Transport and Map Symbols

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Transport and Map Symbols
RangeU+1F680..U+1F6FF
(128 code points)
PlaneSMP
ScriptsCommon
Symbol setsMap symbols
Transport icons
Assigned108 code points
Unused20 reserved code points
Unicode version history
6.070 (+70)
7.097 (+27)
8.098 (+1)
9.0103 (+5)
10.0107 (+4)
11.0108 (+1)
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 🚀 🚁 🚂 🚃 🚄 🚅 🚆 🚇 🚈 🚉 🚊 🚋 🚌 🚍 🚎 🚏
U+1F69x 🚐 🚑 🚒 🚓 🚔 🚕 🚖 🚗 🚘 🚙 🚚 🚛 🚜 🚝 🚞 🚟
U+1F6Ax 🚠 🚡 🚢 🚣 🚤 🚥 🚦 🚧 🚨 🚩 🚪 🚫 🚬 🚭 🚮 🚯
U+1F6Bx 🚰 🚱 🚲 🚳 🚴 🚵 🚶 🚷 🚸 🚹 🚺 🚻 🚼 🚽 🚾 🚿
U+1F6Cx 🛀 🛁 🛂 🛃 🛄 🛅 🛆 🛇 🛈 🛉 🛊 🛋 🛌 🛍 🛎 🛏
U+1F6Dx 🛐 🛑 🛒 🛓 🛔
U+1F6Ex 🛠 🛡 🛢 🛣 🛤 🛥 🛦 🛧 🛨 🛩 🛪 🛫 🛬
U+1F6Fx 🛰 🛱 🛲 🛳 🛴 🛵 🛶 🛷 🛸 🛹
Notes
1.^ As of Unicode version 11.0
2.^ Grey areas indicate non-assigned code points

Emoji[edit]

The Transport and Map Symbols block contains 95 emoji: U+1F680–U+1F6C5, U+1F6CB–U+1F6D2, U+1F6E0–U+1F6E5, U+1F6E9, U+1F6EB–U+1F6EC, U+1F6F0 and U+1F6F3–U+1F6F9.[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+1F6B9–U+1F6BA, U+1F6BC, U+1F6CB, U+1F6CD–U+1F6CF, U+1F6E0–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 🚇 🚍 🚑 🚔 🚘 🚭 🚲 🚹 🚺 🚼 🛋 🛍
base+VS15 (text) 🚇︎ 🚍︎ 🚑︎ 🚔︎ 🚘︎ 🚭︎ 🚲︎ 🚹︎ 🚺︎ 🚼︎ 🛋︎ 🛍︎
base+VS16 (emoji) 🚇️ 🚍️ 🚑️ 🚔️ 🚘️ 🚭️ 🚲️ 🚹️ 🚺️ 🚼️ 🛋️ 🛍️
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 🛎 🛏 🛠 🛡 🛢 🛣 🛤 🛥 🛩 🛰 🛳
base+VS15 (text) 🛎︎ 🛏︎ 🛠︎ 🛡︎ 🛢︎ 🛣︎ 🛤︎ 🛥︎ 🛩︎ 🛰︎ 🛳︎
base+VS16 (emoji) 🛎️ 🛏️ 🛠️ 🛡️ 🛢️ 🛣️ 🛤️ 🛥️ 🛩️ 🛰️ 🛳️

Skin tones[edit]

The Transport and Map Symbols block has six emoji that represent people or body parts. They can be modified using U+1F3FB–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 🚣 🚴 🚵 🚶 🛀 🛌
FITZ-1-2 🚣🏻 🚴🏻 🚵🏻 🚶🏻 🛀🏻 🛌🏻
FITZ-3 🚣🏼 🚴🏼 🚵🏼 🚶🏼 🛀🏼 🛌🏼
FITZ-4 🚣🏽 🚴🏽 🚵🏽 🚶🏽 🛀🏽 🛌🏽
FITZ-5 🚣🏾 🚴🏾 🚵🏾 🚶🏾 🛀🏾 🛌🏾
FITZ-6 🚣🏿 🚴🏿 🚵🏿 🚶🏿 🛀🏿 🛌🏿

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 Stötzner, Andreas (2006-07-30), Public Signage (I)
L2/06-370 Stötzner, 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 “Our New iDiversicons: Diverse Emoji Characters” 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 N4805 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
11.0 U+1F6F9 1 L2/15-061 Cummings, Craig (2015-01-31), Emoji Additions: Runner-ups
L2/16-378 Heard, Jaron (2016-11-20), Skateboarder emoji submission
L2/16-382 Bohorad, Nicole; Aschenbach, Sarah; Stenersen, Steve; Freudiger, Mike (2016-12-05), Lacrosse stick and ball emoji submission
L2/17-257 Bayer, Devin (2016-12-24), Flying Disc Emoji Proposal
L2/17-131 Edberg, Peter; et al. (2017-05-05), Emoji Subcommittee Report Q2 2017
L2/17-184 Hernandez, Vickie (2017-06-02), Proposal for “Softball” Emoji
L2/17-277 Karadeniz, Tayfun; et al. (2017-07-28), Emoji Sports Proposal for Unicode v11
L2/17-393 Anderson, Deborah (2017-10-22), Feedback from WG2 email discussion list on PDAM 2.2
L2/18-027 Burge, Jeremy; Moore, Lisa (2018-01-15), Response to feedback from WG2 email discussion list on PDAM 2.2
  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. 2018-05-21.
  4. ^ a b "UCD: Emoji Data for UTR #51". Unicode Consortium. 2018-05-22.
  5. ^ "UTS #51 Emoji Variation Sequences". The Unicode Consortium.