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.

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 10.0

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

The block has two standardized variants defined to specify emoji-style (U+FE0F VS16) or text presentation (U+FE0E VS15) for the base character U+1F610. [5] This base character defaults to an emoji presentation.

Emoji variation sequences
U+ 1F610
base code point ๐Ÿ˜
base+VS15 (text) ๐Ÿ˜๏ธŽ
base+VS16 (emoji) ๐Ÿ˜๏ธ

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

Additional human emoji can be found in other Unicode blocks: Dingbats, Miscellaneous Symbols, Miscellaneous Symbols and Pictographs, Supplemental Symbols and Pictographs and Transport and Map Symbols.

History[edit]

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

Version Final code points[a] Count L2 ID WG2 ID Document
6.0 U+1F601..1F610, 1F612..1F614, 1F616, 1F618, 1F61A, 1F61C..1F61E, 1F620..1F625, 1F628..1F62B, 1F62D, 1F630..1F633, 1F635..1F640, 1F645..1F64F[b] 63 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 
L2/16-281 Burge, Jeremy; Hunt, Paul (2016-10-17), Emoji Glyph Updates 
L2/16-361 Pournader, Roozbeh; Felt, Doug (2016-11-07), Add text and emoji standardized variation sequences for 96 symbols 
6.1 U+1F600, 1F611, 1F615, 1F617, 1F619, 1F61B, 1F61F, 1F626..1F627, 1F62C, 1F62E..1F62F, 1F634[b] 13 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 
7.0 U+1F641..1F642 2 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 
8.0 U+1F643..1F644 2 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. 2017-05-18. 
  4. ^ a b "UCD: Emoji Data for UTR #51". Unicode Consortium. 2017-03-27. 
  5. ^ "UTS #51 Emoji Variation Sequences". The Unicode Consortium.