Variation Selectors (Unicode block)

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Variation Selectors
Range U+FE00..U+FE0F
(16 code points)
Plane BMP
Scripts Common
Assigned 16 code points
Unused 0 reserved code points
Unicode version history
3.2 16 (+16)
Note: [1]

Variation Selectors is a Unicode block containing 16 Variation Selector format characters (designated VS1 through VS16). They are used to specify a specific glyph variant for a unicode character. They are currently used to specify standardized variation sequences for mathematical symbols, emoji symbols, 'Phags-pa letters, and CJK unified ideographs corresponding to CJK compatibility ideographs. At present only standardized variation sequences with VS1, VS15 and VS16 have been defined.[2]

Variation Selectors[1]
Official Unicode Consortium code chart (PDF)
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F
U+FE0x  VS 
1
 VS 
2
 VS 
3
 VS 
4
 VS 
5
 VS 
6
 VS 
7
 VS 
8
 VS 
9
 VS 
10
 VS 
11
 VS 
12
 VS 
13
 VS 
14
 VS 
15
 VS 
16
Notes
1.^ As of Unicode version 7.0

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Unicode character database". The Unicode Standard. Retrieved 22 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Standardized Variants". Unicode Consortium. 3 March 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014.