Transport and Map Symbols

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Transport and Map Symbols
Range U+1F680..U+1F6FF
(128 code points)
Plane SMP
Scripts Common
Symbol sets Map symbols
Transport icons
Assigned 103 code points
Unused 25 reserved code points
Unicode version history
6.0 70 (+70)
7.0 97 (+27)
8.0 98 (+1)
9.0 103 (+5)
Note: [1][2]

Transport and Map Symbols is a Unicode block containing transportation and map icons, largely for compatibility with Japanese Telephone carriers' emoji implementations of Shift JIS and to encode characters in the Wingdings and Wingdings 2 character sets.

Block[edit]

Transport and Map Symbols[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+1F68x ๐Ÿš€ ๐Ÿš ๐Ÿš‚ ๐Ÿšƒ ๐Ÿš„ ๐Ÿš… ๐Ÿš† ๐Ÿš‡ ๐Ÿšˆ ๐Ÿš‰ ๐ŸšŠ ๐Ÿš‹ ๐ŸšŒ ๐Ÿš ๐ŸšŽ ๐Ÿš
U+1F69x ๐Ÿš ๐Ÿš‘ ๐Ÿš’ ๐Ÿš“ ๐Ÿš” ๐Ÿš• ๐Ÿš– ๐Ÿš— ๐Ÿš˜ ๐Ÿš™ ๐Ÿšš ๐Ÿš› ๐Ÿšœ ๐Ÿš ๐Ÿšž ๐ŸšŸ
U+1F6Ax ๐Ÿš  ๐Ÿšก ๐Ÿšข ๐Ÿšฃ ๐Ÿšค ๐Ÿšฅ ๐Ÿšฆ ๐Ÿšง ๐Ÿšจ ๐Ÿšฉ ๐Ÿšช ๐Ÿšซ ๐Ÿšฌ ๐Ÿšญ ๐Ÿšฎ ๐Ÿšฏ
U+1F6Bx ๐Ÿšฐ ๐Ÿšฑ ๐Ÿšฒ ๐Ÿšณ ๐Ÿšด ๐Ÿšต ๐Ÿšถ ๐Ÿšท ๐Ÿšธ ๐Ÿšน ๐Ÿšบ ๐Ÿšป ๐Ÿšผ ๐Ÿšฝ ๐Ÿšพ ๐Ÿšฟ
U+1F6Cx ๐Ÿ›€ ๐Ÿ› ๐Ÿ›‚ ๐Ÿ›ƒ ๐Ÿ›„ ๐Ÿ›… ๐Ÿ›† ๐Ÿ›‡ ๐Ÿ›ˆ ๐Ÿ›‰ ๐Ÿ›Š ๐Ÿ›‹ ๐Ÿ›Œ ๐Ÿ› ๐Ÿ›Ž ๐Ÿ›
U+1F6Dx ๐Ÿ› ๐Ÿ›‘ ๐Ÿ›’
U+1F6Ex 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
U+1F6Fx ๐Ÿ›ฐ ๐Ÿ›ฑ ๐Ÿ›ฒ ๐Ÿ›ณ ๐Ÿ›ด ๐Ÿ›ต ๐Ÿ›ถ
Notes
1.^ As of Unicode version 9.0
2.^ Grey areas indicate non-assigned code points

Emoji[edit]

The Transport and Map Symbols block contains 92 emoji: U+1F680โ€“U+1F6C5, U+1F6CBโ€“U+1F6D2, U+1F6E0โ€“U+1F6E5, U+1F6E9, U+1F6EBโ€“U+1F6EC, U+1F6F0 and U+1F6F3โ€“U+1F6F6.[3][4]

The block has 26 standardized variants defined to specify emoji-style (U+FE0F VS16) or text presentation (U+FE0E VS15) for the following thirteen base characters: U+1F6CB, U+1F6CDโ€“U+1F6CF, U+1F6E0โ€“U+1F6E5, U+1F6E9, U+1F6F0 and U+1F6F3. [5] All of these base characters default to a text presentation.

Emoji variation sequences
U+ 1F6CB 1F6CD 1F6CE 1F6CF 1F6E0 1F6E1 1F6E2
base code point ๐Ÿ›‹ ๐Ÿ› ๐Ÿ›Ž ๐Ÿ› ๐Ÿ›  ๐Ÿ›ก ๐Ÿ›ข
base+VS15 (text) ๐Ÿ›‹๏ธŽ ๐Ÿ›๏ธŽ ๐Ÿ›Ž๏ธŽ ๐Ÿ›๏ธŽ ๐Ÿ› ๏ธŽ ๐Ÿ›ก๏ธŽ ๐Ÿ›ข๏ธŽ
base+VS16 (emoji) ๐Ÿ›‹๏ธ ๐Ÿ›๏ธ ๐Ÿ›Ž๏ธ ๐Ÿ›๏ธ ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ ๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ ๐Ÿ›ข๏ธ
U+ 1F6E3 1F6E4 1F6E5 1F6E9 1F6F0 1F6F3
base code point ๐Ÿ›ฃ ๐Ÿ›ค ๐Ÿ›ฅ ๐Ÿ›ฉ ๐Ÿ›ฐ ๐Ÿ›ณ
base+VS15 (text) ๐Ÿ›ฃ๏ธŽ ๐Ÿ›ค๏ธŽ ๐Ÿ›ฅ๏ธŽ ๐Ÿ›ฉ๏ธŽ ๐Ÿ›ฐ๏ธŽ ๐Ÿ›ณ๏ธŽ
base+VS16 (emoji) ๐Ÿ›ฃ๏ธ ๐Ÿ›ค๏ธ ๐Ÿ›ฅ๏ธ ๐Ÿ›ฉ๏ธ ๐Ÿ›ฐ๏ธ ๐Ÿ›ณ๏ธ

Diversity[edit]

The Transport and Map Symbols block has six 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+ 1F6A3 1F6B4 1F6B5 1F6B6 1F6C0 1F6CC
emoji ๐Ÿšฃ ๐Ÿšด ๐Ÿšต ๐Ÿšถ ๐Ÿ›€ ๐Ÿ›Œ
FITZ-1-2 ๐Ÿšฃ๐Ÿป ๐Ÿšด๐Ÿป ๐Ÿšต๐Ÿป ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿป ๐Ÿ›€๐Ÿป ๐Ÿ›Œ๐Ÿป
FITZ-3 ๐Ÿšฃ๐Ÿผ ๐Ÿšด๐Ÿผ ๐Ÿšต๐Ÿผ ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿผ ๐Ÿ›€๐Ÿผ ๐Ÿ›Œ๐Ÿผ
FITZ-4 ๐Ÿšฃ๐Ÿฝ ๐Ÿšด๐Ÿฝ ๐Ÿšต๐Ÿฝ ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿฝ ๐Ÿ›€๐Ÿฝ ๐Ÿ›Œ๐Ÿฝ
FITZ-5 ๐Ÿšฃ๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿšด๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿšต๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿ›€๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿ›Œ๐Ÿพ
FITZ-6 ๐Ÿšฃ๐Ÿฟ ๐Ÿšด๐Ÿฟ ๐Ÿšต๐Ÿฟ ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿฟ ๐Ÿ›€๐Ÿฟ ๐Ÿ›Œ๐Ÿฟ

Additional human emoji can be found is other Unicode blocks: Dingbats, Emoticons, Miscellaneous Symbols, Miscellaneous Symbols and Pictographs and Supplemental Symbols and Pictographs.

History[edit]

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

Final code points[a] Count Version L2 ID WG2 ID Document
U+1F680..1F6C5[b] 70 6.0 L2/06-272 Stรถtzner, Andreas (2006-07-30), Public Signage (I) 
L2/06-370 Stรถtzner, Andreas (2006-11-02), Symbols 
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 
L2/09-272 Scherer, Markus; Davis, Mark; Momoi, Kat; Edberg, Peter (2009-08-06), Emoji: Review of PDAM 8 
L2/10-025 N3726 Constable, Peter (2009-10-27), "7, 13", Emoji ad-hoc meeting report 2009-10-27 
L2/09-412 N3722 Suignard, Michel (2009-11-02), "USA T.3, Ireland T15-T17, E10, Germany T24", Disposition of comments on SC2 N 4078 (PDAM text for Amendment 8 to ISO/IEC 10646:2003) 
L2/10-089 N3777 KDDI Input on Emoji, 2010-03-08 
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) 
L2/10-138 N3829 Constable, Peter; et al. (2010-04-27), "15", Emoji Ad-Hoc Meeting Report 
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+1F6C6..1F6CF, 1F6E0..1F6EC, 1F6F0..1F6F3 27 7.0 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 
L2/15-050R[d][b] Davis, Mark; et al. (2015-01-29), Additional variation selectors for emoji 
L2/15-301[e][b] Pournader, Roozbeh (2015-11-01), A proposal for 278 standardized variation sequences for emoji 
L2/16-036 Davis, Mark (2016-01-24), Nameslist.txt suggestions 
L2/16-228 Constable, Peter; Safran-Aasen, Judy; Coady, Michele; Bjornstad, Shelley (2016-08-04), Proposed Additions to Emoji_Modifier_Base 
U+1F6D0 1 8.0 L2/14-275 Edberg, Peter; et al. (2014-10-23), Emoji ad-hoc committee recommendations to UTC #141 
L2/15-025 Anderson, Deborah (2014-10-30), Future Additions to ISO/IEC 10646 
L2/14-235R3 Afshar, Shervin; Pournader, Roozbeh (2014-11-01), Emoji and Symbol Additions - Religious Symbols and Structures 
L2/15-032R Davis, Mark (2015-02-23), Recommended Disposition on Feedback for PRI 286 & related Emoji docs 
U+1F6D1, 1F6F4..1F6F5 3 9.0 L2/14-085 Parrott, Katrina (2014-04-09), Request Approval to add โ€œOur New iDiversicons: Diverse Emoji Charactersโ€ to the next updated Unicode Standard 
L2/14-154R Parrott, Katrina; Afshar, Shervin (2014-08-05), Report on Diversity Emoji Use in iDiversicons and Proposal to Add New Emoji from iDiversicons Collection to Unicode 
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 
L2/14-282 Parrott, Katrina (2014-10-28), iDiversicons Proposed Emoji Additions Extracted from L2/14-154R 
L2/15-048 Parrott, Katrina; et al. (2015-01-31), Adding gender counterparts to emoji list? 
L2/15-058 Afshar, Shervin (2015-02-01), Comparing MSN Messenger Smiley Set to Unicode Emoji 
L2/15-059 Afshar, Shervin (2015-02-01), Comparing Yahoo Messenger Smiley Set to Unicode Emoji 
L2/15-054R4 Cummings, Craig (2015-05-08), Emoji Additions: Animals, Compatibility, and More Popular Requests 
U+1F6D2 1 9.0 L2/15-195R2 Emoji Additions Tranche 6: More Popular Requests and Gap Filling, 2015-07-28 
U+1F6F6 1 9.0 L2/15-196R4 Komatsu, Hiroyuki (2015-07-31), Proposal to add more sports-related emoji characters 
  1. ^ Proposed code points and characters names may differ from final code points and names
  2. ^ a b c Refer to the history section of the Miscellaneous Symbols and Pictographs block for additional emoji-related documents
  3. ^ Japanese translation of N3582 is available as N3621
  4. ^ See also L2/13-207, L2/14-054, L2/14-063, L2/15-051.html, L2/15-051.txt
  5. ^ See also L2/15-198 and L2/15-275

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. 
  5. ^ "Unicode Character Database: Standardized Variation Sequences". The Unicode Consortium.