Unicode: W3C Proposed Icons {Image, Video, Sound File, Trash, Keyboard, Mouse, …}

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Often, i wanted a Unicode symbol to indicate video/movie files, or sound file, trash icon, etc. However, they don't exist. Today, i discovered, that W3C back in 1996 proposed HTML entities for many of these. See:

W3C HTML predefined icon-like symbols By W3C. @ www.w3.org…

Many of their proposed symbols are obsolete today, but still, many others are useful. Unfortunately, these proposed HTML entities are not implemented. However, most of these are in Unicode now.

W3C Icons

Following are the proposed icons, grouped by category

film movie audio sound1 sound2 image1 image2 image3
Video, Audio, Image, icons.
generic document notebook a text text document compressed compressed document binary binary document binhex binhex document unknown unknown document uuencoded uuencoded document
file icons
comp.blue comp.gray clock trash filing cabinet display printer keyboard mouse cd i cd rom fixed disk disk drive diskette calculator camera telephone fax network
Computer hardware related icons.
folder.open folder folder2 mail mail in mail out
computer software related icons.
html form home toc index index2 glossary summary
HTML, table of content, home page, index, glossary, summary.
parent previous next back forward
play-stop play-start play-pause play-fast-reverse play-fast-forward
Control buttons.
map archive new burst
Map, archive, new.
caution alert.black alert.red stop work work2
Alerts and warnings.
sadsmiley smiley telnet tn3270 transfer ftp gopher www

Full List and Symbol Meaning

Following is what these icons supposed to mean. (slighted edited from their original doc.)

Unicode Icons

Most of these are in Unicode now, especially Unicode 6. See:

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