Fonts for Unicode 6 Emoticons

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Unicode version 6 is released in 2010 October.

This version adds 2088 characters. One thing interesting is that it adds about 608 emoticons, with names such as GRINNING CAT FACE WITH SMILING EYES 😸.

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Unicode 6's emoji (Japanese emoticons)

Emoticons are widely used in Japan in mobile phones. It's called “Emoji” in Japan.

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

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Full List of Unicode 6 Emoticons

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Unicode Fonts for Emoticons

The following fonts supports many symbols new in Unicode 6.

Symbola, a high quality free font. Download at Original source: 〔Unicode Fonts for Ancient Scripts By George Douros. @〕.

Segoe UI Symbol is from Microsoft (in a Microsoft 7 update on ).

Emoji font from Apple, in OS X 10.7 (Lion) (released on )

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Best Unicode Fonts for Programer

For general purpose Unicode fonts, see: Best Unicode Fonts for Programing.

Unicode in Emacs

For typing Unicode in emacs, see: Emacs and Unicode Tips.


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