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unicode dagger


Dagger (mark)

loop ⟲ ⟳ ⥀ ⥁ 🗘 ⮔ 🔁 🔂 🔃 🔄 ➰ ➿

unicode black chess knight-queen 2022-07-23
unicode white flower
unicode linear b garment 2019-06-26 qsk5g
Unicode linear b garment
𐂪 𐂫

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

Unicode Cultural Religious Symbols ☭

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 ⠮

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: 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

math font unicode 2021-12-12
Math Font ℤ

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. 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

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

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

symbol vs emoji problem 2016
symbol vs emoji problem 2016

Unicode Symbol Become Emoji

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.

🖤 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


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 “bug” as a caterpillar or worm.

latin to rune 2019-05-24
Unicode Rune ᚠ
unicode devanagari 2019-02-25 rr58n
Unicode Devanagari अ
unicode arabic 2019-02-25 dkxcs
Unicode Arabic ش
unicode tibetan wc66q
Unicode Tibetan ࿓
unicode subscript 2018-09-04 7e36e
there's no subscript d in unicode. Unicode Math Symbols ∑ ∫ π² ∞ Unicode Math Symbols ∑ ∫ π² ∞
unicode speech bubble c3251
unicode speech bubble Unicode 7 New Characters


CUNEIFORM plus 1778
unicode squared chars 2018 6P8Zt
unicode squared chars 2018
unicode search type 2018-02-21 5724
Unicode Search type 🔎

Chinese Chess Pieces in Unicode 11

🩠 🩡 🩢 🩣 🩤 🩥 🩦
🩧 🩨 🩩 🩪 🩫 🩬 🩭
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.

🎄 🎅 🤶 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[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 “Old Winter”, “Old Christmas” or “Old Father Christmas” to create Father Christmas, the British Santa which survives today.

unicode search thousand 2016 12 24

Unicode Search thousand 🔎

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

Unicode Search water 🔎

モフモフ♫ ╭◜◝ ͡ ◜◝╮ ╭◜◝ ͡ ◜◝╮ ( '-' ) ( '-' ) ╰◟◞ ͜ ◟╭◜◝ ͡ ◜◝╮ ͜ ◟◞╯    ( '-' )    ╰◟◞ ͜ ◟◞╯
Egyptian Hieroglyph 2019-07-05 b4rp3
Egyptian Hieroglyph. pregnant woman, child birth, breast feeding.

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 ← → ↑ ↓

Silly Unicode Name Change: CENTER → CENTRE

in Unicode, the name of the character


is changed from OPEN CENTER ASTERISK to OPEN CENTRE ASTERISK. What's the technical reason they make such a silly change? Political reason?






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