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Unicode Search 🔎 now support minus sign to filter words.
also database updated to unicode 2022.
- Fonts for Unicode 6 Emoticons (2010)
- Unicode 7 New Characters (2014)
- Unicode 8 New Characters (2015)
- Unicode 9 New Characters (2016)
- Unicode 10 New Characters (2017)
- Unicode 11 New Characters (2018)
- Unicode 12 New Characters (2019)
- Unicode 13 New Characters (2020)
- Unicode 14 New Characters (2021)
- Unicode 15 New Characters (2022)
- 2020 https://unicode.org/emoji/charts-13.0/emoji-released.html
- 2021 https://unicode.org/emoji/charts-14.0/emoji-released.html
- 2022 https://unicode.org/emoji/charts-15.0/emoji-released.html
how is this emoji face pensive?
- 😔 U+1F614: PENSIVE FACE
⨐ ⍟ ⍣ ⍢ unicode functions
- ⨐ U+2A10: CIRCULATION FUNCTION
- ⍟ U+235F: APL FUNCTIONAL SYMBOL CIRCLE STAR
- ⍣ U+2363: APL FUNCTIONAL SYMBOL STAR DIAERESIS
- ⍢ U+2362: APL FUNCTIONAL SYMBOL DEL DIAERESIS
Unicode Pregnant Man
- 🤰 U+1F930: PREGNANT WOMAN
- U+1FAC3: PREGNANT MAN
- U+1FAC4: PREGNANT PERSON
- didn't realize it became a unicode char. not a char with modifier.
- this gonna be a record in humanity.
- unless, in near future, biotech advanced to a degree that make this possible. but i think that's far fetched.
- if genetic modification can grow a womb in man, i think we'd have womb farm first or clone farm, or sentient ai.
- and, we might have all perished. by nuke or bio or whatever unforseen.
- i think unicode consortium should be abolished.
Xah guide on how to emote unicode
♥❤ are problematic
† ‡ ⸶ ⸷ ⸸ ⹋ 🗡
in china and japan,
- ⭕ means good, correct, or 👍. (like on PlayStation)
- ❌ means bad, or check mark ✅.
- 💯 is like western's 🔟.
loop ⟲ ⟳ ⥀ ⥁ 🗘 ⮔ 🔁 🔂 🔃 🔄 ➰ ➿
⮐ ⮑ ⮒ ⮓
Unicode: Linear B 𐂂
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: Cultural Religious Symbols ☭
ways to order combinatorial patterns
one interesting thing is how do you sort braille? here's 3 possible ways.
Unicode: Braille ⠮
Chinese Prosperity Symbols
🉠 luck 🉡 prosperity 🉢 longevity 🉣 happiness 🉤 marriage 🉥 wealth
added to Unicode: Cultural Religious Symbols ☭
Christian Feast Symbols
there is these: 🕃 🕄 , meaning Orthodox typicon symbol for lower rank feast.
also 🕀 🕁 🕂. Apparently, there's Orthodox Church, and has ranking of feasts.
and there is 🕅, meaning Orthodox typicon symbol for difficult sections. Apparently used for bible reading or something.
added to Unicode: Cultural Religious Symbols ☭
Om Symbol, in Hinduism and Buddhism
🕉 OM SYMBOL. Meaning Almighty God in Hinduism. See also: Unicode: Devanagari अ
and here's a 🕉 Om chant song 六字真言頌 six-syllabled Sanskrit mantra “Om mani padme hum”
here's om in tamil: ௐ Unicode: Tamil அ
added to Unicode: Arabic ش
note the word bismillah is in the lyrics of Bohemian Rhapsody Queen ♪ Bohemian Rhapsody
the story of Ò Ó Ô Õ Ö Ō Ŏ Ő Ɵ Ơ Ǒ Ȍ Ȏ Ȫ Ȭ Ȯ Ȱ Ǫ Ǭ Ø Ǿ Ṍ Ṏ Ṑ Ṓ Ọ Ỏ Ố Ồ Ổ Ỗ Ộ Ớ Ờ Ở Ỡ Ợ
Unicode: Latin é ö ñ æ ß ð
fake unicode font
lol, this thread.
but am thinking, perhaps it's the other way round. 𝔰𝔬𝔣𝔱𝔴𝔞𝔯𝔢 𝔰𝔥𝔬𝔲𝔩𝔡 𝔰𝔲𝔭𝔭𝔬𝔯𝔱 𝔲𝔫𝔦𝔠𝔬𝔡𝔢 𝔪𝔞𝔱𝔥 𝔣𝔬𝔫𝔱. and it's a matter of time.
things evolve. once the 𝔲𝔫𝔦𝔠𝔬𝔡𝔢 𝔪𝔞𝔱𝔥 𝔣𝔬𝔫𝔱 𝔠𝔥𝔞𝔯𝔰 is out of the door, people use it however they like, just like 🤷. Even mathematicians, few would know the difference of ∆ Δ ∂ δ ∑ Σ µ μ.
perl6 unicode operators
See also: Unicode in Function Name and Operator
in APL, A ⍟ B means Logarithm of B to base A. I think APL's symbolic operators rather idiotic.
APL Symbols Meaning and Code Example
Unicode Symbol Become Emoji
unicode missing emoji version of plain red heart
- ♡ U+2661: WHITE HEART SUIT
- ♥ U+2665: BLACK HEART SUIT
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.
🖤 U+1F5A4: BLACK HEART ❤ U+2764: HEAVY BLACK HEART ♡ U+2661: WHITE HEART SUIT ♥ U+2665: BLACK HEART SUIT so, completely, comprehensively, confounding! the abomination of unicode.
See Unicode Symbol Become Emoji
unicode ⧴ rule delayed
⧴ (U+29F4: RULE-DELAYED)
this unicode symbol came from Mathematica
- me = sleep(🌙 😪 😴 💤 🛌);
- you = goto_work(😪+😟+😵 ☕ 💪 💨 🚗 🏭 🗩 🗪 🗫 🗬 🗭 📈 📉 🗮 🗯 💢 🔥 🤬 💩);
unicode code bug
- 🐛 (U+1F41B: BUG)
this unicode , named bug, but seems to be displayed as caterpillar all across. i don't think most people picture “bug” as a caterpillar or worm.
Unicode symbol for X-men ⮿
Unicode: Arrows →
major update. Added some 100 arrows i missed before.
on iphone and android phone, the arrows don't show. strange, because these are from unicode 7, year 2014.
⮰ ⮱ ⮲ ⮳ ⮴ ⮵ ⮶ ⮷
added to Unicode: Arrows →
2018-07-02 thanks to
this utter stupid unicode page
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 ░ ▒ ▓
Unicode Symbol Become Emoji
unicode 11 is out
༕ ༖ ឱ ឲ
Chinese Chess Pieces in Unicode 11
🩠 🩡 🩢 🩣 🩤 🩥 🩦
🩧 🩨 🩩 🩪 🩫 🩬 🩭
Father Christmas, not Santa Claus?
instead of Santa Claus, the unicode calls it Father Christmas.
🎄 🎅 🤶 ⿅ 𐂂 🦌
see Unicode Search
so why Unicode call Santa Claus as Father Christmas? Wikipedia has history [2017-12-25 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Father_Christmas ]
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 ]
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. 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 “Old Winter”, “Old Christmas” or “Old Father Christmas” to create Father Christmas, the British Santa which survives today.
Unicode Search thousand 🔎
Unicode Search water 🔎
Unicode Navigational Pointers
◄ ► ◅ ▻
☚ ☛ ☜ ☝ ☞ ☟
👆 👇 👈 👉
🔙 🔚 🔛 🔜 🔝
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: Arrow Symbols ← → ↑ ↓
- U+223F: SINE WAVE ∿
- U+301C: WAVE DASH 〜
- U+3030: WAVY DASH 〰
- U+2307: WAVY LINE ⌇
- U+FE4B: WAVY OVERLINE ﹋
- U+FE4C: DOUBLE WAVY OVERLINE ﹌
learned a few Unicode symbols related to functional programing.
- U+2394: SOFTWARE-FUNCTION SYMBOL⎔
thanks to [François-René Rideau