoji ☹️) comes with a health warning having 20 spoons of sugar ensconced within

thestar.com.my/lifestyle/he...

greygoose
greygoose in reply to TSH110

I only know about it because I've got a hyper-trendy 15 year old granddaughter. lol

helvella
helvellaAdministrator in reply to TSH110

I'm closer to this old chestnut:

"Who are The Beatles?"; the answer being "I believe they are a popular beat combo, m'lud."

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Popul...

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TSH110
TSH110 in reply to helvella

The first needle I put on an record was the Twist and Shout EP - I would dance to it then put it on again - I was may be 4 or 5 😊 I still adore all the tracks and can recognise them from the first chord

Goodness - I’ve never fancied bubble tea - I hadn’t realised how sweet it is, the store I pass always seems to be frequented by (hip?) Chinese / Asian teenagers.

When you read the article the ‘tea’ sounds absolutely disgusting. Hopefully it won’t last.

greygoose
greygoose in reply to helvella

I can hardly wait! lol

I used to pass a bubble tea shop when I walked from the railway station into town so I knew about that - not sure I’d have recognised it from the emoji - still not sure about the badger but then I’m not sure about most of the emojis.

Helvella - is there some sort of emoji dictionary - translator for people like me?

helvella
helvellaAdministrator in reply to Fruitandnutcase

Yes - sort-of - the link I posted earlier allows various searching and viewing:

blog.emojipedia.org/

Thank you - reading down I had to laugh at this question ‘When are the 2020 Emojis Coming to iPhone?’

Shows my age that I hadn’t given it a thought - apart from the fact I don’t understand most of the emojis and don’t use them in case they are rude and I offend people - who on earth would ever be worrying about something like that in this day and age.

helvella
helvellaAdministrator in reply to Fruitandnutcase

Well the answer is probably around 13/10/2020 when the new iPhone 12 range announcement is expected - and the IOS 14.2 will be available.

Hylda
Hylda in reply to greygoose

There I was thinking I was quite switched on for my age, but just had to look up bubble tea!

greygoose
greygoose in reply to Hylda

It's an aquired taste! As are emojis, really. And, I'm wondering why we're going back to hieroglyphs after thousands of years of joined-up writing...

helvella
helvellaAdministrator in reply to greygoose

Thing is, even those of us without classical Egyptian eduction can often identify them. At least to the point of recognising the same symbol in different documents/stones!

Many emoji are entirely unfathomable without looking them up.

greygoose
greygoose in reply to helvella

Indeed they are.

When I was in Egypt - a long, long time ago - there seemed to be a lot of hedghogs amongst the hieroglyphs. I asked the guide what they represented, and he muttered 'food' and wandered away. I still don't know if he was joking...

Bet he wasn’t. Years ago we knew a guy who was a doctor and who had worked somewhere out in Africa and he was talking about how to cook a hedgehog by wrapping it in mud before putting it over the fire - suppose like jacket potatoes on a bonfire. I remember looking at him aghast and saying ‘did you kill the hedgehogs first? ‘ and he replied ‘you could if you wanted’. Now I’m not sure if he meant that or if he was joking.🦔🦔🦔🦔 poor hedgehogs.

Well, legend has it - or perhaps it isn't legend, I don't know - but I have heard say that gypsies used to eat hedghog and it tasted like chicken. But, what surprises me is that they have hedgehogs in Egypt - well, perhaps they don't, now. They ate them all! I always though hedgehogs were temperate climate animals. But, what do I know! What's more, I don't want to know! Please, everyone, keep your hedgehog recipes to yourself. It doesn't bear thinking about. :'(

helvella
helvellaAdministrator in reply to greygoose

I have just found a hedgehog on my drive as I walked back to the house! Only a small, mostly paved, drive. And it was sitting/lying there - seemed to be absolutely fine but perhaps a touch disturbed by me.

greygoose
greygoose in reply to helvella

Don't get many hedgehogs where I live. You're lucky! But, I did once see one when I lived in the country, striding acorss the 'lawn' on surprising long legs... At least, I think it was a hedghog. 🤔

Hylda
Hylda in reply to greygoose

Why would anyone eat mashed up tapioca with no-one standing over you and no jam? 🙄

greygoose
greygoose in reply to Hylda

Sorry? I think I missed something, here! lol I wouldnt eat tapioca pudding if you paid me! Jam or no jam. I was lucky in some ways in that I grew up in a tapioca-free zone (the down-side was plain boiled potatoes, with no gravy!!!), because my mother didn't like it, either. There was, of course, school dinner tapioca 'pudding' - not really worthy of the name 'pudding' - but I got kicked out of school dinners at the age of 7 for refusing to eat a mince pie. I've always been a picky eater. :)

Hylda
Hylda in reply to greygoose

I thought it was tapioca in bubble tea!

greygoose
greygoose in reply to Hylda

Oh? Is it? lol I've never actually drunk it - don't know what tapioca tastes like, anyway. But it's not mashed up. The bubbles are little balls, and you suck them up through a wide-bore straw and swallow them whole - according to my granddaughter, anyway. I never thought to ask what they were made of.

Hylda
Hylda in reply to greygoose

It sounds awful. What’s wrong with a nice glass of red!🍷

greygoose
greygoose in reply to Hylda

Not for a 15 year old!!!

BootsOn
BootsOn in reply to humanbean

I'm going to ask! Is the Beaver akin to the Aubergine? ;)

TSH110
TSH110 in reply to BootsOn

Lol!

humanbean
humanbean in reply to BootsOn

I wondered that as well. :P

BootsOn
BootsOn in reply to humanbean

:D :D :D

greygoose
greygoose in reply to BootsOn

Ummm... What does the Aubergine represent? Can you say it on here? lol

Lora7again
Lora7again in reply to greygoose

A man's you know what .. luckily no one has sent me one yet 😏

greygoose
greygoose in reply to Lora7again

😮

greygoose
greygoose in reply to BootsOn

So, would the beaver be the female version of the aubergine???

Lora7again
Lora7again in reply to greygoose

I think it is a peach but I am not sure pmsl A beaver is small furry animal with teeth 😀

BootsOn
BootsOn in reply to Lora7again

Peach denotes a lady's derriere I believe 🍑

Lora7again
Lora7again in reply to BootsOn

it means both 😀

Just to add I don't have any use for them at my age 😉

greygoose
greygoose in reply to Lora7again

I would have thought a peach would represent the rear end...

Lora7again
Lora7again in reply to greygoose

It can be both so my son tells me lol

Where would we be without our kids to help us 🤔

BootsOn
BootsOn in reply to greygoose

As I understand it, the aubergine is a man who is feeling frisky. When I was young, beaver referred to a lady's lady garden, because it was furry, I suppose. I believe the modern equivalent in an emoji is the taco. Do I need to explain further? 🍆 🌮

Hope I don't get told off...

Lora7again
Lora7again in reply to BootsOn

My son tells me it is a p**** and you have to put something with it like a peach or something else .... I didn't want to listen to anything further so I told him to be quiet lol

BootsOn
BootsOn in reply to Lora7again

Yes an aubergine and a taco as I've posted above.

Lol at you telling him to be quiet 🤣

You see what I mean - it could be so really easy to get things wrong and upset people. Who would have thought an aubergine wasn’t exactly an aubergine and a taco wasn’t just a taco - never mind what the alternative meanings were. Goes to prove - your ire never too old to learn something new 😉

greygoose
greygoose in reply to BootsOn

A taco??? Ugh! That's disgusting! lol

BootsOn
BootsOn in reply to greygoose

😆

I rarely use them on this site but I have wondered what this one is used for 👯‍♂️?(men with bunny ears)

helvella
helvellaAdministrator in reply to Lora7again

There are so many that I simply cannot imagine using!

👯‍♂️ Men with Bunny Ears

Emoji Meaning

The male version of the 👯 Woman With Bunny Ears emoji.

The Men with Bunny Ears emoji is a ZWJ sequence combining 👯 People with Bunny Ears, ‍ Zero Width Joiner and ♂ Male Sign. These display as a single emoji on supported platforms.

Men with Bunny Ears was added to Emoji 4.0 in 2016.

emojipedia.org/men-with-bun...

👯 People with Bunny Ears

Emoji Meaning

An iteration of the Playboy Bunny known in Japan as a Bunny Girl. Usually depicted as an attractive woman wearing bunny ears; a bunny girl can also be seen in anime as a hybrid human/animal known as Kemonomimi.

Some versions of this emoji, such as Apple’s, display two girls dancing, each wearing a leotard and bunny ears. Other interpretations show the face of one woman wearing bunny ears.

The two-person version of this emoji is often used as a display of friendship, fun, or "let's party".

People with Bunny Ears was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010 under the name “Woman with Bunny Ears” and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.

emojipedia.org/people-with-...

And the "inclusiveness" aspects might end up being a bit of an own-goal. I support the aim. Having skin colour variants of human-based emoji means that instead of one, neutral colour (unrealistic yellow) we have another five skin tones to choose from. Which will end up with us so often using the wrong one/ones - as interpreted by some readers, somewhere. I think I would choose a randomiser so every time they are displayed, they change skin-tone entirely randomly.

Next year, vitiligo skin tones...

Lora7again
Lora7again in reply to helvella

This is interesting Thyrojis

thyroidaware.com/en/latestn...

helvella
helvellaAdministrator in reply to Lora7again

It is - hope someone is submitting them for formal acceptance.

I note a lack of the mythical little white pill that totally cures thyroid issues.

They include what to me looks like a capsule: 💊

It varies a bit but is never a white tablet.

emojipedia.org/pill/

TSH110
TSH110 in reply to helvella

I rather liked the skin tones addition I could select a good one for me and my pals

helvella
helvellaAdministrator in reply to TSH110

They are fine when you are referring to specific individuals.

But if I just want to put some people-like images, which skin tones should I use?

TSH110
TSH110 in reply to helvella

I just choose mine

This is one of the ones I've noticed can be quite different on different devices.

I really went down the rabbit hole a few years ago trying to learn emojis so I could get down with the kids! My era is the ones made out of punctuation marks like the stuck out tongue for being silly :p

Anyway, I found that there are quite a few different character sets that do their own version of each emoji. Apple have their own ones which you can usually only see on an apple phone or device. If I'm remembering correctly I think there is also an Android set, and other software like WhatsApp have their own personal set, there are about 4-ish that you'll see commonly around the place. They are all different interpretations of the one sentence or so description that is officially released for each emoji. This is why sometimes if you create an emoji using a keyboard it may look different once you type it into a site like HealthUnlocked - it's thrn being interpreted by your browser, and someone else coming along and reading your post might see a slightly different picture.

I find it a bit overwhelming to think of the possibilities for faux pas! Some interpretations of these bunny people make them quite sexualised. But in others they show people who look more like chubby toddlers, and are shown as a more neutral head and shoulders view. I think this is one of the worst offenders, though so are some of the dancer emojis. Again, some interpretations of those are quite sexy but others are a dancing toddler!

A few years ago someone sent me a very unpleasant emoji which was very explicit ... I have no idea where they got it from but I blocked the person who sent it to me. Years ago we would do our own emojis on sites like Friendsreunited. ;o)

My attempt to learn how to use them didn't amount to much. The only two I use much are the blushing face to indicate embarrassment 🥺, and the screaming face to indicate horror😱. I find the screaming face is appropriate for so many things these days I have to make a conscious effort not to use it too much!

Oh yes, and I like a few sleepy ones if I'm saying goodnight to someone 😴 I hear this runny nose one means sleepy in Japan because they think of a runny nose as meaning sleepiness 😪!

I like the cat emojis as I am cat lover.🐱🐈

helvella
helvellaAdministrator in reply to Lora7again

Unfortunately, none of them as they appear on Windows or iPhone are classic tabbies. They change coat depending on where you view them!

Lora7again
Lora7again in reply to helvella

I need one that looks like my grey and white cat who looks a lot like my profile picture.

TSH110
TSH110 in reply to helvella

If they can do skin colour choices they should do a nice selection of cat coats! I wonder if there is a way to send emoji feedback to their developers? I’d like some gardening tools included and a nice sighthound

I've just had a look at Helvella's link and there is a brand new cat coming! It looks like maybe it's a back cat standing up to go with the orange one we already had!

I like some of the new ones. There is a teapot so now we can talk about tea. A few more craft work ones, to go with the ball of wool and a few others we've already got. A few more cleaning and domestic life ones which I like. A few years ago there were no emojis for anything to do with cleaning or house work and it seemed a big omission. Also some nice looking insects, which I don't think have been in before.

Hehe! You can see I'm still working hard to keep abreast of things ;)

As a fellow cat lover I don’t think there are enough cat emojis certainly not enough variations.

I was talking to my techie son last night about emojis and asked what he thought the beaver stood for and he said ‘A beaver?’

Think I’m maybe reading too much into emojis. I found a dictionary of them and it said what they all were but somehow I’m stuck thinking there must be some way or reason to use them that I don’t understand. If they are as straightforward as a beaver being for a beaver then why bother really. I always thought they had some sort of hidden meaning but maybe they don’t.

I just googled this

Beaver emoji is a cute image of the water rodents best known for chewing down trees and making dams. This is one of the better emojis to use when talking about someone who is good at building things. It can also be used in a rude way to make Fun of someone's teeth.

Now that’s the sort of secret meaning I was thinking of. I mean how often does beaver crop up in the emails most of us write so why the need for a special emoji.

As for cats - I’m always searching for a better cat emoji, so far I’ve only see the two you showed which aren’t always what I want to use - I’d rather not use one than use one which doesn’t feel ‘right’ to me.

I have just found some free cat emojis but I am wary about putting them on my pc. They look cute so I have put them as my profile picture. 😺

helvella
helvellaAdministrator in reply to Lora7again

I see little to no point in trying to subvert our systems to display non-standard emoji.

A major part of the idea is that they can be transmitted to other people without needing to send graphics. So if they are not present on the recipient's system, the recipient will either have to download the emoji, download a graphic, use a substitute, or fail to display.

Lora7again
Lora7again in reply to helvella

I was thinking of using it on other sites not this one because I actually rarely use them on here because it is a support site. I do use gifs on twitter and find them quite funny but I don't feel the need to use them elsewhere.

I know, I’ve got a feeling when I first started using a computer I downloaded some emojis and really regretted it so I wouldn’t do it again.

I just use them from various sites so they are not actually on my computer. I think sometimes free emojis can come with other stuff that you don't want on your pc.

“One of the new features in iOS 14 is the ability to change the default email or browser app to a third party alternative such as Chrome, Edge or Outlook. A bug in the first public release of iOS 14, however, causes your default browser or mail app setting to reset to MAIL or SAFARI when your iPhone or iPad reboots. “

————————————————

My brother sent me this a couple of weeks ago and told me not to download until they got it right.

When I checked at the time it did appear to be waiting for downloading so I didn’t bother, I left it as it was.

Today after reading your post I checked on the update feature again and it told me I was up to date with v13.7.

So it looks as if v14 is no longer being offered atm.

(Ok so just checked again after a reboot because my pencil played up. Now iOS 14.0.1 is offered to dl which is the first update to 14 where bugs have been fixed.)

Just ignore me and I’ll go back to sleep. 😉🥴

helvella
helvellaAdministrator in reply to Ellie-Louise

But if you use Safari and Mail, I don't think that issue was significant!

I hate Safari and have no idea how to stop pages loading into it.

TSH110
TSH110 in reply to Ellie-Louise

I did managed to get it to load to chrome for one site as I was given the option, but I have no idea how to stop the rest opening in Safari either..surely there is a way?

It’s in settings apparently:

support.google.com/chrome/a...

Well that didn’t work at all There was no option to set it to default in settings.

This looks more promising if a bit of a faff the shortcuts is there in my settings

google.co.uk/amp/s/www.howt...

Ellie-Louise
Ellie-Louise in reply to TSH110

I looked at your last link but I can’t find the Shortcut section in Settings that it mentions. Or am I looking in the wrong place?

helvella
helvellaAdministrator in reply to Ellie-Louise

The Shortcut process should have been replaced when IOS was updated. Are you on the latest release of IOS? 14.0.1.

Yes, it has just installed about 10 plus minutes ago. I looked after it came back on. Looked in General and Control.

Or would it be Accessability shortcuts?

TSH110
TSH110 in reply to Ellie-Louise

It’s still there it’s in the fifth cluster (passwords is the first in that list) at the bottom either below or above health. Hope you find it ok 👌🏾

Ellie-Louise
Ellie-Louise in reply to TSH110

No, and I don't have health either

TSH110
TSH110 in reply to Ellie-Louise

It must vary depending on your contact I’d guess or the iPhone model? My 5s had health on it but I have a more up to date model now which also has it. You could try the search facility and see if it finds it. I know they move things around depending on the model and provider and how you pay. A bit of a pointless safari to end up staying on Safari

Ellie-Louise
Ellie-Louise in reply to TSH110

Not bothered about having health app. 1 use iPad not iPhone but -I did just find the shortcuts app to download,thanks. 1 will have a go tomorrow as watching Bridget Jones ATM. Thanks.x

TSH110
TSH110 in reply to Ellie-Louise

My only other thought is for you to go to the App Store and and download shortcuts from there

TSH110
TSH110 in reply to Ellie-Louise

Just go in settings and keep going down - no need to enter any sub menus it’s on the main page in the fifth block at the bottom of it by health

Ellie-Louise
Ellie-Louise in reply to TSH110

1 have no idea why not because it is 14.0.1

TSH110
TSH110 in reply to Ellie-Louise

It’s weird isn’t it I never even knew it existed so did not get it in the App Store but it does seem to be there to download. Not sure if I downloaded health again I think it was just sitting there ready to use. I hope you are able to set it all up - what a palaver! You need a phd in detective work for this one

🤣🔎👩🏽‍🎓🔍🤣

TSH110
TSH110 in reply to Ellie-Louise

When I looked it took me a while to spot it in settings I think it was below ‘health’ age the bottom of that particular grouping. It may have disappeared with ios14 no bubble milk or beaver in my emojis either - gutted!

helvella
helvellaAdministrator in reply to Ellie-Louise

I have no problem with Safari! So have never looked to change it.

Yeah it didn’t load last night, yet I had it on WiFi plugged in and it should do it automatically I got some sort of notification....all in good time for bubble milk beaver etc... just checked I have to make it happen, so it is there ready to be installed

I’m sure there’s a butterfly 🦋 emoji already.... 😱😜

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