The Unicode Consortium released its much-anticipated Version 10.0 of the Unicode standard. In large part the new version is an unexciting iterative release, documenting changes to the technical standards documents and other boilerplate business: save one important item.
U+1F9D4 bearded person.
It may seem difficult to imagine, but Unicode canonicalized codepoints for more mundane things like Slightly Smiling Face, the Taijitu symbol, and the letter W before it did so for Bearded Person. Better late than never, Unicode.
Whoa there my bearded friend. There's more pogonotrophy where this came from