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 107 code points
Unused 21 reserved code points
Unicode version history
6.0 70 (+70)
7.0 97 (+27)
8.0 98 (+1)
9.0 103 (+5)
10.0 107 (+4)
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›’ 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 ๐Ÿ›ท ๐Ÿ›ธ
Notes
1.^ As of Unicode version 10.0
2.^ Grey areas indicate non-assigned code points

Emoji[edit]

The Transport and Map Symbols block contains 94 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+1F6F8.[3][4]

The block has 46 standardized variants defined to specify emoji-style (U+FE0F VS16) or text presentation (U+FE0E VS15) for the following 23 base characters: U+1F687, U+1F68D, U+1F691, U+1F694, U+1F698, U+1F6AD, U+1F6B2, U+1F6B9โ€“U+1F6BA, U+1F6BC, 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+ 1F687 1F68D 1F691 1F694 1F698 1F6AD 1F6B2 1F6B9 1F6BA 1F6BC 1F6CB 1F6CD
default presentation emoji emoji emoji emoji emoji emoji emoji emoji emoji emoji text text
base code point ๐Ÿš‡ ๐Ÿš ๐Ÿš‘ ๐Ÿš” ๐Ÿš˜ ๐Ÿšญ ๐Ÿšฒ ๐Ÿšน ๐Ÿšบ ๐Ÿšผ ๐Ÿ›‹ ๐Ÿ›
base+VS15 (text) ๐Ÿš‡๏ธŽ ๐Ÿš๏ธŽ ๐Ÿš‘๏ธŽ ๐Ÿš”๏ธŽ ๐Ÿš˜๏ธŽ ๐Ÿšญ๏ธŽ ๐Ÿšฒ๏ธŽ ๐Ÿšน๏ธŽ ๐Ÿšบ๏ธŽ ๐Ÿšผ๏ธŽ ๐Ÿ›‹๏ธŽ ๐Ÿ›๏ธŽ
base+VS16 (emoji) ๐Ÿš‡๏ธ ๐Ÿš๏ธ ๐Ÿš‘๏ธ ๐Ÿš”๏ธ ๐Ÿš˜๏ธ ๐Ÿšญ๏ธ ๐Ÿšฒ๏ธ ๐Ÿšน๏ธ ๐Ÿšบ๏ธ ๐Ÿšผ๏ธ ๐Ÿ›‹๏ธ ๐Ÿ›๏ธ
U+ 1F6CE 1F6CF 1F6E0 1F6E1 1F6E2 1F6E3 1F6E4 1F6E5 1F6E9 1F6F0 1F6F3
default presentation text text text text text text text text text text text
base code point ๐Ÿ›Ž ๐Ÿ› ๐Ÿ›  ๐Ÿ›ก ๐Ÿ›ข ๐Ÿ›ฃ ๐Ÿ›ค ๐Ÿ›ฅ ๐Ÿ›ฉ ๐Ÿ›ฐ ๐Ÿ›ณ
base+VS15 (text) ๐Ÿ›Ž๏ธŽ ๐Ÿ›๏ธŽ ๐Ÿ› ๏ธŽ ๐Ÿ›ก๏ธŽ ๐Ÿ›ข๏ธŽ ๐Ÿ›ฃ๏ธŽ ๐Ÿ›ค๏ธŽ ๐Ÿ›ฅ๏ธŽ ๐Ÿ›ฉ๏ธŽ ๐Ÿ›ฐ๏ธŽ ๐Ÿ›ณ๏ธŽ
base+VS16 (emoji) ๐Ÿ›Ž๏ธ ๐Ÿ›๏ธ ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ ๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ ๐Ÿ›ข๏ธ 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 in 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:

Version Final code points[a] Count L2 ID WG2 ID Document
6.0 U+1F680..1F6C5[b] 70 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 
L2/16-361 Pournader, Roozbeh; Felt, Doug (2016-11-07), Add text and emoji standardized variation sequences for 96 symbols 
7.0 U+1F6C6..1F6CF, 1F6E0..1F6EC, 1F6F0..1F6F3 27 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 
L2/16-203 Moore, Lisa (2016-08-18), UTC #148 Minutes 
8.0 U+1F6D0 1 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 
9.0 U+1F6D1, 1F6F4..1F6F5 3 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 L2/15-195R2 Emoji Additions Tranche 6: More Popular Requests and Gap Filling, 2015-07-28 
U+1F6F6 1 L2/15-196R4 Komatsu, Hiroyuki (2015-07-31), Proposal to add more sports-related emoji characters 
10.0 U+1F6D3..1F6D4 2 L2/15-007 N4661 West, Andrew (2015-01-11), Proposal to encode five religious and cultural symbols 
L2/15-017 Moore, Lisa (2015-02-12), "E3", UTC #142 Minutes 
U+1F6F7 1 L2/16-127 Komatsu, Hiroyuki (2016-05-25), Proposal for more winter activity emojis 
L2/16-369 Edberg, Peter (2016-11-10), Further emoji additions for Unicode 10, consolidated proposal 
U+1F6F8[f] 1 L2/16-206 Baker, Cody (2016-08-02), Flying Saucer Emoji 
  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
  6. ^ See also L2/16-369

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.