Rejected Emoji Proposals

This list only includes emoji that were part of a formal character proposal submitted to the Unicode Consortium. Overview documents that merely discuss possible additions or informal requests are not counted. Only symbols that were intended to be used as emoji are considered, even though that status can sometimes be a bit vague. Emoji that had been proposed but were ultimatively added due to a different proposal or in a slightly different form are not included. Proposals are considered rejected if they did not result in new additions even when no formal disapproval notice has been published. The list is most likely not 100% complete.

Sample images are usually taken directly from the proposals and may not accurately reflect best practices. The ‘sample’ column has been left blank where a proposal document did not offer suitable illustrations.

The ‘decision’ column lists documents and action items that were relevant to the rejection of the emoji in question. This can sometimes be incredibly vague; discussions may not even contain references to the emoji catalogued here, but only to other characters within the same proposal, thus implying a decision. Notes that merely acknowledge the existence of a proposal without stating a position are marked with an asterisk; decisions that were only shared privately with the proposal authors are marked with a dagger. The ‘withdrawn’ status means that the emoji was only included in a previous iteration of the document that has been superceded.

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Sample Name (Meaning) Author Date Document Decision
Sample Name (Meaning) Author Date Document Decision
Faces
SYMPATHETIC FACE Mark Davis, Peter Edberg 2014-08-27 L2/14-174R 140-A115*
L2/14-250*
THIN FACE Mark Davis, Peter Edberg 2014-08-27 L2/14-174R 140-A115*
L2/14-250*
PMS PMS (premenstrual syndrome) Svenska Cellulosa AB 2016-03-21 L2/16-126 147-A118*
147-A119
148-A22
Spotty SPOTTY (face with spots) Svenska Cellulosa AB 2016-03-21 L2/16-126 147-A118*
147-A119
148-A22
Smiling Face with Hand Raised SMILING FACE WITH HAND RAISED Tayfun Karadeniz, Emoji Subcommittee 2016-10-31 L2/16-313 L2/16-324*
Smiling Face with Hand Putting on Makeup SMILING FACE WITH HAND PUTTING ON MAKEUP Tayfun Karadeniz, Emoji Subcommittee 2016-10-31 L2/16-313 L2/16-324*
Frowning Face with Lowered Eyebrows FROWNING FACE WITH LOWERED EYEBROWS Tayfun Karadeniz, Emoji Subcommittee 2016-10-31 L2/16-313 L2/16-324*
Smiling Face with Smiling Eyes and Four Stars SMILING FACE WITH SMILING EYES AND FOUR STARS Tayfun Karadeniz, Emoji Subcommittee 2016-10-31 L2/16-313 L2/16-324*
Face with Eyebrows Lowered and Mouth Angled to the Side FACE WITH EYEBROWS LOWERED AND MOUTH ANGLED TO THE SIDE Tayfun Karadeniz, Emoji Subcommittee 2016-10-31 L2/16-313 L2/16-324*
Smiling Face with Lowered Eyebrows SMILING FACE WITH LOWERED EYEBROWS Tayfun Karadeniz, Emoji Subcommittee 2016-10-31 L2/16-313 L2/16-324*
Face with Tongue Out and Utensils FACE WITH TONGUE OUT AND UTENSILS Tayfun Karadeniz, Emoji Subcommittee 2016-10-31 L2/16-313 L2/16-324*
Face with Eyebrows Lowered and Closed Mouth FACE WITH EYEBROWS LOWERED AND CLOSED MOUTH Tayfun Karadeniz, Emoji Subcommittee 2016-10-31 L2/16-313 L2/16-324*
Smiling Face with Hand Snapping and Lightbulb SMILING FACE WITH HAND SNAPPING AND LIGHTBULB Tayfun Karadeniz, Emoji Subcommittee 2016-10-31 L2/16-313 L2/16-324*
Face with Pained Eyes and Teeth Clenched FACE WITH PAINED EYES AND TEETH CLENCHED Tayfun Karadeniz, Emoji Subcommittee 2016-10-31 L2/16-313 L2/16-324*
Sad Face with Lip Pursed SAD FACE WITH LIP PURSED Tayfun Karadeniz, Emoji Subcommittee 2016-10-31 L2/16-313 L2/16-324*
Face Biting Lip FACE BITING LIP Tayfun Karadeniz, Emoji Subcommittee 2016-10-31 L2/16-313 L2/16-324*
Frowning Face with Question Marks as Eyes FROWNING FACE WITH QUESTION MARKS AS EYES Tayfun Karadeniz, Emoji Subcommittee 2016-10-31 L2/16-313 L2/16-324*
2017-08-01 L2/17-244R L2/18-023
Face Whistling FACE WHISTLING Tayfun Karadeniz, Emoji Subcommittee 2016-10-31 L2/16-313 L2/16-324*
Grinning Face with Letters OK as Eyes GRINNING FACE WITH LETTERS OK AS EYES Tayfun Karadeniz, Emoji Subcommittee 2016-10-31 L2/16-313 L2/16-324*
2017-08-01 L2/17-244R L2/18-023
Face Banging Against Wall FACE BANGING AGAINST WALL Tayfun Karadeniz, Emoji Subcommittee 2016-10-31 L2/16-313 L2/16-324*
Face with Sideways Eyes and Tongue Hanging Out FACE WITH SIDEWAYS EYES AND TONGUE HANGING OUT Tayfun Karadeniz, Emoji Subcommittee 2016-10-31 L2/16-313 L2/16-324*
Angry Face Green with Envy ANGRY FACE GREEN WITH ENVY Tayfun Karadeniz, Emoji Subcommittee 2016-10-31 L2/16-313 L2/16-324*
Happy Face with Lightbulb HAPPY FACE WITH LIGHTBULB Tayfun Karadeniz, Emoji Subcommittee 2016-10-31 L2/16-313 L2/16-324*
Confused Face with Question Mark CONFUSED FACE WITH QUESTION MARK Tayfun Karadeniz, Emoji Subcommittee 2016-10-31 L2/16-313 L2/16-324*
Sad Face with Broken Heart SAD FACE WITH BROKEN HEART Tayfun Karadeniz, Emoji Subcommittee 2016-10-31 L2/16-313 L2/16-324*
Sad Face with Broken Heart [ZWJ sequence of 😞 and 💔 (😞‍💔)] 2017-08-01 L2/17-244R L2/18-023
Smiling Face with Raised Hand SMILING FACE WITH RAISED HAND Tayfun Karadeniz, Emoji Subcommittee 2016-10-31 L2/16-313 L2/16-324*
Expressionless Face with Bruises and Bandage EXPRESSIONLESS FACE WITH BRUISES AND BANDAGE Tayfun Karadeniz, Emoji Subcommittee 2016-10-31 L2/16-313 L2/16-324*
Expressionless Face with Eyes Half Open EXPRESSIONLESS FACE WITH EYES HALF OPEN Tayfun Karadeniz, Emoji Subcommittee 2016-10-31 L2/16-313 L2/16-324*
Expressionless Face Half Covered by Hair EXPRESSIONLESS FACE HALF COVERED BY HAIR Tayfun Karadeniz, Emoji Subcommittee 2016-10-31 L2/16-313 L2/16-324*
Angry Pile of Poo ANGRY PILE OF POO Tayfun Karadeniz, Emoji Subcommittee 2017-07-27 L2/17-244 withdrawn
Sad Face Cracked Down the Center SAD FACE CRACKED DOWN THE CENTER Tayfun Karadeniz, Emoji Subcommittee 2017-07-27 L2/17-244 withdrawn
Grinning Face with Four Leaf Clovers for Eyes GRINNING FACE WITH FOUR LEAF CLOVERS FOR EYES Tayfun Karadeniz, Emoji Subcommittee 2017-07-27 L2/17-244 withdrawn
White Expressionless Face with Hands Up WHITE EXPRESSIONLESS FACE WITH HANDS UP Tayfun Karadeniz, Emoji Subcommittee 2017-07-27 L2/17-244 withdrawn
Face Covered with Black Mask with Eyes and Mouth Exposed FACE COVERED WITH BLACK MASK WITH EYES AND MOUTH EXPOSED Tayfun Karadeniz, Emoji Subcommittee 2017-07-27 L2/17-244 withdrawn
Frowning Pile of Poo FROWNING PILE OF POO Tayfun Karadeniz, Emoji Subcommittee 2017-08-01 L2/17-244R L2/18-023
Postal Mark Face [emojifying U+3020 〠 POSTAL MARK FACE] Ken Lunde 2017-12-08 L2/17-421 withdrawn
Hand Signs
High Five HIGH FIVE Katrina Parrott 2014-10-28 L2/14-282 141-A10
Three-Fingered Salute THREE-FINGERED SALUTE Rashed Khalfan Al Balooshi 2016-03-15 L2/16-071 L2/16-130
147-A112
147-A113
Hand with Thumb and First Two Fingers Extended HAND WITH THUMB AND FIRST TWO FINGERS EXTENDED Peter Edberg, Emoji Subcommittee 2016-10-31 L2/16-308 L2/16-324*
Hand Sign Shaka HAND SIGN SHAKA Peter Edberg, Emoji Subcommittee 2016-10-31 L2/16-308 L2/16-324*
Hand with Thumb and Index Finger Extended HAND WITH THUMB AND INDEX FINGER EXTENDED Peter Edberg, Emoji Subcommittee 2016-10-31 L2/16-308 L2/16-324*
Hand with First Three Fingers Extended HAND WITH FIRST THREE FINGERS EXTENDED Peter Edberg, Emoji Subcommittee 2016-10-31 L2/16-308 L2/16-324*
Hand with Four Fingers Extended HAND WITH FOUR FINGERS EXTENDED Peter Edberg, Emoji Subcommittee 2016-10-31 L2/16-308 L2/16-324*
Hand Sign Fingers All Together HAND SIGN FINGERS ALL TOGETHER Peter Edberg, Emoji Subcommittee 2016-10-31 L2/16-308 L2/16-324*
West Coast Hand WEST COAST HAND Peter Edberg, Emoji Subcommittee 2016-10-31 L2/16-308 L2/16-324*
East Coast Hand EAST COAST HAND Peter Edberg, Emoji Subcommittee 2016-10-31 L2/16-308 L2/16-324*
Clasping Hands CLASPING HANDS Zoe Mendelson, Emojination 2017-06-29 L2/17-275 L2/17-221*
Hand Dropping Microphone HAND DROPPING MICROPHONE Anshuman Pandey 2017-07-28 L2/17-389 L2/17-401
White Left Pointing Index [emojifying U+261C ☜ WHITE LEFT POINTING INDEX] Ken Lunde 2017-12-19 L2/17-421R
White Right Pointing Index [emojifying U+261E ☞ WHITE RIGHT POINTING INDEX] Ken Lunde 2017-12-19 L2/17-421R
White Down Pointing Index [emojifying U+261F ☟ WHITE DOWN POINTING INDEX] Ken Lunde 2017-12-19 L2/17-421R
Deaf Sign DEAF SIGN Apple 2018-03-23 L2/18-080
Food
Yogurt YOGURT Mark Davis, Peter Edberg 2014-08-27 L2/14-174R 140-A115*
L2/14-250*
Soybean SOYBEAN Hiroyuki Komatsu 2015-07-26 L2/15-197R 144-C15
Buckwheat BUCKWHEAT Hiroyuki Komatsu 2015-07-26 L2/15-197R 144-C15
Sesame SESAME Hiroyuki Komatsu 2015-07-26 L2/15-197R 144-C15
Celery CELERY Hiroyuki Komatsu 2015-07-26 L2/15-197R 144-C15
Lupin LUPIN Hiroyuki Komatsu 2015-07-26 L2/15-197R 144-C15
Mustard MUSTARD Hiroyuki Komatsu 2015-07-26 L2/15-197R 144-C15
Walnut WALNUT Hiroyuki Komatsu 2015-07-26 L2/15-197R 144-C15
Grain GRAIN Hiroyuki Komatsu 2015-07-26 L2/15-197R 144-C15
Beans BEANS Hiroyuki Komatsu 2015-10-25 L2/15-267 L2/15-254*
Green Beans GREEN BEANS 2015-11-03 L2/15-267R
Almond ALMOND Alexandra Perro, Steven Russo 2016-09-30 L2/16-275 L2/16-324*
L2/16-340R2*
L2/16-355*
Cabbage CABBAGE Jennifer 8. Lee, Emoji Subcommittee 2016-11-01 L2/16-316 L2/16-324*
L2/16-355*
Hummus HUMMUS Jennifer 8. Lee, Emoji Subcommittee 2016-11-01 L2/16-316 L2/16-324*
L2/16-355*
Animals and Plants
Potted Cactus POTTED CACTUS Irish National Body, German National Body 2009-04-06 L2/09-114 L2/09-103*
Reindeer REINDEER Irish National Body, German National Body 2009-04-06 L2/09-114 L2/09-103*
Monster MONSTER Irish National Body, German National Body 2009-04-06 L2/09-114 L2/09-103*
Squirrel SQUIRREL Mark Davis, Peter Edberg 2014-08-27 L2/14-174R L2/14-250*
Andrew West 2017-11-15 L2/17-442 L2/18-024
Hawk HAWK Mark Davis, Peter Edberg 2014-08-27 L2/14-174R L2/14-250*
Triceratops Head TRICERATOPS HEAD Courtney Milan 2016-04-02 L2/16-072 147-A114
Triceratops TRICERATOPS Andrew West 2016-04-29 L2/16-103 147-A116
Ankylosaurus ANKYLOSAURUS Andrew West 2016-04-29 L2/16-103 147-A116
Gallimimus GALLIMIMUS Andrew West 2016-04-29 L2/16-103 147-A116
Pachycephalosaurus PACHYCEPHALOSAURUS Andrew West 2016-04-29 L2/16-103 147-A116
Parasaurolophus PARASAUROLOPHUS Andrew West 2016-04-29 L2/16-103 147-A116
Stegosaurus STEGOSAURUS Andrew West 2016-04-29 L2/16-103 147-A116
Velociraptor VELOCIRAPTOR Andrew West 2016-04-29 L2/16-103 147-A116
Archaeopteryx ARCHAEOPTERYX Andrew West 2016-04-29 L2/16-103 147-A116
Ichthyosaur ICHTHYOSAUR Andrew West 2016-04-29 L2/16-103 147-A116
Plesiosaur PLESIOSAUR Andrew West 2016-04-29 L2/16-103 147-A116
Pterosaur PTEROSAUR Andrew West 2016-04-29 L2/16-103 147-A116
Griffin GRIFFIN Tayfun Karadeniz, Emoji Subcommittee 2016-10-24 L2/16-304 L2/16-324*
Pegasus PEGASUS Tayfun Karadeniz, Emoji Subcommittee 2016-10-24 L2/16-304 L2/16-324*
Werewolf WEREWOLF Tayfun Karadeniz, Emoji Subcommittee 2016-10-24 L2/16-304 L2/16-324*
Mammoth MAMMOTH Andrew West 2017-11-15 L2/17-420 L2/18-024
Dodo DODO Andrew West 2017-11-15 L2/17-441 L2/18-024
Service Dog with Vest and Leash SERVICE DOG WITH VEST AND LEASH Apple 2018-03-23 L2/18-080
People
Water Skier WATER SKIER Irish National Body, German National Body 2009-04-06 L2/09-114 L2/09-103*
Nurse Male Nurse, Female Nurse [ZWJ sequences of 👨/👩 and 🏥 (👨‍🏥/👩‍🏥)] Rachel Been, Nicole Bleuel, Agustin Fonts, Mark Davis 2016-05-10 L2/16-160 147-A29*
High Tech Industry Worker Male High Tech Industry Worker, Female High Tech Industry Worker [ZWJ sequences of 👨/👩 and ⚡️ (👨‍⚡️/👩‍⚡️)] Rachel Been, Nicole Bleuel, Agustin Fonts, Mark Davis 2016-05-10 L2/16-160 147-A29*
Male Selfie Male Selfie [ZWJ sequence of 👨 and 🤳 (👨‍🤳)] Peter Edberg 2016-11-03 L2/16-333 149-A111*
Female Selfie Female Selfie [ZWJ sequence of 👩 and 🤳 (👩‍🤳)] Peter Edberg 2016-11-03 L2/16-333 149-A111*
Person Dancing PERSON DANCING Charlotte Buff 2017-06-28 L2/17-232 152-A1
L2/17-374
2017-12-24 L2/17-439 L2/18-022
154-A45
154-A46
Person with Crown PERSON WITH CROWN Charlotte Buff 2017-06-28 L2/17-232 152-A1
L2/17-374
HEIR TO THE THRONE 2017-12-24 L2/17-439 L2/18-022
154-A45
154-A46
Person with Christmas Hat PERSON WITH CHRISTMAS HAT Charlotte Buff 2017-06-28 L2/17-232 152-A1
L2/17-374
Woman with Chinese Cap Woman with Chinese Cap [ZWJ sequence of 👲 and ♀️ (👲‍♀️)] Charlotte Buff 2017-06-28 L2/17-232 152-A1
L2/17-374
2017-12-24 L2/17-439 L2/18-022
154-A45
154-A46
Man with Chinese Cap Man with Chinese Cap [ZWJ sequence of 👲 and ♂️ (👲‍♂️)] Charlotte Buff 2017-06-28 L2/17-232 152-A1
L2/17-374
2017-12-24 L2/17-439 L2/18-022
154-A45
154-A46
Woman with Veil Woman with Veil [ZWJ sequence of 👰 and ♀️ (👰‍♀️)] Charlotte Buff 2017-06-28 L2/17-232 152-A1
L2/17-374
2017-12-24 L2/17-439 L2/18-022
154-A45
154-A46
Man with Veil Man with Veil [ZWJ sequence of 👰 and ♂️ (👰‍♂️)] Charlotte Buff 2017-06-28 L2/17-232 152-A1
L2/17-374
2017-12-24 L2/17-439 L2/18-022
154-A45
154-A46
Woman in Tuxedo Woman in Tuxedo [ZWJ sequence of 🤵 and ♀️ (🤵‍♀️)] Charlotte Buff 2017-06-28 L2/17-232 152-A1
L2/17-374
2017-12-24 L2/17-439 L2/18-022
154-A45
154-A46
Man in Tuxedo Man in Tuxedo [ZWJ sequence of 🤵 and ♂️ (🤵‍♂️)] Charlotte Buff 2017-06-28 L2/17-232 152-A1
L2/17-374
2017-12-24 L2/17-439 L2/18-022
154-A45
154-A46
Woman in Suit Levitating Woman in Suit Levitating [ZWJ sequence of 🕴️ and ♀️ (🕴️‍♀️)] Charlotte Buff 2017-06-28 L2/17-232 152-A1
L2/17-374
2017-12-24 L2/17-439 L2/18-022
154-A45
154-A46
Man in Suit Levitating Man in Suit Levitating [ZWJ sequence of 🕴️ and ♂️ (🕴️‍♂️)] Charlotte Buff 2017-06-28 L2/17-232 152-A1
L2/17-374
2017-12-24 L2/17-439 L2/18-022
154-A45
154-A46
Pregnant Woman Pregnant Woman [ZWJ sequence of 🤰 and ♀️ (🤰‍♀️)] Charlotte Buff 2017-06-28 L2/17-232 152-A1
L2/17-374
2017-12-24 L2/17-439 L2/18-022
154-A45
154-A46
Pregnant Man Pregnant Man [ZWJ sequence of 🤰 and ♂️ (🤰‍♂️)] Charlotte Buff 2017-06-28 L2/17-232 152-A1
L2/17-374
2017-12-24 L2/17-439 L2/18-022
154-A45
154-A46
Woman Breast-Feeding Woman Breast-Feeding [ZWJ sequence of 🤱 and ♀️ (🤱‍♀️)] Charlotte Buff 2017-06-28 L2/17-232 152-A1
L2/17-374
2017-12-24 L2/17-439 L2/18-022
154-A45
154-A46
Man Breast-Feeding Man Breast-Feeding [ZWJ sequence of 🤱 and ♂️ (🤱‍♂️)] Charlotte Buff 2017-06-28 L2/17-232 152-A1
L2/17-374
2017-12-24 L2/17-439 L2/18-022
154-A45
154-A46
Woman with Headscarf Woman with Headscarf [ZWJ sequence of 🧕 and ♀️ (🧕‍♀️)] Charlotte Buff 2017-06-28 L2/17-232 152-A1
L2/17-374
2017-12-24 L2/17-439 L2/18-022
154-A45
154-A46
Man with Headscarf Man with Headscarf [ZWJ sequence of 🧕 and ♂️ (🧕‍♂️)] Charlotte Buff 2017-06-28 L2/17-232 152-A1
L2/17-374
2017-12-24 L2/17-439 L2/18-022
154-A45
154-A46
Bearded Woman Bearded Woman [ZWJ sequence of 🧔 and ♀️ (🧔‍♀️)] Charlotte Buff 2017-06-28 L2/17-232 152-A1
L2/17-374
2017-12-24 L2/17-439 L2/18-022
154-A45
154-A46
Bearded Man Bearded Man [ZWJ sequence of 🧔 and ♂️ (🧔‍♂️)] Charlotte Buff 2017-06-28 L2/17-232 152-A1
L2/17-374
2017-12-24 L2/17-439 L2/18-022
154-A45
154-A46
Health Worker Health Worker [ZWJ sequence of 🧑 and ⚕️ (🧑‍⚕️)] Charlotte Buff 2017-06-28 L2/17-232 152-A1
L2/17-374
2017-12-24 L2/17-439 L2/18-022
154-A45
154-A46
Judge Judge [ZWJ sequence of 🧑 and ⚖️ (🧑‍⚖️)] Charlotte Buff 2017-06-28 L2/17-232 152-A1
L2/17-374
2017-12-24 L2/17-439 L2/18-022
154-A45
154-A46
Pilot Pilot [ZWJ sequence of 🧑 and ✈️ (🧑‍✈️)] Charlotte Buff 2017-06-28 L2/17-232 152-A1
L2/17-374
2017-12-24 L2/17-439 L2/18-022
154-A45
154-A46
Farmer Farmer [ZWJ sequence of 🧑 and 🌾 (🧑‍🌾)] Charlotte Buff 2017-06-28 L2/17-232 152-A1
L2/17-374
2017-12-24 L2/17-439 L2/18-022
154-A45
154-A46
Cook Cook [ZWJ sequence of 🧑 and 🍳 (🧑‍🍳)] Charlotte Buff 2017-06-28 L2/17-232 152-A1
L2/17-374
2017-12-24 L2/17-439 L2/18-022
154-A45
154-A46
Student Student [ZWJ sequence of 🧑 and 🎓️ (🧑‍🎓️)] Charlotte Buff 2017-06-28 L2/17-232 152-A1
L2/17-374
2017-12-24 L2/17-439 L2/18-022
154-A45
154-A46
Singer Singer [ZWJ sequence of 🧑 and 🎤 (🧑‍🎤)] Charlotte Buff 2017-06-28 L2/17-232 152-A1
L2/17-374
2017-12-24 L2/17-439 L2/18-022
154-A45
154-A46
Artist Artist [ZWJ sequence of 🧑 and 🎨 (🧑‍🎨)] Charlotte Buff 2017-06-28 L2/17-232 152-A1
L2/17-374
2017-12-24 L2/17-439 L2/18-022
154-A45
154-A46
Teacher Teacher [ZWJ sequence of 🧑 and 🏫 (🧑‍🏫)] Charlotte Buff 2017-06-28 L2/17-232 152-A1
L2/17-374
2017-12-24 L2/17-439 L2/18-022
154-A45
154-A46
Factory Worker Factory Worker [ZWJ sequence of 🧑 and 🏭️ (🧑‍🏭️)] Charlotte Buff 2017-06-28 L2/17-232 152-A1
L2/17-374
2017-12-24 L2/17-439 L2/18-022
154-A45
154-A46
Technologist Technologist [ZWJ sequence of 🧑 and 💻️ (🧑‍💻️)] Charlotte Buff 2017-06-28 L2/17-232 152-A1
L2/17-374
2017-12-24 L2/17-439 L2/18-022
154-A45
154-A46
Office Worker Office Worker [ZWJ sequence of 🧑 and 💼 (🧑‍💼)] Charlotte Buff 2017-06-28 L2/17-232 152-A1
L2/17-374
2017-12-24 L2/17-439 L2/18-022
154-A45
154-A46
Mechanic Mechanic [ZWJ sequence of 🧑 and 🔧 (🧑‍🔧)] Charlotte Buff 2017-06-28 L2/17-232 152-A1
L2/17-374
2017-12-24 L2/17-439 L2/18-022
154-A45
154-A46
Scientist Scientist [ZWJ sequence of 🧑 and 🔬 (🧑‍🔬)] Charlotte Buff 2017-06-28 L2/17-232 152-A1
L2/17-374
2017-12-24 L2/17-439 L2/18-022
154-A45
154-A46
Astronaut Astronaut [ZWJ sequence of 🧑 and 🚀 (🧑‍🚀)] Charlotte Buff 2017-06-28 L2/17-232 152-A1
L2/17-374
2017-12-24 L2/17-439 L2/18-022
154-A45
154-A46
Firefighter Firefighter [ZWJ sequence of 🧑 and 🚒 (🧑‍🚒)] Charlotte Buff 2017-06-28 L2/17-232 152-A1
L2/17-374
2017-12-24 L2/17-439 L2/18-022
154-A45
154-A46
Person with White Cane PERSON WITH WHITE CANE Apple 2018-03-23 L2/18-080
Person in Mechanized Wheelchair PERSON IN MECHANIZED WHEELCHAIR Apple 2018-03-23 L2/18-080
Person in Manual Wheelchair PERSON IN MANUAL WHEELCHAIR Apple 2018-03-23 L2/18-080
Person Sitting PERSON SITTING Jennifer 8. Lee, Alex Marx 2018-04-03 L2/18-091
Woman Dancing Ballet Woman Dancing Ballet [ZWJ sequence of 👩 and Ballet Shoes] Ruediger Landmann 2018-03-31 L2/18-113
Man Dancing Ballet Man Dancing Ballet [ZWJ sequence of 👨 and Ballet Shoes] Ruediger Landmann 2018-03-31 L2/18-113
Person with Red Hair Person with Red Hair [ZWJ sequence of 🧑 and 🦰 (🧑‍🦰)] Charlotte Buff 2018-04-09 L2/18-110
Person with Curly Hair Person with Curly Hair [ZWJ sequence of 🧑 and 🦱 (🧑‍🦱)] Charlotte Buff 2018-04-09 L2/18-110
Person with No Hair Person with No Hair [ZWJ sequence of 🧑 and 🦲 (🧑‍🦲)] Charlotte Buff 2018-04-09 L2/18-110
Person with White Hair Person with White Hair [ZWJ sequence of 🧑 and 🦳 (🧑‍🦳)] Charlotte Buff 2018-04-09 L2/18-110
Body Parts
Mustache MUSTACHE Mark Davis, Peter Edberg 2014-08-27 L2/14-174R L2/14-250*
Neuron NEURON Sam Lemonick, Alli McKee, Jessica Morrison, Anna Smylie, Craig Cummings 2017-04-18 L2/17-113 151-A100
L2/17-131
Activities
Picnic PICNIC Mark Davis, Peter Edberg 2014-08-27 L2/14-174R L2/14-250*
Barbecue BARBECUE Mark Davis, Peter Edberg 2014-08-27 L2/14-174R L2/14-250*
New Year Celebration NEW YEAR CELEBRATION Katrina Parrott 2014-10-28 L2/14-282 141-A10
Cinco de Mayo CINCO DE MAYO Katrina Parrott 2014-10-28 L2/14-282 141-A10
Halloween HALLOWEEN Katrina Parrott 2014-10-28 L2/14-282 141-A10
Chess CHESS Juber Moulvi Abdul 2017-10-04 L2/18-018 L2/18-023
Religious and Cultural Symbols
Kinara KINARA Katrina Parrott 2014-10-28 L2/14-282 141-A10
Symbol for Atheism SYMBOL FOR ATHEISM Shervin Afshar, Roozbeh Pournader 2014-10-19 L2/14-235 withdrawn
Dhyani Buddha DHYANI BUDDHA Shervin Afshar, Roozbeh Pournader 2014-11-01 L2/14-235R3
Ichthys ICHTHYS Andrew West 2015-01-11 L2/15-007
Darwin Fish DARWIN FISH Andrew West 2015-01-11 L2/15-007
Indalo INDALO Andrew West 2015-01-11 L2/15-007
Jain Svastika JAIN SVASTIKA Anshuman Pandey 2015-03-19 L2/15-097
Jain Hand JAIN HAND Anshuman Pandey 2015-03-19 L2/15-097
Jain Emblem JAIN EMBLEM Anshuman Pandey 2015-03-19 L2/15-097
Jain Emblem with Om JAIN EMBLEM WITH OM Anshuman Pandey 2015-03-19 L2/15-097
Fravahar FRAVAHAR Anshuman Pandey 2015-03-30 L2/15-099
Atashdan ATASHDAN Anshuman Pandey 2015-04-04 L2/15-105
Parsapen PARSAPEN Anshuman Pandey 2015-04-14 L2/15-111
Hamsa HAMSA Anshuman Pandey 2015-11-02 L2/15-309
Nine-Pointed Star NINE-POINTED STAR Adib Behjat, Ayan Behjat 2017-07-05 L2/17-237 L2/17-287
Transport
Cycle Rickshaw CYCLE RICKSHAW Anshuman Pandey 2015-11-17 L2/15-330
Pulled Rickshaw PULLED RICKSHAW Anshuman Pandey 2015-11-17 L2/15-330
Nature and Places
Mercury Mercury [ZWJ sequence of 🌐 and ☿ (🌐‍☿)] Zachary Swetz, Sam Lemonick, Alli McKee, Jessica Morrison, Anna Smylie, Craig Cummings 2017-04-14 L2/17-100
Venus Venus [ZWJ sequence of 🌐 and ♀️ (🌐‍♀️)] Zachary Swetz, Sam Lemonick, Alli McKee, Jessica Morrison, Anna Smylie, Craig Cummings 2017-04-14 L2/17-100
Mars Mars [ZWJ sequence of 🌐 and ♂️ (🌐‍♂️)] Zachary Swetz, Sam Lemonick, Alli McKee, Jessica Morrison, Anna Smylie, Craig Cummings 2017-04-14 L2/17-100
Jupiter Jupiter [ZWJ sequence of 🌐 and ♃ (🌐‍♃)] Zachary Swetz, Sam Lemonick, Alli McKee, Jessica Morrison, Anna Smylie, Craig Cummings 2017-04-14 L2/17-100
Uranus Uranus [ZWJ sequence of 🌐 and ♅ (🌐‍♅)] Zachary Swetz, Sam Lemonick, Alli McKee, Jessica Morrison, Anna Smylie, Craig Cummings 2017-04-14 L2/17-100
Neptune Neptune [ZWJ sequence of 🌐 and ♆ (🌐‍♆)] Zachary Swetz, Sam Lemonick, Alli McKee, Jessica Morrison, Anna Smylie, Craig Cummings 2017-04-14 L2/17-100
Pluto Pluto [ZWJ sequence of 🌐 and ♇ (🌐‍♇)] Zachary Swetz, Sam Lemonick, Alli McKee, Jessica Morrison, Anna Smylie, Craig Cummings 2017-04-14 L2/17-100
Molecule MOLECULE Sam Lemonick, Alli McKee, Jessica Morrison, Anna Smylie, Craig Cummings 2017-04-18 L2/17-113 151-A100
L2/17-131
Fossil Fish FOSSIL FISH Sam Lemonick, Alli McKee, Jessica Morrison, Anna Smylie, Craig Cummings 2017-04-18 L2/17-113 151-A100
L2/17-131
Impact Crater IMPACT CRATER Sam Lemonick, Alli McKee, Jessica Morrison, Anna Smylie, Craig Cummings 2017-04-18 L2/17-113 151-A100
L2/17-131
Warming Earth WARMING EARTH Sam Lemonick, Alli McKee, Jessica Morrison, Anna Smylie, Craig Cummings 2017-04-18 L2/17-113 151-A100
L2/17-131
Landslide LANDSLIDE Sam Lemonick, Alli McKee, Jessica Morrison, Anna Smylie, Craig Cummings 2017-04-18 L2/17-113 151-A100
L2/17-131
Iceberg ICEBERG Michael Gubik, Tom Moore 2018-03-27 L2/18-111
Other Objects
Match MATCH Irish National Body, German National Body 2009-04-06 L2/09-114
Magic Hat MAGIC HAT Mark Davis, Peter Edberg 2014-08-27 L2/14-174R
Magic Hat Tayfun Karadeniz, Emoji Subcommittee 2016-10-24 L2/16-304
Magic Wand MAGIC WAND Mark Davis, Peter Edberg 2014-08-27 L2/14-174R
Magic Wand Tayfun Karadeniz, Emoji Subcommittee 2016-10-24 L2/16-304
Handcuffs HANDCUFFS Emoji Subcommittee 2015-02-02 L2/15-054R
Condom CONDOM Tamara Greene 2016-01-15 L2/16-022
Pad PAD (sanitary pad) Svenska Cellulosa AB 2016-03-21 L2/16-126
Cramps CRAMPS (hot water bottle) Svenska Cellulosa AB 2016-03-21 L2/16-126
Erlenmeyer Flask ERLENMEYER FLASK Sam Lemonick, Alli McKee, Jessica Morrison, Anna Smylie, Craig Cummings 2017-04-18 L2/17-113 151-A100
L2/17-131
Rock Hammer ROCK HAMMER Sam Lemonick, Alli McKee, Jessica Morrison, Anna Smylie, Craig Cummings 2017-04-18 L2/17-113 151-A100
L2/17-131
Bunsen Burner BUNSEN BURNER Sam Lemonick, Alli McKee, Jessica Morrison, Anna Smylie, Craig Cummings 2017-04-18 L2/17-113 151-A100
L2/17-131
Seismogram SEISMOGRAM Sam Lemonick, Alli McKee, Jessica Morrison, Anna Smylie, Craig Cummings 2017-04-18 L2/17-113 151-A100
L2/17-131
Coin COIN Katie McLaughlin 2017-06-27 L2/17-229
Needle and Thread NEEDLE AND THREAD Amanda Hickman, Amberley Romo, Emojination, Jennifer 8. Lee 2017-07-28 L2/17-249 L2/18-027
Ringing Bell [emojifying U+1F56D 🕭 RINGING BELL] Wolfram Kleff 2017-07-29 L2/17-240 L2/17-287
Poison POISON Erwin Völkening, Yuan Jacob Ahn 2017-10-02 L2/18-019 L2/18-023
Headstone Graveyard Symbol [emojifying U+26FC ⛼ HEADSTONE GRAVEYARD SYMBOL] Philippe Kimura-Thollander 2017-08-06 L2/17-387
Incense INCENSE Philippe Kimura-Thollander 2017-08-06 L2/17-387
Other Symbols
Emoji Compatibility Symbol-1Emoji Compatibility Symbol-66 EMOJI COMPATIBILITY SYMBOL-1..EMOJI COMPATIBILITY SYMBOL-66 Irish National Body, German National Body 2009-04-06 L2/09-114
[emojifying U+2B95 ⮕ RIGHTWARDS BLACK ARROW] J. S. Choi 2015-12-12 L2/16-012
Infinity [emojifying U+221E ∞ INFINITY] Onelia Álvarez, Gonzalo Alonso 2017-02-03 L2/17-343
Pi PI Sam Lemonick, Alli McKee, Jessica Morrison, Anna Smylie, Craig Cummings 2017-04-18 L2/17-113 151-A100
L2/17-131
Heart with Knife Heart with Knife [ZWJ sequence of ❤️ and 🔪 (❤️‍🔪)] Ivana Jovic 2017-06-28 L2/17-228 L2/17-380
L2/17-401
Flags
Flag for Alabama [tag sequence 🏴usal (🏴󠁵󠁳󠁡󠁬󠁿)] Kyle Condra 2016-08-13 (L2/17-382)
Flag for Alaska [tag sequence 🏴usak (🏴󠁵󠁳󠁡󠁫󠁿)] Kyle Condra 2016-08-13 (L2/17-382)
Flag for Arizona [tag sequence 🏴usaz (🏴󠁵󠁳󠁡󠁺󠁿)] Kyle Condra 2016-08-13 (L2/17-382)
Flag for Arkansas [tag sequence 🏴usar (🏴󠁵󠁳󠁡󠁲󠁿)] Kyle Condra 2016-08-13 (L2/17-382)
Flag for California [tag sequence 🏴usca (🏴󠁵󠁳󠁣󠁡󠁿)] Kyle Condra 2016-08-13 (L2/17-382)
Flag for Colorado Flag for Colorado [tag sequence 🏴usco (🏴󠁵󠁳󠁣󠁯󠁿)] Kyle Condra 2016-08-13 (L2/17-382)
Flag for Connecticut [tag sequence 🏴usct (🏴󠁵󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿)] Kyle Condra 2016-08-13 (L2/17-382)
Flag for Delaware [tag sequence 🏴usde (🏴󠁵󠁳󠁤󠁥󠁿)] Kyle Condra 2016-08-13 (L2/17-382)
Flag for Florida [tag sequence 🏴usfl (🏴󠁵󠁳󠁦󠁬󠁿)] Kyle Condra 2016-08-13 (L2/17-382)
Flag for Georgia Flag for Georgia [tag sequence 🏴usga (🏴󠁵󠁳󠁧󠁡󠁿)] Kyle Condra 2016-08-13 (L2/17-382)
Flag for Hawaiʻi [tag sequence 🏴ushi (🏴󠁵󠁳󠁨󠁩󠁿)] Kyle Condra 2016-08-13 (L2/17-382)
Flag for Idaho [tag sequence 🏴usid (🏴󠁵󠁳󠁩󠁤󠁿)] Kyle Condra 2016-08-13 (L2/17-382)
Flag for Illinois [tag sequence 🏴usil (🏴󠁵󠁳󠁩󠁬󠁿)] Kyle Condra 2016-08-13 (L2/17-382)
Flag for Indiana [tag sequence 🏴usin (🏴󠁵󠁳󠁩󠁮󠁿)] Kyle Condra 2016-08-13 (L2/17-382)
Flag for Iowa [tag sequence 🏴usia (🏴󠁵󠁳󠁩󠁡󠁿)] Kyle Condra 2016-08-13 (L2/17-382)
Flag for Kansas [tag sequence 🏴usks (🏴󠁵󠁳󠁫󠁳󠁿)] Kyle Condra 2016-08-13 (L2/17-382)
Flag for Kentucky [tag sequence 🏴usky (🏴󠁵󠁳󠁫󠁹󠁿)] Kyle Condra 2016-08-13 (L2/17-382)
Flag for Louisiana [tag sequence 🏴usla (🏴󠁵󠁳󠁬󠁡󠁿)] Kyle Condra 2016-08-13 (L2/17-382)
Flag for Maine [tag sequence 🏴usme (🏴󠁵󠁳󠁭󠁥󠁿)] Kyle Condra 2016-08-13 (L2/17-382)
Flag for Maryland [tag sequence 🏴usmd (🏴󠁵󠁳󠁭󠁤󠁿)] Kyle Condra 2016-08-13 (L2/17-382)
Flag for Massachusetts [tag sequence 🏴usma (🏴󠁵󠁳󠁭󠁡󠁿)] Kyle Condra 2016-08-13 (L2/17-382)
Flag for Michigan [tag sequence 🏴usmi (🏴󠁵󠁳󠁭󠁩󠁿)] Kyle Condra 2016-08-13 (L2/17-382)
Flag for Minnesota [tag sequence 🏴usmn (🏴󠁵󠁳󠁭󠁮󠁿)] Kyle Condra 2016-08-13 (L2/17-382)
Flag for Mississippi [tag sequence 🏴usms (🏴󠁵󠁳󠁭󠁳󠁿)] Kyle Condra 2016-08-13 (L2/17-382)
Flag for Missouri [tag sequence 🏴usmo (🏴󠁵󠁳󠁭󠁯󠁿)] Kyle Condra 2016-08-13 (L2/17-382)
Flag for Montana [tag sequence 🏴usmt (🏴󠁵󠁳󠁭󠁴󠁿)] Kyle Condra 2016-08-13 (L2/17-382)
Flag for Nebraska [tag sequence 🏴usne (🏴󠁵󠁳󠁮󠁥󠁿)] Kyle Condra 2016-08-13 (L2/17-382)
Flag for Nevada [tag sequence 🏴usnv (🏴󠁵󠁳󠁮󠁶󠁿)] Kyle Condra 2016-08-13 (L2/17-382)
Flag for New Hampshire [tag sequence 🏴usnh (🏴󠁵󠁳󠁮󠁨󠁿)] Kyle Condra 2016-08-13 (L2/17-382)
Flag for New Jersey [tag sequence 🏴usnj (🏴󠁵󠁳󠁮󠁪󠁿)] Kyle Condra 2016-08-13 (L2/17-382)
Flag for New Mexico [tag sequence 🏴usnm (🏴󠁵󠁳󠁮󠁭󠁿)] Kyle Condra 2016-08-13 (L2/17-382)
Flag for New York [tag sequence 🏴usny (🏴󠁵󠁳󠁮󠁹󠁿)] Kyle Condra 2016-08-13 (L2/17-382)
Flag for North Carolina [tag sequence 🏴usnc (🏴󠁵󠁳󠁮󠁣󠁿)] Kyle Condra 2016-08-13 (L2/17-382)
Flag for North Dakota [tag sequence 🏴usnd (🏴󠁵󠁳󠁮󠁤󠁿)] Kyle Condra 2016-08-13 (L2/17-382)
Flag for Ohio [tag sequence 🏴usoh (🏴󠁵󠁳󠁯󠁨󠁿)] Kyle Condra 2016-08-13 (L2/17-382)
Flag for Oklahoma [tag sequence 🏴usok (🏴󠁵󠁳󠁯󠁫󠁿)] Kyle Condra 2016-08-13 (L2/17-382)
Flag for Oregon [tag sequence 🏴usor (🏴󠁵󠁳󠁯󠁲󠁿)] Kyle Condra 2016-08-13 (L2/17-382)
Flag for Pennsylvania [tag sequence 🏴uspa (🏴󠁵󠁳󠁰󠁡󠁿)] Kyle Condra 2016-08-13 (L2/17-382)
Flag for Rhode Island [tag sequence 🏴usri (🏴󠁵󠁳󠁲󠁩󠁿)] Kyle Condra 2016-08-13 (L2/17-382)
Flag for South Carolina [tag sequence 🏴ussc (🏴󠁵󠁳󠁳󠁣󠁿)] Kyle Condra 2016-08-13 (L2/17-382)
Flag for South Dakota [tag sequence 🏴ussd (🏴󠁵󠁳󠁳󠁤󠁿)] Kyle Condra 2016-08-13 (L2/17-382)
Flag for Tennessee [tag sequence 🏴ustn (🏴󠁵󠁳󠁴󠁮󠁿)] Kyle Condra 2016-08-13 (L2/17-382)
Flag for Texas Flag for Texas [tag sequence 🏴ustx (🏴󠁵󠁳󠁴󠁸󠁿)] Kyle Condra 2016-08-13 (L2/17-382)
Flag for Utah [tag sequence 🏴usut (🏴󠁵󠁳󠁵󠁴󠁿)] Kyle Condra 2016-08-13 (L2/17-382)
Flag for Vermont [tag sequence 🏴usvt (🏴󠁵󠁳󠁶󠁴󠁿)] Kyle Condra 2016-08-13 (L2/17-382)
Flag for Virginia [tag sequence 🏴usva (🏴󠁵󠁳󠁶󠁡󠁿)] Kyle Condra 2016-08-13 (L2/17-382)
Flag for Washington [tag sequence 🏴uswa (🏴󠁵󠁳󠁷󠁡󠁿)] Kyle Condra 2016-08-13 (L2/17-382)
Flag for West Virginia [tag sequence 🏴uswv (🏴󠁵󠁳󠁷󠁶󠁿)] Kyle Condra 2016-08-13 (L2/17-382)
Flag for Wisconsin [tag sequence 🏴uswi (🏴󠁵󠁳󠁷󠁩󠁿)] Kyle Condra 2016-08-13 (L2/17-382)
Flag for Wyoming [tag sequence 🏴uswy (🏴󠁵󠁳󠁷󠁹󠁿)] Kyle Condra 2016-08-13 (L2/17-382)
Flag for Northern Ireland Flag for Northern Ireland [tag sequence 🏴gbnir (🏴󠁧󠁢󠁮󠁩󠁲󠁿)] Simon Todd 2017-03-17 (L2/17-382)
Flag for Basque Country Flag for Basque Country [tag sequence 🏴espv (🏴󠁥󠁳󠁰󠁶󠁿)] Mikel Zabala Telleria 2017-06-02 (L2/17-382)
Flag for Brittany Flag for Brittany [tag sequence 🏴frbre (🏴󠁦󠁲󠁢󠁲󠁥󠁿)] Letti Hellequin 2017-06-19 (L2/17-382)
Flag for Catalonia Flag for Catalonia [tag sequence 🏴esct (🏴󠁥󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿)] Joan Montané 2017-06-28 (L2/17-382)
Modifiers
IMAGE HASH 0000..IMAGE HASH FFFF (coded hashes of arbitrary images) Steven R. Loomis, Keith Winstein, Jennifer 8. Lee 2016-05-02 L2/16-105
RED (red colour modifier) Paul D. Hunt 2016-10-31 L2/16-318
ORANGE (orange colour modifier) Paul D. Hunt 2016-10-31 L2/16-318
YELLOW (yellow colour modifier) Paul D. Hunt 2016-10-31 L2/16-318
GREEN (green colour modifier) Paul D. Hunt 2016-10-31 L2/16-318
BLUE (blue colour modifier) Paul D. Hunt 2016-10-31 L2/16-318
PURPLE (purple colour modifier) Paul D. Hunt 2016-10-31 L2/16-318
WHITE (white colour modifier) Paul D. Hunt 2016-10-31 L2/16-318
BLACK (black colour modifier) Paul D. Hunt 2016-10-31 L2/16-318
GREY (grey colour modifier) Paul D. Hunt 2016-10-31 L2/16-318
BROWN (brown colour modifier) Paul D. Hunt 2016-10-31 L2/16-318
Unsorted
Period PERIOD (panty with blood stain) Svenska Cellulosa AB 2016-03-21 L2/16-126
Period PERIOD Francis Mason, Plan International UK 2017-06-30 L2/17-216
Bloated BLOATED Svenska Cellulosa AB 2016-03-21 L2/16-126
Fibonacci Series FIBONACCI SERIES Sam Lemonick, Alli McKee, Jessica Morrison, Anna Smylie, Craig Cummings 2017-04-18 L2/17-113 151-A100
L2/17-131

Emoji Accepted as Symbols

The following characters were proposed with the intention of them being used as emoji, but after they were added to the Universal Character Set they did not receive emoji status.

Sample Character Author Date Document
Sample Character Author Date Document
Stupa U+1F6D3 🛓 STUPA Andrew West 2015-01-11 L2/15-007
Pagoda U+1F6D4 🛔 PAGODA Andrew West 2015-01-11 L2/15-007
Modern Pentathlon U+1F93B 🤻 MODERN PENTATHLON Hiroyuki Komatsu 2015-07-31 L2/15-196R4
Rifle U+1F946 🥆 RIFLE Hiroyuki Komatsu 2015-07-31 L2/15-196R4

Unpublished Proposals

The following emoji are known to have been submitted to the Unicode Consortium in a formal proposal, but the relevant documents were not added to the public registry and thus it is sometimes unclear whether they have progressed or not. They aren’t always strictly rejected.

This list was compiled from individual accounts I found randomly and is essentially deprecated at this point. Refer to the Consortium’s Emoji Requests spreadsheet for a vastly more complete enumeration.