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 The “withdrawn” status means that the emoji was only included in a previous iteration of the document that has been superceded by the authors themselves.

List of Emoji

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*
Sample PMS (premenstrual syndrome) Svenska Cellulosa AB 2016‑03‑21 L2/16‑126 147‑A118*
147‑A119
148‑A22
Sample Spotty (face with spots) Svenska Cellulosa AB 2016‑03‑21 L2/16‑126 147‑A118*
147‑A119
148‑A22
Sample Smiling Face with Hand Raised Tayfun Karadeniz, Emoji Subcommittee 2016‑10‑31 L2/16‑313 L2/16‑324*
Sample Smiling Face with Hand Putting on Makeup Tayfun Karadeniz, Emoji Subcommittee 2016‑10‑31 L2/16‑313 L2/16‑324*
Sample Frowning Face with Lowered Eyebrows Tayfun Karadeniz, Emoji Subcommittee 2016‑10‑31 L2/16‑313 L2/16‑324*
Sample Smiling Face with Smiling Eyes and Four Stars Tayfun Karadeniz, Emoji Subcommittee 2016‑10‑31 L2/16‑313 L2/16‑324*
Sample Face with Eyebrows Lowered and Mouth Angled to the Side Tayfun Karadeniz, Emoji Subcommittee 2016‑10‑31 L2/16‑313 L2/16‑324*
Sample Smiling Face with Lowered Eyebrows Tayfun Karadeniz, Emoji Subcommittee 2016‑10‑31 L2/16‑313 L2/16‑324*
Sample Face with Tongue Out and Utensils Tayfun Karadeniz, Emoji Subcommittee 2016‑10‑31 L2/16‑313 L2/16‑324*
Sample Face with Eyebrows Lowered and Closed Mouth Tayfun Karadeniz, Emoji Subcommittee 2016‑10‑31 L2/16‑313 L2/16‑324*
Sample Smiling Face with Hand Snapping and Lightbulb Tayfun Karadeniz, Emoji Subcommittee 2016‑10‑31 L2/16‑313 L2/16‑324*
Sample Face with Pained Eyes and Teeth Clenched Tayfun Karadeniz, Emoji Subcommittee 2016‑10‑31 L2/16‑313 L2/16‑324*
Sample Sad Face with Lip Pursed Tayfun Karadeniz, Emoji Subcommittee 2016‑10‑31 L2/16‑313 L2/16‑324*
Sample 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
Sample Face Whistling Tayfun Karadeniz, Emoji Subcommittee 2016‑10‑31 L2/16‑313 L2/16‑324*
Sample 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
Sample Face Banging Against Wall Tayfun Karadeniz, Emoji Subcommittee 2016‑10‑31 L2/16‑313 L2/16‑324*
Sample Face with Sideways Eyes and Tongue Hanging Out Tayfun Karadeniz, Emoji Subcommittee 2016‑10‑31 L2/16‑313 L2/16‑324*
Sample Angry Face Green with Envy Tayfun Karadeniz, Emoji Subcommittee 2016‑10‑31 L2/16‑313 L2/16‑324*
Sample Happy Face with Lightbulb Tayfun Karadeniz, Emoji Subcommittee 2016‑10‑31 L2/16‑313 L2/16‑324*
Sample Confused Face with Question Mark Tayfun Karadeniz, Emoji Subcommittee 2016‑10‑31 L2/16‑313 L2/16‑324*
Sample 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: 😞 + 💔 = 😞‍💔] 2017‑08‑01 L2/17‑244R L2/18‑023
Sample Smiling Face with Raised Hand Tayfun Karadeniz, Emoji Subcommittee 2016‑10‑31 L2/16‑313 L2/16‑324*
Sample Expressionless Face with Bruises and Bandage Tayfun Karadeniz, Emoji Subcommittee 2016‑10‑31 L2/16‑313 L2/16‑324*
Sample Expressionless Face with Eyes Half Open Tayfun Karadeniz, Emoji Subcommittee 2016‑10‑31 L2/16‑313 L2/16‑324*
Sample Expressionless Face Half Covered by Hair Tayfun Karadeniz, Emoji Subcommittee 2016‑10‑31 L2/16‑313 L2/16‑324*
Sample Angry Pile of Poo Tayfun Karadeniz, Emoji Subcommittee 2017‑07‑27 L2/17‑244 withdrawn
Sample Sad Face Cracked Down the Center Tayfun Karadeniz, Emoji Subcommittee 2017‑07‑27 L2/17‑244 withdrawn
Sample Grinning Face with Four Leaf Clovers for Eyes Tayfun Karadeniz, Emoji Subcommittee 2017‑07‑27 L2/17‑244 withdrawn
Sample White Expressionless Face with Hands Up Tayfun Karadeniz, Emoji Subcommittee 2017‑07‑27 L2/17‑244 withdrawn
Sample Face Covered with Black Mask with Eyes and Mouth Exposed Tayfun Karadeniz, Emoji Subcommittee 2017‑07‑27 L2/17‑244 withdrawn
Sample Frowning Pile of Poo Tayfun Karadeniz, Emoji Subcommittee 2017‑08‑01 L2/17‑244R L2/18‑023
Sample U+3020 Postal Mark Face Ken Lunde 2017‑12‑08 L2/17‑421 withdrawn
Hand Signs
Sample High Five Katrina Parrott 2014‑10‑28 L2/14‑282 141‑A10
Sample Three-Fingered Salute Rashed Khalfan Al Balooshi 2016‑03‑15 L2/16‑071 L2/16‑130
147‑A112
147‑A113
Sample Hand with Thumb and First Two Fingers Extended Peter Edberg, Emoji Subcommittee 2016‑10‑31 L2/16‑308 L2/16‑324*
Sample Hand Sign Shaka Peter Edberg, Emoji Subcommittee 2016‑10‑31 L2/16‑308 L2/16‑324*
Sample Hand with Thumb and Index Finger Extended Peter Edberg, Emoji Subcommittee 2016‑10‑31 L2/16‑308 L2/16‑324*
Sample Hand with First Three Fingers Extended Peter Edberg, Emoji Subcommittee 2016‑10‑31 L2/16‑308 L2/16‑324*
Sample Hand with Four Fingers Extended Peter Edberg, Emoji Subcommittee 2016‑10‑31 L2/16‑308 L2/16‑324*
Sample West Coast Hand Peter Edberg, Emoji Subcommittee 2016‑10‑31 L2/16‑308 L2/16‑324*
Sample East Coast Hand Peter Edberg, Emoji Subcommittee 2016‑10‑31 L2/16‑308 L2/16‑324*
Sample Clasping Hands Zoe Mendelson, Emojination 2017‑06‑29 L2/17‑275 L2/17‑221*
Sample Hand Dropping Microphone Anshuman Pandey 2017‑07‑28 L2/17‑389 L2/17‑401
Sample U+261C White Left Pointing Index Ken Lunde 2017‑12‑19 L2/17‑421R
Sample U+261E White Right Pointing Index Ken Lunde 2017‑12‑19 L2/17‑421R
Sample U+261F White Down Pointing Index Ken Lunde 2017‑12‑19 L2/17‑421R
Sample Raised Little Finger Gretchen McCulloch, Lauren Gawne, Jennifer Daniel 2019‑10‑01 L2/19‑326 L2/20‑242R
Food
Sample Yogurt Mark Davis, Peter Edberg 2014‑08‑27 L2/14‑174R 140‑A115*
L2/14‑250*
Sample Soybean Hiroyuki Komatsu 2015‑07‑26 L2/15‑197R 144‑C15
Sample Buckwheat Hiroyuki Komatsu 2015‑07‑26 L2/15‑197R 144‑C15
Sample Sesame Hiroyuki Komatsu 2015‑07‑26 L2/15‑197R 144‑C15
Sample Celery Hiroyuki Komatsu 2015‑07‑26 L2/15‑197R 144‑C15
Sample Lupin Hiroyuki Komatsu 2015‑07‑26 L2/15‑197R 144‑C15
Sample Mustard Hiroyuki Komatsu 2015‑07‑26 L2/15‑197R 144‑C15
Sample Walnut Hiroyuki Komatsu 2015‑07‑26 L2/15‑197R 144‑C15
Sample Grain Hiroyuki Komatsu 2015‑07‑26 L2/15‑197R 144‑C15
Sample Almond Alexandra Perro, Steven Russo 2016‑09‑30 L2/16‑275 L2/16‑324*
L2/16‑340R2*
L2/16‑355*
Sample Cabbage Jennifer 8. Lee, Emoji Subcommittee 2016‑11‑01 L2/16‑316 L2/16‑324*
L2/16‑355*
Sample Hummus Jennifer 8. Lee, Emoji Subcommittee 2016‑11‑01 L2/16‑316 L2/16‑324*
L2/16‑355*
Sample White Wine Glass [ZWJ sequence: 🍷 + ◻️ = 🍷‍◻️] Lauren Svoboda, Kendall‐Jackson Winery 2018‑05‑11 L2/18‑208 L2/18‑222R3
White Wine Glass [ZWJ sequence: 🍷 + ⬜️ = 🍷‍⬜️] Maggie Curry, Kendall‐Jackson Winery 2019‑08‑26 L2/19‑276R 160‑A43
Animals and Plants
Sample Potted Cactus Irish National Body, German National Body 2009‑04‑06 L2/09‑114 L2/09‑103*
Sample Reindeer Irish National Body, German National Body 2009‑04‑06 L2/09‑114 L2/09‑103*
Sample Monster Irish National Body, German National Body 2009‑04‑06 L2/09‑114 L2/09‑103*
Sample 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
Sample Hawk Mark Davis, Peter Edberg 2014‑08‑27 L2/14‑174R L2/14‑250*
Sample Triceratops Head Courtney Milan 2016‑04‑02 L2/16‑072 147‑A114
Sample Triceratops Andrew West 2016‑04‑29 L2/16‑103 147‑A116
Sample Ankylosaurus Andrew West 2016‑04‑29 L2/16‑103 147‑A116
Sample Gallimimus Andrew West 2016‑04‑29 L2/16‑103 147‑A116
Sample Pachycephalosaurus Andrew West 2016‑04‑29 L2/16‑103 147‑A116
Sample Parasaurolophus Andrew West 2016‑04‑29 L2/16‑103 147‑A116
Sample Stegosaurus Andrew West 2016‑04‑29 L2/16‑103 147‑A116
Sample Velociraptor Andrew West 2016‑04‑29 L2/16‑103 147‑A116
Sample Archaeopteryx Andrew West 2016‑04‑29 L2/16‑103 147‑A116
Sample Ichthyosaur Andrew West 2016‑04‑29 L2/16‑103 147‑A116
Sample Plesiosaur Andrew West 2016‑04‑29 L2/16‑103 147‑A116
Sample Pterosaur Andrew West 2016‑04‑29 L2/16‑103 147‑A116
Sample Griffin Tayfun Karadeniz, Emoji Subcommittee 2016‑10‑24 L2/16‑304 L2/16‑324*
Sample Pegasus Tayfun Karadeniz, Emoji Subcommittee 2016‑10‑24 L2/16‑304 L2/16‑324*
Sample Werewolf Tayfun Karadeniz, Emoji Subcommittee 2016‑10‑24 L2/16‑304 L2/16‑324*
Sample Vulture Álvaro Flórez Estrada Public School, Matumaini ONG, Mwema Street Children Centre Karatu, Dr. Patricia Mateo‐Tomás, Sarah Burton, Christian Krenek 2019‑10‑03 L2/19‑335 L2/20‑242R
Sample Crow Jenny Stinehour 2019‑05‑06 L2/19‑307 L2/20‑242R
Sample Orchid Cassidy Moody, Sam Balmer 2019‑07‑16 L2/19‑375 L2/20‑242R
People
Sample Water Skier Irish National Body, German National Body 2009‑04‑06 L2/09‑114 L2/09‑103*
Sample Male Nurse, Female Nurse [ZWJ sequence: 👨/👩 + 🏥 = 👨‍🏥/👩‍🏥] Rachel Been, Nicole Bleuel, Agustin Fonts, Mark Davis 2016‑05‑10 L2/16‑160 147‑A29*
Sample Male High Tech Industry Worker, Female High Tech Industry Worker [ZWJ sequence: 👨/👩 + ⚡️ = 👨‍⚡️/👩‍⚡️] Rachel Been, Nicole Bleuel, Agustin Fonts, Mark Davis 2016‑05‑10 L2/16‑160 147‑A29*
Sample Male Selfie [ZWJ sequence: 👨 + 🤳 = 👨‍🤳] Peter Edberg 2016‑11‑03 L2/16‑333 149‑A111*
Sample Female Selfie [ZWJ sequence: 👩 + 🤳 = 👩‍🤳] Peter Edberg 2016‑11‑03 L2/16‑333 149‑A111*
Sample 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
Sample Woman with Chinese Cap [ZWJ sequence: 👲 + ♀️ = 👲‍♀️] 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
Sample Man with Chinese Cap [ZWJ sequence: 👲 + ♂️ = 👲‍♂️] 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
Sample Woman in Suit Levitating [ZWJ sequence: 🕴️ + ♀️ = 🕴️‍♀️] 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
Sample Man in Suit Levitating [ZWJ sequence: 🕴️ + ♂️ = 🕴️‍♂️] 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
Sample Woman Breast‐Feeding [ZWJ sequence: 🤱 + ♀️ = 🤱‍♀️] 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
Sample Man Breast‐Feeding [ZWJ sequence: 🤱 + ♂️ = 🤱‍♂️] 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
Sample Woman with Headscarf [ZWJ sequence: 🧕 + ♀️ = 🧕‍♀️] 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
Sample Man with Headscarf [ZWJ sequence: 🧕 + ♂️ = 🧕‍♂️] 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
Sample Person Sitting Jennifer 8. Lee, Alex Marx 2018‑04‑03 L2/18‑091
Sample Woman Dancing Ballet [ZWJ sequence: 👩 + 🩰 = 👩‍🩰] Ruediger Landmann 2018‑03‑31 L2/18‑113
Sample Man Dancing Ballet [ZWJ sequence: 👨 + 🩰 = 👨‍🩰] Ruediger Landmann 2018‑03‑31 L2/18‑113
Sample Person Looking in Mirror [ZWJ sequence: 🧑 + 🪞 = 🧑‍🪞] Jennifer Daniel 2019‑04‑02 L2/19‑099
Man Looking in Mirror [ZWJ sequence: 👨 + 🪞 = 👨‍🪞] Jennifer Daniel 2019‑04‑02 L2/19‑099
Woman Looking in Mirror [ZWJ sequence: 👩 + 🪞 = 👩‍🪞] Jennifer Daniel 2019‑04‑02 L2/19‑099
Body Parts
Sample Mustache Mark Davis, Peter Edberg 2014‑08‑27 L2/14‑174R L2/14‑250*
Sample Neuron Sam Lemonick, Alli McKee, Jessica Morrison, Anna Smylie, Craig Cummings 2017‑04‑18 L2/17‑113 151‑A100
L2/17‑131
Activities
Sample Picnic Mark Davis, Peter Edberg 2014‑08‑27 L2/14‑174R L2/14‑250*
Sample Barbecue Mark Davis, Peter Edberg 2014‑08‑27 L2/14‑174R L2/14‑250*
Sample New Year Celebration Katrina Parrott 2014‑10‑28 L2/14‑282 141‑A10
Sample Cinco de Mayo Katrina Parrott 2014‑10‑28 L2/14‑282 141‑A10
Sample Halloween Katrina Parrott 2014‑10‑28 L2/14‑282 141‑A10
Sample Chess Juber Moulvi Abdul 2017‑10‑04 L2/18‑018 L2/18‑023
Religious and Cultural Symbols
Sample Kinara Katrina Parrott 2014‑10‑28 L2/14‑282 141‑A10
Sample Symbol for Atheism Shervin Afshar, Roozbeh Pournader 2014‑10‑19 L2/14‑235 withdrawn
Sample Dhyani Buddha Shervin Afshar, Roozbeh Pournader 2014‑11‑01 L2/14‑235R3
Sample Ichthys Andrew West 2015‑01‑11 L2/15‑007
Sample Darwin Fish Andrew West 2015‑01‑11 L2/15‑007
Sample Indalo Andrew West 2015‑01‑11 L2/15‑007
Sample Jain Svastika Anshuman Pandey 2015‑03‑19 L2/15‑097
Sample Jain Hand Anshuman Pandey 2015‑03‑19 L2/15‑097
Sample Jain Emblem Anshuman Pandey 2015‑03‑19 L2/15‑097
Sample Jain Emblem with Om Anshuman Pandey 2015‑03‑19 L2/15‑097
Sample Fravahar Anshuman Pandey 2015‑03‑30 L2/15‑099
Sample Atashdan Anshuman Pandey 2015‑04‑04 L2/15‑105
Sample Parsapen Anshuman Pandey 2015‑04‑14 L2/15‑111
Sample Nine-Pointed Star Adib Behjat, Ayan Behjat 2017‑07‑05 L2/17‑237 L2/17‑287
Transport
Sample Cycle Rickshaw Anshuman Pandey 2015‑11‑17 L2/15‑330
Sample Pulled Rickshaw Anshuman Pandey 2015‑11‑17 L2/15‑330
Sample Stairs Kate Ingham‐Smith 2018‑11‑15 L2/18‑239
Sample Submarine Fred Benenson, Nazir Agah 2019‑03‑31 L2/19‑305 L2/20‑242R
Nature and Places
Sample Mercury [ZWJ sequence: 🌐 + = 🌐‍☿] Zachary Swetz, Sam Lemonick, Alli McKee, Jessica Morrison, Anna Smylie, Craig Cummings 2017‑04‑14 L2/17‑100
Sample Venus [ZWJ sequence: 🌐 + ♀️ = 🌐‍♀️] Zachary Swetz, Sam Lemonick, Alli McKee, Jessica Morrison, Anna Smylie, Craig Cummings 2017‑04‑14 L2/17‑100
Sample Mars [ZWJ sequence: 🌐 + ♂️ = 🌐‍♂️] Zachary Swetz, Sam Lemonick, Alli McKee, Jessica Morrison, Anna Smylie, Craig Cummings 2017‑04‑14 L2/17‑100
Sample Jupiter [ZWJ sequence: 🌐 + = 🌐‍♃] Zachary Swetz, Sam Lemonick, Alli McKee, Jessica Morrison, Anna Smylie, Craig Cummings 2017‑04‑14 L2/17‑100
Sample Uranus [ZWJ sequence: 🌐 + = 🌐‍♅] Zachary Swetz, Sam Lemonick, Alli McKee, Jessica Morrison, Anna Smylie, Craig Cummings 2017‑04‑14 L2/17‑100
Sample Neptune [ZWJ sequence: 🌐 + = 🌐‍♆] Zachary Swetz, Sam Lemonick, Alli McKee, Jessica Morrison, Anna Smylie, Craig Cummings 2017‑04‑14 L2/17‑100
Sample Pluto [ZWJ sequence: 🌐 + = 🌐‍♇] Zachary Swetz, Sam Lemonick, Alli McKee, Jessica Morrison, Anna Smylie, Craig Cummings 2017‑04‑14 L2/17‑100
Sample Molecule Sam Lemonick, Alli McKee, Jessica Morrison, Anna Smylie, Craig Cummings 2017‑04‑18 L2/17‑113 151‑A100
L2/17‑131
Sample Fossil Fish Sam Lemonick, Alli McKee, Jessica Morrison, Anna Smylie, Craig Cummings 2017‑04‑18 L2/17‑113 151‑A100
L2/17‑131
Sample Impact Crater Sam Lemonick, Alli McKee, Jessica Morrison, Anna Smylie, Craig Cummings 2017‑04‑18 L2/17‑113 151‑A100
L2/17‑131
Sample Warming Earth Sam Lemonick, Alli McKee, Jessica Morrison, Anna Smylie, Craig Cummings 2017‑04‑18 L2/17‑113 151‑A100
L2/17‑131
Sample Landslide Sam Lemonick, Alli McKee, Jessica Morrison, Anna Smylie, Craig Cummings 2017‑04‑18 L2/17‑113 151‑A100
L2/17‑131
Sample Iceberg Michael Gubik, Tom Moore 2018‑03‑27 L2/18‑111
Sample Lighthouse [ZWJ sequence: 💡 + 🏠️ = 💡‍🏠️] Helen Wallace 2018‑03‑17 L2/18‑204
Sample River Christian Krenek 2019‑08‑06 L2/19‑334 L2/19‑363R*
Other Objects
Sample Match Irish National Body, German National Body 2009‑04‑06 L2/09‑114
Sample Magic Hat Mark Davis, Peter Edberg 2014‑08‑27 L2/14‑174R
Sample Tayfun Karadeniz, Emoji Subcommittee 2016‑10‑24 L2/16‑304
Sample Handcuffs Emoji Subcommittee 2015‑02‑02 L2/15‑054R
Sample Condom Tamara Greene 2016‑01‑15 L2/16‑022
Sample Pad (sanitary pad) Svenska Cellulosa AB 2016‑03‑21 L2/16‑126
Sample Cramps (hot water bottle) Svenska Cellulosa AB 2016‑03‑21 L2/16‑126
Sample Erlenmeyer Flask Sam Lemonick, Alli McKee, Jessica Morrison, Anna Smylie, Craig Cummings 2017‑04‑18 L2/17‑113 151‑A100
L2/17‑131
Sample Rock Hammer Sam Lemonick, Alli McKee, Jessica Morrison, Anna Smylie, Craig Cummings 2017‑04‑18 L2/17‑113 151‑A100
L2/17‑131
Sample Bunsen Burner Sam Lemonick, Alli McKee, Jessica Morrison, Anna Smylie, Craig Cummings 2017‑04‑18 L2/17‑113 151‑A100
L2/17‑131
Sample Seismogram Sam Lemonick, Alli McKee, Jessica Morrison, Anna Smylie, Craig Cummings 2017‑04‑18 L2/17‑113 151‑A100
L2/17‑131
Sample U+1F56D 🕭 Ringing Bell Wolfram Kleff 2017‑07‑29 L2/17‑240 L2/17‑287
Sample Poison Erwin Völkening, Yuan Jacob Ahn 2017‑10‑02 L2/18‑019 L2/18‑023
Sample Incense Philippe Kimura‐Thollander 2017‑08‑06 L2/17‑387
Sample Service Animal Vest Emoji Subcommittee 2018‑05‑03 L2/18‑143R2 L2/18‑256
156‑C20
Sample Inhaler Tom Adams, Jerri Wilson 2018‑03‑01 L2/18‑215 L2/18‑222R3
Sample Tissue Box Donnie Discepolo, Trevor Munson, Dwight Knell 2018‑07‑02 L2/18‑262 L2/18‑307
Sample Diaper Tim Resudek, Vidit Maniyar, Anush Vishwanath, Braden Ericson, Rusi McHedlishvili, Christian Krenek 2019‑03‑31 L2/19‑215 L2/19‑363R*
Sample Cooking Pot Samantha Sunne 2019‑01‑22 L2/19‑060 L2/20‑242R
Sample Chainsaw Bryan Kappa 2019‑04‑09 L2/19‑312 L2/20‑242R
Sample Crutch Christian Scheifl, Seb Grubb 2019‑11‑12 L2/19‑379 L2/20‑242R
Other Symbols
SampleSample Emoji Compatibility Symbol-1..Emoji Compatibility Symbol-66 Irish National Body, German National Body 2009‑04‑06 L2/09‑114
U+2B95 Rightwards Black Arrow J. S. Choi 2015‑12‑12 L2/16‑012
Sample U+221E Infinity Onelia Álvarez, Gonzalo Alonso 2017‑02‑03 L2/17‑343
Sample Pi Sam Lemonick, Alli McKee, Jessica Morrison, Anna Smylie, Craig Cummings 2017‑04‑18 L2/17‑113 151‑A100
L2/17‑131
Sample Heart with Knife [ZWJ sequence: ❤️ + 🔪 = ❤️‍🔪] 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)
Sample 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)
Sample 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)
Sample 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)
Sample Flag for Northern Ireland [tag sequence: 🏴gbnir = 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁮󠁩󠁲󠁿] Simon Todd 2017‑03‑17 (L2/17‑382)
Sample Flag for Basque Country [tag sequence: 🏴espv = 🏴󠁥󠁳󠁰󠁶󠁿] Mikel Zabala Telleria 2017‑06‑02 (L2/17‑382)
Sample Flag for Brittany [tag sequence: 🏴frbre = 🏴󠁦󠁲󠁢󠁲󠁥󠁿] Letti Hellequin 2017‑06‑19 (L2/17‑382)
Sample Flag for Catalonia [tag sequence: 🏴esct = 🏴󠁥󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿] Joan Montané 2017‑06‑28 (L2/17‑382)
Sample Flag for Frisia [tag sequence: 🏴nlfr = 🏴󠁮󠁬󠁦󠁲󠁿] Anna Smit, Ydwine Scarse 2018‑07‑08 L2/18‑233 L2/18‑222R3
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
Grey (grey colour modifier) Paul D. Hunt 2016‑10‑31 L2/16‑318
Sample Emoji Modifier Colour Grey David P. Kendal 2017‑08‑19 L2/17‑355
Sample Emoji Modifier Colour Dark Blue David P. Kendal 2017‑08‑19 L2/17‑355
Sample Emoji Modifier Colour Light Blue David P. Kendal 2017‑08‑19 L2/17‑355
Sample Emoji Modifier Colour Pink David P. Kendal 2017‑08‑19 L2/17‑355
Unsorted
Sample Period (panty with blood stain) Svenska Cellulosa AB 2016‑03‑21 L2/16‑126
Sample Period Francis Mason, Plan International UK 2017‑06‑30 L2/17‑216
Sample Bloated Svenska Cellulosa AB 2016‑03‑21 L2/16‑126
Sample Fibonacci Series Sam Lemonick, Alli McKee, Jessica Morrison, Anna Smylie, Craig Cummings 2017‑04‑18 L2/17‑113 151‑A100
L2/17‑131
Sample Name (Meaning) Author Date Document Decision

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

Unpublished Proposals

Some 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 register and thus it is sometimes unclear whether they have progressed or not. They aren’t always strictly rejected. Refer to the Consortium’s Emoji Requests spreadsheet for a (hopefully) complete enumeration.


Notes

  1. The Unicode Consortium recommends using a combination of and 🤚 to represent high fives.
  2. Similar to 🤙, but distinct according to some people.
  3. The Unicode Consortium recommends using 🐿️ to represent squirrels.
  4. This was replaced with 👩‍🍼 during the approval process.
  5. This was replaced with 👨‍🍼 during the approval process.
  6. This was replaced with 🪑 during the approval process.
  7. This was replaced with ♟️ during the approval process.
  8. This was replaced with 🧊 during the approval process.
  9. The name “Pad” is already used as a formal alias for U+0080.
  10. This was replaced with 🦺 during the approval process.
  11. Although ♾️ is officially used as an infinity emoji, it is actually the permanent paper sign.