Miscellaneous Symbols and Arrows

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Miscellaneous Symbols and Arrows
Range U+2B00..U+2BFF
(256 code points)
Plane BMP
Scripts Common
Symbol sets Arrows
Filled shapes
Assigned 207 code points
Unused 49 reserved code points
Unicode version history
4.0 14 (+14)
4.1 20 (+6)
5.0 31 (+11)
5.1 82 (+51)
5.2 87 (+5)
7.0 202 (+115)
8.0 206 (+4)
10.0 207 (+1)
Note: [1][2]

Miscellaneous Symbols and Arrows is a Unicode block containing arrows and geometric shapes with various fills.

Block[edit]

Miscellaneous Symbols and Arrows[1][2]
Official Unicode Consortium code chart (PDF)
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F
U+2B0x
U+2B1x
U+2B2x
U+2B3x ⬿
U+2B4x
U+2B5x
U+2B6x
U+2B7x ⭿
U+2B8x
U+2B9x
U+2BAx
U+2BBx ⮿
U+2BCx
U+2BDx
U+2BEx
U+2BFx
Notes
1.^ As of Unicode version 10.0
2.^ Grey areas indicate non-assigned code points

Emoji[edit]

The Miscellaneous Symbols and Arrows block contains seven emoji: U+2B05–U+2B07, U+2B1B–U+2B1C, U+2B50 and U+2B55.[3][4]

The block has fourteen standardized variants defined to specify emoji-style (U+FE0F VS16) or text presentation (U+FE0E VS15) for the seven emoji.[5]

Emoji variation sequences
U+ 2B05 2B06 2B07 2B1B 2B1C 2B50 2B55
default presentation text text text emoji emoji emoji emoji
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 Miscellaneous Symbols and Arrows block:

Version Final code points[a] Count L2 ID WG2 ID Document
4.0 U+2B00..2B0D 14 L2/99-353 N2056 "3", Amendment of the part concerning the Korean characters in ISO/IEC 10646-1:1998 amendment 5, 1999-07-29 
L2/99-380 Proposal for a New Work item (NP) to amend the Korean part in ISO/IEC 10646-1:1993, 1999-12-07 
L2/99-380.1 "3", Cover page and Outline of the proposal, 1999-12-07 
L2/99-380.3 Annex B, Special characters compatible with KPS 9566-97 (To be extended), 1999-12-07 
L2/00-084 N2182 "3", Amendment of the part concerning the Korean characters in ISO/IEC 10646-1:1998 amendment 5, 1999-12-07 
L2/99-382 Whistler, Ken (1999-12-09), "2.3", Comments to accompany a U.S. NO vote on JTC1 N5999, SC2 N3393, New Work item proposal (NP) for an amendment of the Korean part of ISO/IEC 10646-1:1993 
L2/00-066 N2170 "3", The technical justification of the proposal to amend the Korean character part of ISO/IEC 10646-1 (proposed addition of 79 symbolic characters), 2000-02-10 
L2/00-073 N2167 Karlsson, Kent (2000-03-02), Comments on DPRK New Work Item proposal on Korean characters 
L2/00-285 N2244 Proposal for the Addition of 82 Symbols to ISO/IEC 10646-1:2000, 2000-08-10 
L2/00-291 Everson, Michael (2000-08-30), Comments to Korean proposals (L2/00-284 - 289) 
N2282 Report of the meeting of the Korean script ad hoc group, 2000-09-21 
L2/01-349 N2374 Proposal to add of 70 symbols to ISO/IEC 10646-1:2000, 2001-09-03 
L2/01-387 N2390 Kim, Kyongsok (2001-10-13), ROK's Comments about DPRK's proposal, WG2 N 2374, to add 70 symbols to ISO/IEC 10646-1:2000 
L2/01-388 N2392 Kim, Kyongsok (2001-10-16), A Report of Korean Script ad hoc group meeting on Oct. 15, 2001 
L2/01-458 N2407 Umamaheswaran, V. S. (2001-11-16), Request to Korean ad hoc group to generate mapping tables between ROK and DPRK national standards 
L2/02-372 N2453 Umamaheswaran, V. S. (2002-10-30), Unconfirmed minutes of WG 2 meeting 42 
L2/11-438[b][c] N4182 Edberg, Peter (2011-12-22), Emoji Variation Sequences (Revision of L2/11-429) 
4.1 U+2B0E..2B11 4 L2/03-119R2 N2629 Shaneyfelt, Ted (2003-03-17), Horizontal arrows with tips vertical 
U+2B12..2B13 2 L2/03-354 N2655 Freytag, Asmus (2003-10-10), Proposal -- Symbols used in Dictionaries 
L2/03-356R2 Moore, Lisa (2003-10-22), "97-C15", UTC #97 Minutes 
5.0 U+2B14..2B19, 2B20..2B23 10 L2/04-406 Freytag, Asmus; Sargent, Murray; Beeton, Barbara; Carlisle, David (2004-11-15), Progress report on Mathematical Symbols 
L2/04-410 Freytag, Asmus (2004-11-18), Twenty six mathematical characters 
U+2B1A 1 L2/05-140 Sargent, Murray (2005-05-11), Dotted Square 
L2/05-108R Moore, Lisa (2005-08-26), "C.18", UTC #103 Minutes 
5.1 U+2B1B..2B1F, 2B24..2B2F, 2B45..2B46, 2B50..2B54 24 L2/07-011R N3198R Freytag, Asmus; Beeton, Barbara; Ion, Patrick; Sargent, Murray; Carlisle, David; Pournader, Roozbeh (2007-01-15), 29 Additional Mathematical and Symbol Characters 
L2/11-438[b][c] N4182 Edberg, Peter (2011-12-22), Emoji Variation Sequences (Revision of L2/11-429) 
U+2B30..2B44 21 L2/05-318 Lazrek, Azzeddine (2005-10-24), Proposals for Unicode Consortium [Arabic mathematical symbols] 
L2/05-320 Lazrek, Azzeddine (2005-07-10), Arabic Mathematical Diverse Symbols, Additional characters proposed to Unicode 
L2/06-125 N3086, N3086-1 Lazrek, Azzeddine (2006-03-30), Diverse Arabic Mathematical Symbols 
U+2B47..2B4C 6 L2/07-170 N3259 Freytag, Asmus; et al. (2007-04-18), Mathematical Arrows in FPDAM3 
L2/07-118R2 Moore, Lisa (2007-05-23), "111-C17", UTC #111 Minutes 
5.2 U+2B55..2B59 5 L2/07-259 Suignard, Michel (2007-08-02), Japanese TV Symbols 
L2/07-391 N3341 Suignard, Michel (2007-09-18), Japanese TV Symbols 
L2/08-077R2 N3397 Suignard, Michel (2008-03-11), Japanese TV symbols 
L2/08-128 Iancu, Laurențiu (2008-03-22), Names and allocation of some Japanese TV symbols from N3397 
L2/08-158 Pentzlin, Karl (2008-04-16), Comments on L2/08-077R2 "Japanese TV Symbols" 
L2/08-188 N3468 Sekiguchi, Masahiro (2008-04-22), Collected comments on Japanese TV Symbols (WG2 N3397) 
L2/08-077R3 N3469 Suignard, Michel (2008-04-23), Japanese TV symbols 
L2/08-215 Pentzlin, Karl (2008-05-07), Comments on L2/08-077R2 "Japanese TV Symbols" 
L2/08-289 Pentzlin, Karl (2008-08-05), Proposal to rename and reassign some Japanese TV Symbols from L2/08-077R3 
L2/08-292 Stötzner, Andreas (2008-08-06), Improvement suggestions for n3469 
L2/08-307 Scherer, Markus (2008-08-08), Feedback on the Japanese TV Symbols Proposal (L2/08-077R3) 
L2/11-438[b][c] N4182 Edberg, Peter (2011-12-22), Emoji Variation Sequences (Revision of L2/11-429) 
7.0 U+2B4D, 2B60..2B73, 2B76..2B95, 2B98..2BB9, 2BBD..2BC8, 2BCA..2BD1 107 L2/11-052R Suignard, Michel (2011-02-15), Wingdings and Webdings symbols - Preliminary study 
N4239 Suignard, Michel (2011-02-16), Disposition of comments on SC2 N 4201 (PDAM text for Amendment 1.2 to ISO/IEC 10646 3rd edition) 
L2/11-149 Suignard, Michel (2011-05-09), Proposal to add Wingdings and Webdings symbols 
L2/11-196 N4022 Suignard, Michel (2011-05-21), Revised Wingdings proposal 
L2/11-247 N4115 Suignard, Michel (2011-06-08), Proposal to add Wingdings and Webdings Symbols 
L2/11-344 N4143 Suignard, Michel (2011-09-28), Updated proposal to add Wingdings and Webdings Symbols 
N4363 Suignard, Michel (2012-10-13), Status of encoding of Wingdings and Webdings Symbols 
L2/12-368 N4384 Suignard, Michel (2012-11-06), Status of encoding of Wingdings and Webdings Symbols 
L2/12-086 Requests regarding the Wingdings/Webdings characters in ISO/IEC 10646 PDAM 1.2, 2012-12-27 
U+2B4E..2B4F, 2B5A..2B5F 8 L2/10-357 N3914 Proposal to add characters used in Lithuanian dialectology to the UCS, 2010-10-29 
L2/11-135 Tumasonis, Vladas; Pentzlin, Karl (2011-05-02), Revised proposal to add characters used in Lithuanian dialectology 
L2/11-189 Whistler, Ken; Constable, Peter (2011-05-11), Review of Characters for Lithuanian Dialectology 
L2/11-191 Comments on N3914 - Characters for Lithuanian Dialectology, 2011-05-13 
L2/11-223 N4070 Tumasonis, Vladas; Pentzlin, Karl (2011-05-24), Second revised proposal to add characters used in Lithuanian dialectology to the UCS 
L2/11-248 N4116 Pentzlin, Karl (2011-06-09), Report on the ad hoc re "Lithuanian dialectology" (SC2/WG2 N4070) held during the SC2/WG2 meeting at Helsinki 
L2/12-130 N4239 Suignard, Michel (2012-05-08), "Germany T1", Disposition of comments on SC2 N 4201 (PDAM text for Amendment 1.2 to ISO/IEC 10646 3rd edition) 
8.0 U+2BEC..2BEF 4 L2/12-303 N4318 Pentzlin, Karl (2012-09-10), Proposal to add four arrows to get a consistent mapping from ISO/IEC 9995-7 symbols to Unicode 
10.0 U+2BD2 1 L2/15-083 Shirriff, Ken (2015-02-14), Proposal for addition of Group Mark symbol 
L2/15-107 Moore, Lisa (2015-05-12), "E.2", UTC #143 Minutes 
  1. ^ Proposed code points and characters names may differ from final code points and names
  2. ^ a b c See also L2/10-458, L2/11-414, L2/11-415, and L2/11-429
  3. ^ a b c Refer to the history section of the Miscellaneous Symbols and Pictographs block for additional emoji-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.