Arrows (Unicode block)

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Arrows
Range U+2190..U+21FF
(112 code points)
Plane BMP
Scripts Common
Assigned 112 code points
Unused 0 reserved code points
Unicode version history
1.0.0 91 (+91)
3.0 100 (+9)
3.2 112 (+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 10.0

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)
L2/10-351 N4317 "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) 
3.0 U+21EB..21F3 9 (to be determined)
L2/10-351 N4317 "5. Requested glyph changes for already encoded 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), "5. Requested glyph changes for already encoded characters", UTC Liaison Report from WG2 
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 Umamaheswaran, V. S. (2001-09-09), 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 
  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. 2017-05-18. 
  4. ^ "UCD: Emoji Data for UTR #51". Unicode Consortium. 2017-03-27. 
  5. ^ "UTS #51 Emoji Variation Sequences". The Unicode Consortium.