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A ridiculous, silly or stupid person.

The word 'dingbat' originally refers to to a character or symbol used in typesetting which gives an instruction to the printer. These should be removed before the text is published, but were occasionally left in by mistake. The character made no sense to non-typesetters and the association of " dingbat " with "nonsense" and " forgetfulness " carried over to describe people.

Julia's such a dingbat , I asked her to buy me yogurt and she got me cream.

This end of year report is riddled with inaccuracies. Looks like we've got a dingbat in the mix .

(sarchastic) Nice one Paul, a spectacular display of ding-battery.

#dingbat #ding bat #ding-bat #nonsense #nonsence #idiot #fool #moron #forgetfull #forgetful #stupid #silly #daft #ridiculous #cretin #ineffective #inefficient #incapable #incompetent
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In Kentucky , a slang term for somebody so daft that they LITERALLY don't know which way is up.
"That dingbat couldn't tell the difference between a six and a nine !"
#kentuckian #vermonter #bully #ding-bat #compass #starburst
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A term used to describe a very stupid or unintelligent action or person. Has nothing to do with bats or ding .

Synonyms are: dumb, stupid, brainless etc.

Hope asked Emily what a dingbat was since Emily calls her a dingbat very often. Emily then reposponded by calling Hope a dingbat.
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A weird thing, person or situation, a person considered stupid or foolish .
A set of fonts showing pictures instad of letters .
You are a real dingbat.

I was talking to your best friend, he told me your were in on holiday, he is a real dingbat isn't he.

I tried to cash my wifes paycheck , I felt like a dingbat when they refused me because of my sex.

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It's already a word but i like this definition better. 🙂

Someone who acts silly or does/says stupid things.

Oh my gosh you're such a ding bat , you almost booted that soccer ball on the roof!
#ding #dingbat #bat #ding bat #stupid person #silly person
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Dingbat is someone who attempts to provide a definition of the word “Dingbat” and misspells the word “retarded” in his or her definition.
Dingbat is someone who attempts to provide a definition of the word “Dingbat” and misspells the word “retarded” in his or her definition.
#ditz #stupid #air head #dumb #retarded
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A crazy individual
Man: Hey asshole!

Charles : Shut up ding bat , at least my mom doesn't suck cocks for a living.

by longranger August 28, 2003
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Definition of dingbat in English:




  • 1NZ North American Australian A stupid or eccentric person.

    • ‘Not surprisingly, a lot of the company’s defenders sound like complete dingbats.’
    • ‘Hopefully the rightwing-o-sphere’s infatuation with this dingbat will be over soon.’
    • ‘Like Republicans, those who conceive and give birth to these movies are willing to do whatever it takes to sell them to a country of dingbats.’
    • ‘No, I don’t know what gave those nosy dingbats the notion that they could just quit and go nosing around in stuff that’s none of their business!’
    • ‘Sometimes I think the president must sit back and laugh at how journalist after journalist thinks he’s such a dingbat that they ask him softball question after softball question.’
    • ‘So you set yourself up to be shot down by somebody – but they’re dingbats anyway.’
    • ‘We’re not suggesting that every dingbat who kicks-throws-hits a ball should be out there pronouncing on matters of state – far from it.’
    • ‘So go to a dentist, dingbat, you’re saying to yourself as you read this.’
    • ‘Under orders from the mayor, the police academy must open its doors to all types of dingbats and outcasts and, hence, the comedy troupe that (for the most part) marches on through six sequels and even a short-lived cartoon series.’
    • ‘I don’t want to go through the tedious selection process again just to have another salesperson glare at me like I’m a total dingbat for not making up my mind.’
    • ‘The dingbats who thought God’s word had to be represented by some sculpture profaned the word of God.’
    • ‘My mission was to identify the winning strategy, and to highbrow all the bandwagon dingbats.’
    • ‘I really appreciated that he walked me though the initial binocular lesson without making me feel like a dingbat.’
    • ‘These are words of wisdom from a dingbat that did otherwise and was lucky to get away with it without killing another motherboard.’
    • ‘Well, if you are new to ASV, you can always check out the best of to get a flavor of what I do here or read this collection of essays to see that I am not just a one note dingbat, thank you.’
    • ‘These morons know how to say the right moronic things so that the various and sundry dingbats who listen to them actually have faith and act accordingly.’
    • ‘You would think a few dingbats in the mainstream financial market community would catch on to this repetitive deception.’
    • ‘While dingbats throw brickbats, he continues his reporting on the memo in the senate.’
    • ‘Yes, in all honestly she is a bit of a dingbat (and Tammy, I really do mean that in the best possible way), but she is also a very caring person, striving to keep her dignity and sanity in a world that often times mocks her faith.’
    • ‘‘Because he’s my best friend, you dingbat,’ I cried, leaping to my feet.’
    idiot, ass, halfwit, nincompoop, blockhead, buffoon, dunce, dolt, ignoramus, cretin, imbecile, dullard, moron, simpleton, clod

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  • 2dingbatsNZ Australian Delusions or feelings of unease, particularly those induced by delirium tremens.

  • 3A typographical device other than a letter or numeral (such as an asterisk), used to signal divisions in text or to replace letters in a euphemistically presented vulgar word.

    • ‘He has been collecting commercial misadventures for some time, and we heartily recommend the orange cone (‘the typographical dingbat of public spaces’) of his own gallery.’
    • ‘Unfortunately the desire was one that was hard to forget and so the sigil didn’t work, but I believe the theory is strong, and there are some wonderfully arcane dingbats out there if you know where to look.’
    • ‘The designs, which recall both asterisks and shamrocks, also circle back to the Warhol-inspired dingbats of Daisy Chain, and the color reinforces the theme of luck.’


Mid 19th century (in early use applied to various vaguely specified objects): origin uncertain; perhaps based on ding. dingbat (sense 2) is probably by association with have bats in the belfry.




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This article is about the typesetter’s ornament. For other uses, see Dingbat (disambiguation) .
This article contains Unicode emoticons/emojis . Without proper rendering support , you may see question marks, boxes, or other symbols instead of the intended characters.

Poem typeset with generous use of decorative dingbats around the edges 1880s. Dingbats are not part of the text.

In typography, a dingbat (sometimes more formally known as a printer’s ornament or printer’s character) is an ornament , character, or spacer used in typesetting , often employed for the creation of box frames (similar to box-drawing characters ). The term continues to be used in the computer industry to describe fonts that have symbols and shapes in the positions designated for alphabetical or numeric characters.

Examples of characters included in Unicode ( ITC Zapf Dingbats series 100 and others):

  ✁ ✂✃✄ ✅ ✆ ✇ ✈ ✉ ☛ ☞ ✌ ✍ ✎ ✏
✐✑ ✒ ✓ ✔ ✕ ✖✗✘ ✙ ✚✛✜ ✝ ✞ ✟
✠ ✡ ✢ ✣✤ ✥ ✦ ✧ ★ ✩ ✪ ✫ ✬ ✭✮✯
✰ ✱ ✲✳✴✵✶✷✸✹ ✺ ✻✼✽✾ ✿
❀ ❁ ❂❃ ❄ ❅ ❆ ❇❈❉❊❋●❍■❏
☺ ☻ ♥ ♦ ♣ ♠ •◘ ○ ❐❑❒ ▲ ▼ ◆ ❖
◗ ❘ ❙❚ ❛ ❜ ❝ ❞  

The advent of Unicode and the universal character set it provides allowed commonly used dingbats to be given their own character codes . Although fonts claiming Unicode coverage will contain glyphs for dingbats in addition to alphabetic characters, fonts that have dingbats in place of alphabetic characters continue to be popular, primarily for ease of input . Such fonts are also sometimes known as pi fonts. [1]

Some of the dingbat symbols have been used as signature marks , used in bookbinding to order sections.


  • 1 Dingbats Unicode block
    • 1.1 Character table
    • 1.2 Compact table
    • 1.3 Emoji
      • 1.3.1 Skin tones
    • 1.4 History
  • 2 Ornamental Dingbats Unicode block
  • 3 See also
  • 4 Dingbat fonts
  • 5 References
  • 6 External links

Dingbats Unicode block[ edit ]

(192 code points)
Plane BMP
Scripts Common
Assigned192 code points
Unused0 reserved code points
Source standardsITC Zapf Dingbats series 100
Unicode version history
1.0.0160 (+160)
3.2174 (+14)
5.2175 (+1)
6.0191 (+16)
7.0192 (+1)
Note: [2] [3]

The Dingbats block (U+2700–U+27BF) was added to the Unicode Standard in June 1993, with the release of version 1.1.
This code block contains decorative character variants, and other marks of emphasis and non-textual symbolism. Most of its characters were taken from Zapf Dingbats .

Character table[ edit ]

U+2700✀Black safety scissors
U+2701✁Upper blade scissors
U+2702✂Black scissors
U+2703✃Lower blade scissors
U+2704✄White scissors
U+2705✅White heavy check mark
U+2706✆Telephone location sign
U+2707✇Tape drive
U+270A✊Raised fist
U+270B✋Raised hand
U+270C✌Victory hand
U+270D✍Writing hand
U+270E✎Lower right pencil
U+2710✐Upper right pencil
U+2711✑White nib
U+2712✒Black nib
U+2713✓Check mark
U+2714✔Heavy check mark
U+2715✕Multiplication X
U+2716✖Heavy multiplication X
U+2717✗Ballot X
U+2718✘Heavy ballot X
U+2719✙Outlined Greek cross
U+271A✚Heavy Greek cross
U+271B✛Open center cross
U+271C✜Heavy open center cross
U+271D✝Latin cross
U+271E✞Shadowed white Latin cross
U+271F✟Outlined Latin cross
U+2720✠ Maltese cross
U+2721✡ Star of David
U+2722✢Four teardrop-spoked asterisk
U+2723✣Four balloon-spoked asterisk
U+2724✤Heavy four balloon-spoked asterisk
U+2725✥Four club-spoked asterisk
U+2726✦Black four-pointed star
U+2727✧White four-pointed star
U+2729✩Stress outlined white star
U+272A✪Circled white star
U+272B✫Open center black star
U+272C✬Black center white star
U+272D✭Outlined black star
U+272E✮Heavy outlined black star
U+272F✯Pinwheel star
U+2730✰Shadowed white star
U+2731✱Heavy asterisk
U+2732✲Open center asterisk
U+2733✳Eight spoked asterisk
U+2734✴Eight pointed black star
U+2735✵Eight pointed pinwheel star
U+2736✶Six pointed black star
U+2737✷Eight pointed rectilinear black star
U+2738✸Heavy eight pointed rectilinear black star
U+2739✹Twelve pointed black star
U+273A✺Sixteen pointed asterisk
U+273B✻Teardrop spoked asterisk
U+273C✼Open center teardrop spoked asterisk
U+273D✽Heavy teardrop spoked asterisk
U+273E✾Six petalled black and white florette
U+273F✿Black florette
U+2740❀White florette
U+2741❁Eight petalled outlined black florette
U+2742❂Circled open center eight pointed star
U+2743❃Heavy teardrop spoked pinwheel asterisk
U+2745❅Tight trifoliate snowflake
U+2746❆Heavy chevron snowflake
U+2748❈Heavy sparkle
U+2749❉Balloon spoked asterisk
U+274A❊Eight teardrop spoked propeller asterisk
U+274B❋Heavy eight teardrop spoked propeller asterisk
U+274C❌Cross mark
U+274D❍Shadowed white circle
U+274E❎Negative squared cross mark
U+274F❏Lower right drop-shadowed white square
U+2750❐Upper right drop-shadowed white square
U+2751❑Lower right shadowed white square
U+2752❒Upper right shadowed white square
U+2753❓Black question mark ornament
U+2754❔White question mark ornament
U+2755❕White exclamation mark ornament
U+2756❖Black diamond minus white X
U+2757❗Heavy exclamation mark symbol
U+2758❘Light vertical bar
U+2759❙Medium vertical bar
U+275A❚Heavy vertical bar
U+275B❛Heavy single turned comma quotation mark ornament
U+275C❜Heavy single comma quotation mark ornament
U+275D❝Heavy double turned comma quotation mark ornament
U+275E❞Heavy double comma quotation mark ornament
U+275F❜Heavy low single comma quotation mark ornament
U+2760❞Heavy low double comma quotation mark ornament
U+2761❡Curved stem paragraph sign ornament
U+2762❢Heavy exclamation mark ornament
U+2763❣Heavy heart exclamation mark ornament
U+2764❤Heavy black heart
U+2765❥Rotated heavy black heart bullet
U+2766❦Floral heart
U+2767❧Rotated floral heart bullet
U+2768❨Medium left parenthesis ornament
U+2769❩Medium right parenthesis ornament
U+276A❪Medium flattened left parenthesis ornament
U+276B❫Medium flattened right parenthesis ornament
U+276C❬Medium left-pointing angle bracket ornament
U+276D❭Medium right-pointing angle bracket ornament
U+276E❮Heavy left-pointing angle quotation mark ornament
U+276F❯Heavy right-pointing angle quotation mark ornament
U+2770❰Heavy left-pointing angle bracket ornament
U+2771❱Heavy right-pointing angle bracket ornament
U+2772❲Light left tortoise shell bracket ornament
U+2773❳Light right tortoise shell bracket ornament
U+2774❴Medium left curly bracket ornament
U+2775❵Medium left curly bracket ornament
U+2776❶Dingbat negative circled digit one
U+2777❷Dingbat negative circled digit two
U+2778❸Dingbat negative circled digit three
U+2779❹Dingbat negative circled digit four
U+277A❺Dingbat negative circled digit five
U+277B❻Dingbat negative circled digit six
U+277C❼Dingbat negative circled digit seven
U+277D❽Dingbat negative circled digit eight
U+277E❾Dingbat negative circled digit nine
U+277F❿Dingbat negative circled digit ten
U+2780➀Dingbat circled sans-serif digit one
U+2781➁Dingbat circled sans-serif digit two
U+2782➂Dingbat circled sans-serif digit three
U+2783➃Dingbat circled sans-serif digit four
U+2784➄Dingbat circled sans-serif digit five
U+2785➅Dingbat circled sans-serif digit six
U+2786➆Dingbat circled sans-serif digit seven
U+2787➇Dingbat circled sans-serif digit eight
U+2788➈Dingbat circled sans-serif digit nine
U+2789➉Dingbat circled sans-serif digit ten
U+278A➊Dingbat negative circled sans-serif digit one
U+278B➋Dingbat negative circled sans-serif digit two
U+278C➌Dingbat negative circled sans-serif digit three
U+278D➍Dingbat negative circled sans-serif digit four
U+278E➎Dingbat negative circled sans-serif digit five
U+278F➏Dingbat negative circled sans-serif digit six
U+2790➐Dingbat negative circled sans-serif digit seven
U+2791➑Dingbat negative circled sans-serif digit eight
U+2792➒Dingbat negative circled sans-serif digit nine
U+2793➓Dingbat negative circled sans-serif digit ten
U+2794➔Heavy wide-headed rightward arrow
U+2795➕Heavy plus sign
U+2796➖Heavy minus sign
U+2797➗Heavy division sign
U+2798➘Heavy south east arrow
U+2799➙Heavy rightward arrow
U+279A➚Heavy north east arrow
U+279B➛Drafting point rightward arrow
U+279C➜Heavy round-tipped rightward arrow
U+279D➝Triangle-headed rightward arrow
U+279E➞Heavy triangle-headed rightward arrow
U+279F➟Dashed triangle-headed rightward arrow
U+27A0➠Heavy dashed triangle-headed rightward arrow
U+27A1➡Black rightward arrow
U+27A2➢Three-D top-lighted rightward arrowhead
U+27A3➣Three-D bottom-lighted rightward arrowhead
U+27A4➤Black rightward arrowhead
U+27A5➥Heavy black curved downward and rightward arrow
U+27A6➦Heavy black curved upward and rightward arrow
U+27A7➧Squat black rightward arrow
U+27A8➨Heavy concave-pointed black rightward arrow
U+27A9➩Right-shaded white rightward arrow
U+27AA➪Left-shaded white rightward arrow
U+27AB➫Back-tilted shadowed white rightward arrow
U+27AC➬Front-tilted shadowed white rightward arrow
U+27AD➭Heavy lower right-shadowed white rightward arrow
U+27AE➮Heavy upper right-shadowed white rightward arrow
U+27AF➯Notched lower right-shadowed white rightward arrow
U+27B0➰Curly loop
U+27B1➱Notched upper right-shadowed white rightward arrow
U+27B2➲Circled heavy white rightward arrow
U+27B3➳White-feathered rightward arrow
U+27B4➴Black-feathered south east arrow
U+27B5➵Black-feathered rightward arrow
U+27B6➶Black-feathered north east arrow
U+27B7➷Heavy black-feathered south east arrow
U+27B8➸Heavy black-feathered rightward arrow
U+27B9➹Heavy black-feathered north east arrow
U+27BA➺Teardrop-barbed rightward arrow
U+27BB➻Heavy teardrop-shanked rightward arrow
U+27BC➼Wedge-tailed rightward arrow
U+27BD➽Heavy wedge-tailed rightward arrow
U+27BE➾Open-outlined rightward arrow
U+27BF➿Double curly loop

Compact table[ edit ]

Dingbats [1]
Official Unicode Consortium code chart (PDF)

1. ^ As of Unicode version 11.0

Emoji[ edit ]

The Dingbats block contains 33 emoji :
U+2702, U+2705, U+2708–U+270D, U+270F, U+2712, U+2714, U+2716, U+271D, U+2721, U+2728, U+2733–U+2734, U+2744, U+2747, U+274C, U+274E, U+2753–U+2755, U+2757, U+2763–U+2764, U+2795–U+2797, U+27A1, U+27B0 and U+27BF. [4] [5]

The block has 40 standardized variants defined to specify emoji-style (U+FE0F VS16) or text presentation (U+FE0E VS15) for the
following twenty base characters: U+2702, U+2708–U+2709, U+270C–U+270D, U+270F, U+2712, U+2714, U+2716, U+271D, U+2721, U+2733–U+2734, U+2744, U+2747, U+2753, U+2757, U+2763–U+2764 and U+27A1.

Emoji variation sequences
default presentationtexttexttexttexttext [7] texttexttexttexttext
base code point✂✈✉✌✍✏✒✔✖✝
base+VS15 (text)✂︎✈︎✉︎✌︎✍︎✏︎✒︎✔︎✖︎✝︎
base+VS16 (emoji)✂️✈️✉️✌️✍️✏️✒️✔️✖️✝️
default presentationtexttexttexttexttextemojiemojitexttexttext
base code point✡✳✴❄❇❓❗❣❤➡
base+VS15 (text)✡︎✳︎✴︎❄︎❇︎❓︎❗︎❣︎❤︎➡︎
base+VS16 (emoji)✡️✳️✴️❄️❇️❓️❗️❣️❤️➡️

Skin tones[ edit ]

The Dingbats block has four emoji that represent hands.
They can be modified using U+1F3FB–U+1F3FF to provide for a range of skin tones using the Fitzpatrick scale : [5]

Human emoji

Additional human emoji can be found in other Unicode blocks: Emoticons , 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 Dingbats block:

Version Final code points [a] Count L2  ID WG2  IDDocument
1.0.0U+2701..2704, 2706..2709, 270C..2727, 2729..274B, 274D, 274F..2752, 2756, 2758..275E, 2761..2767, 2776..2794, 2798..27AF, 27B1..27BE160(to be determined)
L2/11-438 [b] [c] N4182 Edberg, Peter (2011-12-22), Emoji Variation Sequences (Revision of L2/11-429)

L2/15-050R [d] [c] Davis, Mark ; et al. (2015-01-29), Additional variation selectors for emoji
L2/15-301 [e] [c] Pournader, Roozbeh (2015-11-01), A proposal for 278 standardized variation sequences for emoji
3.2U+2768..277514 L2/00-420 Patel, Sairus (2000-11-21), Proposal for additional 14 Dingbats
L2/00-436 Patel, Sairus (2000-12-18), Proposal to complete the Dingbats block in Unicode/ISO-IEC 10646
L2/01-087 N2321 Patel, Sairus (2001-01-31), Proposal to complete the Dingbats block in Unicode/ISO-IEC 10646
5.2U+27571 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)
L2/09-064 Scherer, Markus (2009-01-29), Request to change some ARIB/AMD6 character names and a code point
L2/11-438 [b] [c] N4182 Edberg, Peter (2011-12-22), Emoji Variation Sequences (Revision of L2/11-429)
6.0U+2705, 270A..270B, 2728, 274C, 274E, 2753..2755, 2795..2797, 27B0, 27BF [c] 14 L2/09-025R2 N3582 [f] 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
L2/09-412 N3722 Suignard, Michel (2009-11-02), “Ireland T2”, Disposition of comments on SC2 N 4078 (PDAM text for Amendment 8 to ISO/IEC 10646:2003)
L2/10-088 N3776 DoCoMo Input on Emoji, 2010-03-08
L2/10-089 N3777 KDDI Input on Emoji, 2010-03-08
L2/10-137 N3828 Suignard, Michel (2010-04-22), “JP.G11b, JP.T5, JP.T12”, 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), “10”, Emoji Ad-Hoc Meeting Report
L2/16-361 Pournader, Roozbeh; Felt, Doug (2016-11-07), Add text and emoji standardized variation sequences for 96 symbols
U+275F..27602 L2/09-021 N3565 Proposal to encode two heavy low quotes for German in the UCS Dingbats block, 2009-01-15
7.0U+27001 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
  1. ^ Proposed code points and characters names may differ from final code points and names
  2. ^ a b See also L2/10-458 , L2/11-414 , L2/11-415 , and L2/11-429
  3. ^ a b c d e Refer to the history section of the Miscellaneous Symbols and Pictographs block for additional emoji-related documents
  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. ^ Japanese translation of N3582 is available as N3621

Ornamental Dingbats Unicode block[ edit ]

Ornamental Dingbats
(48 code points)
Plane SMP
Scripts Common
Symbol setsLeaf ornaments, ornamental punctuation
Assigned48 code points
Unused0 reserved code points
Source standardsdingbat fonts Webdings , Wingdings , and Wingdings 2
Unicode version history
7.048 (+48)
Note: [2] [3]

The Ornamental Dingbats block (U+1F650–U+1F67F) was added to the Unicode Standard in June 2014 with the release of version 7.0.
This code block contains ornamental leaves, punctuation, and ampersands, quilt squares, and checkerboard patterns.
It is a subset of dingbat fonts Webdings , Wingdings , and Wingdings 2 . [14]

Ornamental Dingbats [1]
Official Unicode Consortium code chart (PDF)
U+1F65x 🙐 🙑 🙒 🙓 🙔 🙕 🙖 🙗 🙘 🙙 🙚 🙛 🙜 🙝 🙞 🙟
U+1F66x 🙠 🙡 🙢 🙣 🙤 🙥 🙦 🙧 🙨 🙩 🙪 🙫 🙬 🙭 🙮 🙯
U+1F67x 🙰 🙱 🙲 🙳 🙴 🙵 🙶 🙷 🙸 🙹 🙺 🙻 🙼 🙽 🙾 🙿

1. ^ As of Unicode version 11.0

See also[ edit ]

  • Arrows in Unicode blocks
  • Fleuron (typography) , known as a class of horticultural dingbats
  • Punctuation
  • Text semigraphics , a method for emulating raster graphics using text mode video hardware
  • Unicode symbols

Dingbat fonts[ edit ]

  • Webdings , a TrueType dingbat font designed at Microsoft and published in 1997
  • Wingdings , a TrueType dingbat font assembled by Microsoft in 1990, using glyphs from Lucida Arrows, Lucida Icons, and Lucida Stars, three fonts they licensed from Charles Bigelow and Kris Holmes
  • Zapf Dingbats , a dingbat font designed by Hermann Zapf in 1978, and licensed by International Typeface Corporation

References[ edit ]

  1. ^ “Fonts by Adobe” (PDF). adobe.com.
  2. ^ a b “Unicode character database” . The Unicode Standard. Retrieved 2016-07-09.
  3. ^ a b “Enumerated Versions of The Unicode Standard” . The Unicode Standard. Retrieved 2016-07-09.
  4. ^ “UTR #51: Unicode Emoji” . Unicode Consortium. 2018-05-21.
  5. ^ a b “UCD: Emoji Data for UTR #51” . Unicode Consortium. 2018-05-22.
  6. ^ “UTS #51 Emoji Variation Sequences” . The Unicode Consortium.
  7. ^ Google Chrome on Android uses the emoji presentation by default, despite this standard.
  8. ^ “N4115: Proposal to add Wingdings and Webdings Symbols” (PDF). Retrieved 2 July 2014.

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