Emoticons (Unicode block)

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Emoticons
Range U+1F600..U+1F64F
(80 code points)
Plane SMP
Scripts Common
Assigned 80 code points
Unused 0 reserved code points
Unicode version history
6.0 63 (+63)
6.1 76 (+13)
7.0 78 (+2)
8.0 80 (+2)
Note: [1][2]

Emoticons is a Unicode block containing graphic representations of faces, which are often associated with classic emoticons. They exist largely for compatibility with Japanese telephone carriers' implementations of Shift JIS.

All of the characters in the Emoticons block are emoji.[3][4]

Block[edit]

Emoticons[1]
Official Unicode Consortium code chart (PDF)
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F
U+1F60x ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜ƒ ๐Ÿ˜„ ๐Ÿ˜… ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜‡ ๐Ÿ˜ˆ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜Š ๐Ÿ˜‹ ๐Ÿ˜Œ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿ˜
U+1F61x ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜‘ ๐Ÿ˜’ ๐Ÿ˜“ ๐Ÿ˜” ๐Ÿ˜• ๐Ÿ˜– ๐Ÿ˜— ๐Ÿ˜˜ ๐Ÿ˜™ ๐Ÿ˜š ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜œ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ž ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ
U+1F62x ๐Ÿ˜  ๐Ÿ˜ก ๐Ÿ˜ข ๐Ÿ˜ฃ ๐Ÿ˜ค ๐Ÿ˜ฅ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ง ๐Ÿ˜จ ๐Ÿ˜ฉ ๐Ÿ˜ช ๐Ÿ˜ซ ๐Ÿ˜ฌ ๐Ÿ˜ญ ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ˜ฏ
U+1F63x ๐Ÿ˜ฐ ๐Ÿ˜ฑ ๐Ÿ˜ฒ ๐Ÿ˜ณ ๐Ÿ˜ด ๐Ÿ˜ต ๐Ÿ˜ถ ๐Ÿ˜ท ๐Ÿ˜ธ ๐Ÿ˜น ๐Ÿ˜บ ๐Ÿ˜ป ๐Ÿ˜ผ ๐Ÿ˜ฝ ๐Ÿ˜พ ๐Ÿ˜ฟ
U+1F64x ๐Ÿ™€ ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™ƒ ๐Ÿ™„ ๐Ÿ™… ๐Ÿ™† ๐Ÿ™‡ ๐Ÿ™ˆ ๐Ÿ™‰ ๐Ÿ™Š ๐Ÿ™‹ ๐Ÿ™Œ ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™Ž ๐Ÿ™
Notes
1.^ As of Unicode version 9.0

Diversity[edit]

The Emoticons block has eight emoji that represent people or body parts. They can be modified using U+1F3FBโ€“U+1F3FF to provide for a range of skin tones using the Fitzpatrick scale:[4]

Human emoji
U+ 1F645 1F646 1F647 1F64B 1F64C 1F64D 1F64E 1F64F
emoji ๐Ÿ™… ๐Ÿ™† ๐Ÿ™‡ ๐Ÿ™‹ ๐Ÿ™Œ ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™Ž ๐Ÿ™
FITZ-1-2 ๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿป ๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿป ๐Ÿ™‡๐Ÿป ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป ๐Ÿ™Ž๐Ÿป ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
FITZ-3 ๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿผ ๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿผ ๐Ÿ™‡๐Ÿผ ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผ ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ ๐Ÿ™Ž๐Ÿผ ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ
FITZ-4 ๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿฝ ๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿฝ ๐Ÿ™‡๐Ÿฝ ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿฝ ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ ๐Ÿ™Ž๐Ÿฝ ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ
FITZ-5 ๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿ™‡๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿ™Ž๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ
FITZ-6 ๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿฟ ๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿฟ ๐Ÿ™‡๐Ÿฟ ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿฟ ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฟ ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ ๐Ÿ™Ž๐Ÿฟ ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ

History[edit]

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

Final code points[a] Count Version L2 ID WG2 ID Document
U+1F600, 1F611, 1F615, 1F617, 1F619, 1F61B, 1F61F, 1F626..1F627, 1F62C, 1F62E..1F62F, 1F634[b] 13 6.1 L2/09-007 Lommel, Arle (2008-12-26), Comparison of Emoticons from Major Vendors 
L2/09-025R2 N3582[c] Scherer, Markus; Davis, Mark; Momoi, Kat; Tong, Darick; Kida, Yasuo; Edberg, Peter (2009-03-05), Proposal for Encoding Emoji Symbols 
L2/09-026R N3583 Scherer, Markus; Davis, Mark; Momoi, Kat; Tong, Darick; Kida, Yasuo; Edberg, Peter (2009-02-06), Emoji Symbols Proposed for New Encoding 
L2/09-027R2 N3681 Scherer, Markus (2009-09-17), Emoji Symbols: Background Data 
L2/10-102 N3790 Summary of Voting on SC 2 N 4123, ISO/IEC 10646: 2003/FPDAM 8, 2010-03-27 
L2/10-132 Scherer, Markus; Davis, Mark; Momoi, Kat; Tong, Darick; Kida, Yasuo; Edberg, Peter (2010-04-27), Emoji Symbols: Background Data 
L2/10-138 N3829 Constable, Peter; et al. (2010-04-27), "7", Emoji Ad-Hoc Meeting Report 
L2/10-148 N3804 Umamaheswaran, V. S. (2010-04-27), "M56.01", Resolutions of WG 2 meeting 56 
L2/15-015R2 Davis, Mark; et al. (2015-01-21), Recommended Unicode Glyph / Nameslist changes 
L2/15-071R Davis, Mark; Burge, Jeremy (2015-02-03), More Unicode Emoji Glyph changes 
L2/15-141, html Davis, Mark; Edberg, Peter (2015-03-31), Emoji Glyph and Annotation Recommendations 
U+1F601..1F610, 1F612..1F614, 1F616, 1F618, 1F61A, 1F61C..1F61E, 1F620..1F625, 1F628..1F62B, 1F62D, 1F630..1F633, 1F635..1F640, 1F645..1F64F[b] 63 6.0 L2/09-007 Lommel, Arle (2008-12-26), Comparison of Emoticons from Major Vendors 
L2/09-025R2 N3582[c] Scherer, Markus; Davis, Mark; Momoi, Kat; Tong, Darick; Kida, Yasuo; Edberg, Peter (2009-03-05), Proposal for Encoding Emoji Symbols 
L2/09-026R N3583 Scherer, Markus; Davis, Mark; Momoi, Kat; Tong, Darick; Kida, Yasuo; Edberg, Peter (2009-02-06), Emoji Symbols Proposed for New Encoding 
L2/09-027R2 N3681 Scherer, Markus (2009-09-17), Emoji Symbols: Background Data 
L2/09-114 N3607 Towards an encoding of symbol characters used as emoji, 2009-04-06 
L2/09-304 Anderson, Deborah (2009-08-15), US Position on PDAM 8 
L2/09-370 N3711 Ogata, Katsuhiro; et al. (2009-10-22), A Proposal to Revise a Part of Emoticons in PDAM 8 
L2/09-371 N3713 Pentzlin, Karl (2009-10-22), Comment on "A proposal to Revise a Part of Emoticons in PDAM 8" (Katsuhiro Ogata et al., N3711) 
L2/09-412 N3722 Suignard, Michel (2009-11-02), Disposition of comments on SC2 N 4078 (PDAM text for Amendment 8 to ISO/IEC 10646:2003) 
L2/10-036 N3769 Pentzlin, Karl (2010-01-26), Proposal to encode an emoticon Neutral Face 
L2/10-061R Scherer, Markus; et al. (2010-02-04), "2, 4", Emoji: Review of FPDAM8 
L2/10-015R Moore, Lisa (2010-02-09), "D.1.3", UTC #122 / L2 #219 Minutes 
N3778 Ogata, Katsuhiro; Kamichi, Koichi; Moro, Shigeki; Kawabata, Taichi; Naoi, Yasushi (2010-03-03), Updated Proposal to Change Some Glyphs and Names of Emoticons 
L2/10-089 N3777 KDDI Input on Emoji, 2010-03-08 
L2/10-102 N3790 Summary of Voting on SC 2 N 4123, ISO/IEC 10646: 2003/FPDAM 8, 2010-03-27 
L2/10-066 N3790-ANSI Anderson, Deborah (2010-03-29), Comments on PDAM 8 
L2/10-115 N3806 Ogata, Katsuhiro; Kamichi, Koichi; Moro, Shigeki; Kawabata, Taichi; Naoi, Yasushi (2010-04-06), Rationale for Proposal of N3778 
L2/10-135 N3826 Everson, Michael (2010-04-22), Emoticons for FDIS 8 
L2/10-137 N3828 Suignard, Michel (2010-04-22), Disposition of comments on SC2 N 4123 (FPDAM text for Amendment 8 to ISO/IEC 10646:2003) 
L2/10-132 Scherer, Markus; Davis, Mark; Momoi, Kat; Tong, Darick; Kida, Yasuo; Edberg, Peter (2010-04-27), Emoji Symbols: Background Data 
L2/10-138 N3829 Constable, Peter; et al. (2010-04-27), Emoji Ad-Hoc Meeting Report 
L2/10-148 N3804 Umamaheswaran, V. S. (2010-04-27), "M56.01", Resolutions of WG 2 meeting 56 
L2/15-015R2 Davis, Mark; et al. (2015-01-21), Recommended Unicode Glyph / Nameslist changes 
L2/15-071R Davis, Mark; Burge, Jeremy (2015-02-03), More Unicode Emoji Glyph changes 
L2/15-141, html Davis, Mark; Edberg, Peter (2015-03-31), Emoji Glyph and Annotation Recommendations 
L2/15-199 Proposed annotation additions for Unicode 9.0, 2015-07-31 
U+1F641..1F642 2 7.0 L2/10-429 Pentzlin, Karl (2010-10-22), Proposal to encode three additional emoticons 
L2/11-037 N3982 Proposal to encode three additional emoticons, 2011-01-03 
L2/11-253 Whistler, Ken (2011-06-16), "I", WG2 consent docket 
U+1F643..1F644 2 8.0 L2/14-174R Davis, Mark; Edberg, Peter (2014-08-27), Emoji Additions 
L2/14-172R Davis, Mark; Edberg, Peter (2014-08-29), Proposed enhancements for emoji characters: background 
L2/14-275 Edberg, Peter; et al. (2014-10-23), Emoji ad-hoc committee recommendations to UTC #141 
L2/14-284R2 Edberg, Peter; Davis, Mark (2014-10-28), Emoji-System Compatibility Additions 
L2/15-025 Anderson, Deborah (2014-10-30), Future Additions to ISO/IEC 10646 
L2/15-030 Davis, Mark (2015-01-29), Emojipedia top requests 
  1. ^ Proposed code points and characters names may differ from final code points and names
  2. ^ a b Refer to the history section of the Miscellaneous Symbols and Pictographs block for additional emoji-related documents
  3. ^ a b Japanese translation of N3582 is available as N3621

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. 2016-11-22. 
  4. ^ a b "UCD: Emoji Data for UTR #51". Unicode Consortium. 2016-11-14.