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๐’‚ ๐Ÿฅฐ โ€” the mark of human animalsโ—

more update

x โ†ฆ ฦ’(x)

Egyptian childbirth 2024-02-15
Egyptian childbirth 2024-02-15

๐“ ๐“‘ ๐“’ ๐““ ๐“” ๐“• ๐“ฒ ๐“‚‘ ๐“‚’ ๐“‹

unicode stars. just adopted an asterisk for reference mark. Unicode: Stars ๐ŸŒŸ

asterisk reference mark 2024-02-14 1
asterisk reference mark 2024-02-14 1 ELisp: Sequence Functions
asterisk reference mark 2024-02-14 2
asterisk reference mark 2024-02-14 2 LISP vs WolframLang

china english in unicode

unicode renamed the character โ€œNON-BREAKING SPACEโ€ to โ€œNO-BREAK SPACEโ€

๐Ÿ•ณ ๐Ÿ•ฒ ๐Ÿ”ฐ ๐Ÿ”ฑ โšž โšŸ

Unicode Search ๐Ÿ”Ž now support minus sign to filter words.

also database updated to unicode 2022.

how is this emoji face pensive?

โจ โŸ โฃ โข unicode functions

Unicode Pregnant Man

unicode pregnant man 2023-06-30 Cp2Zk
unicode pregnant man 2023-06-30 Cp2Zk

Xah guide on how to emote unicode

xah guide emote unicode 2023-04-02
xah guide emote unicode 2023-04-02
xah emo pack 2023-04-02 192744
xah emo pack

๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿค—
๐Ÿš€โญ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒ ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ‘
๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜‘๐ŸคกโŒ๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ‘Ž
๐Ÿ’จ

โ™ฅโค are problematic

unicode dagger

โ€  โ€ก โธถ โธท โธธ โน‹ ๐Ÿ—ก

loop โŸฒ โŸณ โฅ€ โฅ ๐Ÿ—˜ โฎ” ๐Ÿ” ๐Ÿ”‚ ๐Ÿ”ƒ ๐Ÿ”„ โžฐ โžฟ

unicode black chess knight-queen 2022-07-23
๐Ÿฉ‘ (U+1FA51: BLACK CHESS KNIGHT-QUEEN)
unicode white flower
๐Ÿ’ฎ (U+1F4AE: WHITE FLOWER)

โฎ โฎ‘ โฎ’ โฎ“

unicode linear b garment 2019-06-26 qsk5g
Unicode linear b garment

๐‚ช ๐‚ซ

Unicode: Linear B ๐‚‚

Combinatorial Unicode Chars

another combinatorial unicode char set is the trigram. Note that, in these MONOGRAM, TRIGRAM, TETRAGRAM, HEXAGRAM, some allows the bar to break into 3 pieces, while other only 2.

unicode trigram hexagram 2019-09-10 zgxs2
unicode trigram hexagram 2019-09-10

Unicode: Cultural Religious Symbols ๐Ÿ’€

ways to order combinatorial patterns

one interesting thing is how do you sort braille? here's 3 possible ways.

sorting braille 2019-09-10 zwtdy
sorting braille 2019-09-10

Unicode: Braille โ ฎ

Chinese Prosperity Symbols

๐Ÿ‰  ๐Ÿ‰ก ๐Ÿ‰ข ๐Ÿ‰ฃ ๐Ÿ‰ค ๐Ÿ‰ฅ

added to Unicode: Yinyang, Trigrams โ˜ฏ โ˜ฒ

Christian Feast Symbols

there is these: ๐Ÿ•ƒ ๐Ÿ•„ , meaning Orthodox typicon symbol for lower rank feast.

also ๐Ÿ•€ ๐Ÿ• ๐Ÿ•‚. Apparently, there's Orthodox Church, and has ranking of feasts.

and there is ๐Ÿ•…, meaning Orthodox typicon symbol for difficult sections. Apparently used for bible reading or something.

added to Unicode: Cultural Religious Symbols ๐Ÿ’€

Om Symbol, in Hinduism and Buddhism

๐Ÿ•‰ OM SYMBOL. Meaning Almighty God in Hinduism. See also: Unicode: Devanagari เค…

and here's a ๐Ÿ•‰ Om chant song ๅ…ญๅญ—็œŸ่จ€้ Œ six-syllabled Sanskrit mantra โ€œOm mani padme humโ€

here's om in tamil: เฏ Unicode: Tamil เฎ…

Unicode BISMILLAH

๏ทฝ

added to Unicode: Arabic ุด

note the word bismillah is in the lyrics of Bohemian Rhapsody Queen โ™ช Bohemian Rhapsody

the story of ร’ ร“ ร” ร• ร– ลŒ ลŽ ล ฦŸ ฦ  ว‘ ศŒ ศŽ ศช ศฌ ศฎ ศฐ วช วฌ ร˜ วพ แนŒ แนŽ แน แน’ แปŒ แปŽ แป แป’ แป” แป– แป˜ แปš แปœ แปž แป  แปข

Unicode: Latin รฉ รถ รฑ รฆ รŸ รฐ

math font unicode 2021-12-12
Unicode: Math Font โ„ค

fake unicode font

lol, this thread.

fake unicode font style 2022-07-22 FvVFJ
fake unicode font style 2019-08-14 https://twitter.com/FakeUnicode/status/1029861801507213312

but am thinking, perhaps it's the other way round. ๐”ฐ๐”ฌ๐”ฃ๐”ฑ๐”ด๐”ž๐”ฏ๐”ข ๐”ฐ๐”ฅ๐”ฌ๐”ฒ๐”ฉ๐”ก ๐”ฐ๐”ฒ๐”ญ๐”ญ๐”ฌ๐”ฏ๐”ฑ ๐”ฒ๐”ซ๐”ฆ๐” ๐”ฌ๐”ก๐”ข ๐”ช๐”ž๐”ฑ๐”ฅ ๐”ฃ๐”ฌ๐”ซ๐”ฑ. and it's a matter of time.

things evolve. once the ๐”ฒ๐”ซ๐”ฆ๐” ๐”ฌ๐”ก๐”ข ๐”ช๐”ž๐”ฑ๐”ฅ ๐”ฃ๐”ฌ๐”ซ๐”ฑ ๐” ๐”ฅ๐”ž๐”ฏ๐”ฐ is out of the door, people use it however they like, just like ๐Ÿคท. Even mathematicians, few would know the difference of โˆ† ฮ” โˆ‚ ฮด โˆ‘ ฮฃ ยต ฮผ.

perl6 unicode operators

perl6 unicode 2019-08-09 79fkn
perl6 unicode [source docs.perl6.org]

See also: Unicode Support in Programing Language Function Name and Operator

in APL, A โŸ B means Logarithm of B to base A. I think APL's symbolic operators rather idiotic.

APL Symbols Meaning and Code Example

Egyptian Hieroglyph 2019-07-05 b4rp3
Egyptian Hieroglyph. pregnant woman, child birth, breast feeding.
symbol vs emoji problem 2016
symbol vs emoji problem 2016

Unicode: Emoji vs Text

unicode missing emoji version of plain red heart

you have

That's why only some website make them emoji, cuz if in poker context, rendering it as emoji would be wrong. So you have this abominational situation where you need to insert a modifier char to make it emoji.

๐Ÿ–ค U+1F5A4: BLACK HEART โค U+2764: HEAVY BLACK HEART โ™ก U+2661: WHITE HEART SUIT โ™ฅ U+2665: BLACK HEART SUIT so, completely, comprehensively, confounding! the abomination of unicode.

See Unicode: Emoji vs Text

unicode โงด rule delayed

โงด (U+29F4: RULE-DELAYED)

this unicode symbol came from Mathematica

unicode code bug

unicode 1f41b bug

this unicode , named bug, but seems to be displayed as caterpillar all across. i don't think most people picture โ€œbugโ€ as a caterpillar or worm.

latin to rune 2019-05-24
Unicode: Rune แš 
unicode devanagari 2019-02-25 rr58n
Unicode: Devanagari เค…
unicode arabic 2019-02-25 dkxcs
Unicode: Arabic ุด
unicode tibetan wc66q
Unicode: Tibetan เฟ“
unicode subscript 2018-09-04 7e36e
there's no subscript d in unicode. Unicode Math Symbols โˆ‘ โˆซ ฯ€ยฒ โˆž Unicode: Math Symbols โˆ‘ โˆซ ฯ€ยฒ โˆž

Unicode symbol for X-men โฎฟ

Unicode: Arrows โ†’ โžต โž› โžฒ โžค

major update. Added some 100 arrows i missed before.

unicode arrows 2018-07-03 a9c88
unicode arrows 2018-07-03

on iphone and android phone, the arrows don't show. strange, because these are from unicode 7, year 2014.

ribbon arrows

โฎฐ โฎฑ โฎฒ โฎณ โฎด โฎต โฎถ โฎท

added to Unicode: Arrows โ†’ โžต โž› โžฒ โžค

2018-07-02 thanks to https://twitter.com/vladresende/status/1013890682933710848

this utter stupid unicode page

http://unicode.org/emoji/charts/text-style.html

there r 1214 emoji there, and each picture is base64 encoded in the html. the file is 3 mega bytes. removing them, the file is 153k

Unicode: Emoji Usage Frequency

Unicode: Box Art โ–‘ โ–’ โ–“

unicode art 2018 06 13 99fe3
unicode art, for lack of better description [2018-06-13 image source https://twitter.com/FakeUnicode/status/1006816667316506624 ]

Unicode: Emoji vs Text

Emoji Politics

unicode 11 is out

https://unicode.org/versions/Unicode11.0.0/

unicode speech bubble c3251
unicode speech bubble Unicode 7 New Characters (2014)

Spaceship CUNEIFORM

CUNEIFORM plus 1778
CUNEIFORM plus
unicode squared chars 2018 6P8Zt
unicode squared chars 2018
unicode search type 2018-02-21 5724
Unicode Search type ๐Ÿ”Ž

เผ• เผ– แžฑ แžฒ

Chinese Chess Pieces in Unicode 11

๐Ÿฉ  ๐Ÿฉก ๐Ÿฉข ๐Ÿฉฃ ๐Ÿฉค ๐Ÿฉฅ ๐Ÿฉฆ

๐Ÿฉง ๐Ÿฉจ ๐Ÿฉฉ ๐Ÿฉช ๐Ÿฉซ ๐Ÿฉฌ ๐Ÿฉญ

chinese chess 2023-01-27 rGVJW
chinese chess 2023-01-27 rGVJW

Father Christmas, not Santa Claus?

santa clause unicode 54598
santa clause unicode 54598

instead of Santa Claus, the unicode calls it Father Christmas.

๐ŸŽ„ ๐ŸŽ… ๐Ÿคถ โฟ… ๐‚‚ ๐ŸฆŒ

see Unicode Search

so why Unicode call Santa Claus as Father Christmas? Wikipedia has history

but be warned it probably contains biased writing.

this Wikipedia from 2005 gives a easier to follow picture of history of Father Christmas [ https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Father_Christmas&oldid=33065629 ] [2017-12-25 https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Father_Christmas&oldid=33065629 ]

quote:

Father Christmas is a name used in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and several other Commonwealth Countries, as well as Ireland, for the gift bringing figure of Christmas or yuletide. Although Father Christmas, Saint Nicholas and Santa Claus (the latter deriving from the Dutch for Saint Nicholas: Sinterklaas), are now used interchangeably, the origins of Father Christmas are quite different.

Dating back to Norse mythology, Father Christmas has his roots in Paganism. Before Christianity came to British shores it was customary for an elder man from the community to dress in furs and visit each dwelling[citation needed]. At each house, in the guise of "Old Winter" he would be plied with food and drink before moving on to the next. It was thought he carried the spirit of the winter with him, and that the winter would be kind to anyone hospitable to Old Winter. The custom was still kept in Medieval England, and after a decline during the Commonwealth, became widespread again during the Restoration period. A book dating from the time of the Commonwealth, The Vindication of CHRISTMAS or, His Twelve Yeares' Observations upon the Times involved Father Christmas advocating a merry, alcoholic Christmas and casting aspersions on the charitable motives of the ruling Puritans.

He was neither a gift bringer nor was he associated with children. During the Victorian era when Santa Claus arrived from America he was merged with โ€œOld Winterโ€, โ€œOld Christmasโ€ or โ€œOld Father Christmasโ€ to create Father Christmas, the British Santa which survives today.

unicode search thousand 2016 12 24

Unicode Search thousand ๐Ÿ”Ž

unicode search water 2016-12-18
unicode search water 2016-12-18

Unicode Search water ๐Ÿ”Ž

ใƒขใƒ•ใƒขใƒ•โ™ซ โ•ญโ—œโ— อก โ—œโ—โ•ฎ โ•ญโ—œโ— อก โ—œโ—โ•ฎ ( '-' ) ( '-' ) โ•ฐโ—Ÿโ—ž อœ โ—Ÿโ•ญโ—œโ— อก โ—œโ—โ•ฎ อœ โ—Ÿโ—žโ•ฏ ใ€€ใ€€ใ€€( '-' ) ใ€€ใ€€ใ€€โ•ฐโ—Ÿโ—ž อœ โ—Ÿโ—žโ•ฏ

Unicode Navigational Pointers

โ—„ โ–บ โ—… โ–ป

โ˜š โ˜› โ˜œ โ˜ โ˜ž โ˜Ÿ

๐Ÿ‘† ๐Ÿ‘‡ ๐Ÿ‘ˆ ๐Ÿ‘‰

๐Ÿ”™ ๐Ÿ”š ๐Ÿ”› ๐Ÿ”œ ๐Ÿ”

These are new in Unicode 6 i think. If it doesn't display, get the font, see: Unicode 6 Emoticons and Supporting Fonts. For many other arrows, see: Unicode: Arrows โ†’ โžต โž› โžฒ โžค

Unicode wave

unicode wave chars 2023-07-11 K376
unicode wave chars 2023-07-11 K376

learned a few Unicode symbols related to functional programing.

thanks to [Franรงois-Renรฉ Rideau https://plus.google.com/108564127390615114635/posts]