Arrows (Unicode block)

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Arrows
RangeU+2190..U+21FF
(112 code points)
PlaneBMP
ScriptsCommon
Assigned112 code points
Unused0 reserved code points
Unicode version history
1.0.091 (+91)
3.0100 (+9)
3.2112 (+12)
Note: [1][2]

Arrows is a Unicode block containing line, curve, and semicircle symbols terminating in barbs or arrows.

Block[edit]

Arrows[1]
Official Unicode Consortium code chart (PDF)
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F
U+219x
U+21Ax
U+21Bx
U+21Cx
U+21Dx
U+21Ex
U+21Fx
Notes
1.^ As of Unicode version 12.0

Emoji[edit]

The Arrows block contains eight emoji: U+2194–U+2199 and U+21A9–U+21AA.[3][4]

The block has sixteen standardized variants defined to specify emoji-style (U+FE0F VS16) or text presentation (U+FE0E VS15) for the eight emoji, all of which default to a text presentation.[5]

Emoji variation sequences
U+ 2194 2195 2196 2197 2198 2199 21A9 21AA
base code point
base+VS15 (text) ↔︎ ↕︎ ↖︎ ↗︎ ↘︎ ↙︎ ↩︎ ↪︎
base+VS16 (emoji) ↔️ ↕️ ↖️ ↗️ ↘️ ↙️ ↩️ ↪️

History[edit]

The following Unicode-related documents record the purpose and process of defining specific characters in the Arrows block:

Version Final code points[a] Count L2 ID WG2 ID Document
1.0.0 U+2190..21EA 91 (to be determined)
L2/99-176R Moore, Lisa (1999-11-04), "Motion 80-M22", Minutes from the joint UTC/L2 meeting in Seattle, June 8-10, 1999
L2/10-351 N3897 "6. Annotations to be changed for existing characters", Proposal to incorporate symbols of ISO/IEC 9995-7:2009 and Amendment 1 into the UCS, 2010-09-21
L2/10-448 Constable, Peter (2010-10-30), "6. Annotations to be changed for existing characters", UTC Liaison Report from WG2
L2/11-438[b][c] N4182 Edberg, Peter (2011-12-22), Emoji Variation Sequences (Revision of L2/11-429)
L2/12-302 N4317 Pentzlin, Karl (2012-10-08), Revised proposal to incorporate the symbols of ISO/IEC 9995-7:2009
3.0 U+21EB..21F3 9 N1138 LaBonté, Alain (1995-01-30), Proposal to add new characters (Keyboard related) to 10646
N1203 Umamaheswaran, V. S.; Ksar, Mike (1995-05-03), "6.1.6", Unconfirmed minutes of SC2/WG2 Meeting 27, Geneva
N1303 (html, doc) Umamaheswaran, V. S.; Ksar, Mike (1996-01-26), Minutes of Meeting 29, Tokyo
L2/97-128 N1564 Paterson, Bruce (1997-05-15), Draft pDAM for various additional characters (the "holding bucket")
L2/97-167 N1625 Suignard, Michel (1997-07-03), Report of ad hoc group on keyboard symbols
N1669 Position on PDAM-NN - Symbols - ref N1625, 1997-08-05
L2/97-288 N1603 Umamaheswaran, V. S. (1997-10-24), "7.3", Unconfirmed Meeting Minutes, WG 2 Meeting # 33, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, 20 June - 4 July 1997
L2/98-005R N1682 Text of ISO 10646 - AMD 22 for PDAM registration and PDAM ballot, 1997-12-17
N1830 (html, doc) Summary of Voting/Table of Replies - Amendment 22 - Symbols, 1998-04-15
N1816R Paterson, Bruce (1998-09-22), Disposition of comments on PDAM.22 (2nd draft)
L2/98-320 N1898 ISO/IEC 10646-1/FPDAM 22, AMENDMENT 22: Keyboard Symbols, 1998-10-22
N1897 Paterson, Bruce; Everson, Michael (1998-10-22), Disposition of Comments - FPDAM22 - Keyboard Symbols - SC2 N3191
L2/99-010 N1903 (pdf, html, doc) Umamaheswaran, V. S. (1998-12-30), Minutes of WG 2 meeting 35, London, U.K.; 1998-09-21--25
L2/99-126 Paterson, Bruce (1999-04-14), Text for FDAM ballot ISO/IEC 10646 FDAM #22 - Keyboard symbols
3.2 U+21F4 1 L2/01-142[d] N2336 Beeton, Barbara; Freytag, Asmus; Ion, Patrick (2001-04-02), Additional Mathematical Symbols
L2/01-156 N2356 Freytag, Asmus (2001-04-03), Additional Mathematical Characters (Draft 10)
L2/01-344 N2353 (pdf, doc) Umamaheswaran, V. S. (2001-09-09), "7.7 Mathematical Symbols", Minutes from SC2/WG2 meeting #40 -- Mountain View, April 2001
U+21F5..21FF 11 L2/00-119[d] N2191R Whistler, Ken; Freytag, Asmus (2000-04-19), Encoding Additional Mathematical Symbols in Unicode
L2/00-234 N2203 (rtf, txt) Umamaheswaran, V. S. (2000-07-21), "8.18", Minutes from the SC2/WG2 meeting in Beijing, 2000-03-21 -- 24
L2/00-115R2 Moore, Lisa (2000-08-08), "Motion 83-M11", Minutes Of UTC Meeting #83
  1. ^ Proposed code points and characters names may differ from final code points and names
  2. ^ See also L2/10-458, L2/11-414, L2/11-415, and L2/11-429
  3. ^ Refer to the history section of the Miscellaneous Symbols and Pictographs block for additional emoji-related documents
  4. ^ a b Refer to the history section of the Miscellaneous Mathematical Symbols-B block for additional math-related documents

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Unicode character database". The Unicode Standard. Retrieved 2016-07-09.
  2. ^ "Enumerated Versions of The Unicode Standard". The Unicode Standard. Retrieved 2016-07-09.
  3. ^ "UTR #51: Unicode Emoji". Unicode Consortium. 2019-02-04.
  4. ^ "UCD: Emoji Data for UTR #51". Unicode Consortium. 2019-01-15.
  5. ^ "UTS #51 Emoji Variation Sequences". The Unicode Consortium.