2011-01-28

Unicode 6 Emoticons

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Unicode 6 Emoticons

Xah Lee, 2011-01-28

Unicode version 6 is released in 2010-10.

This version adds 2088 chars. One thing interesting is that it adds about 608 emoticons, with names such as GRINNING CAT FACE WITH SMILING EYES 😸. You can see them at: U60-1F600.pdf.

unicode emoji

Unicode 6's emoji (Japanese emoticons)

Apparently, emoticons are widely used in Japan in mobile phones, and it's called Emoji. There's a FAQ about it here: Emoji and Dingbats @ unicode.org emoji dingbats.

See also Emoticons for history and rich variations.

Unicode 6 is nice in that it added many symbols i was looking for but unable to find. I think the following are all from Unicode 6:

ok, thumb up, thumb down, fist 👌 👍 👎 👊

  • FOUR LEAF CLOVER•🍀
  • MAPLE LEAF•🍁
  • SKULL•💀
  • BROKEN HEART•💔
  • HEART WITH ARROW•💘
  • ELECTRIC LIGHT BULB•💡
  • STATUE OF LIBERTY•🗽
  • fast forward
  • rewind
  • fast upward
  • fast downward
  • fast forward to end
  • rewind to end
  • play/stop

The official site for Unicode 6 is at http://www.unicode.org/versions/Unicode6.0.0/.