Unicode 6.1.0 released

Unicode 6.1.0 is a minor version of the Unicode Standard and supersedes all
previous versions. This page summarizes the important changes for the
Unicode Standard, Version 6.1.0. In the discussion below, Version 6.1.0 may
be abbreviated as "Unicode 6.1" or "Version 6.1."


It appears that the main changes to the Unicode standard consist of adding
emoticons. Does anyone know if this is really necessary?

Rui Maciel