Wednesday, 18 April 2018

extended character set

Appreciating that as originally a Japanese convention, quite a lot culturally significant symbols would be represented in emoji, like the Great Wave off Kanagawa, Mount Fuji or a bento box. I was curious what the characters following zodiacal symbols meant.
Initially I felt a little underwhelmed with the list but took the chance to reflect on what strikes others as worthy of inclusion or shorthand for something else. For your edification: ๐Ÿˆ is Koko for Here, ๐Ÿˆ‚ is Sa for Service Charge, ๐Ÿˆท is the sign for Moon and signifies a Monthly Amount, ๐Ÿˆถ means Owned or Not Free of Charge, ๐Ÿˆฏ indicates Reserved, ๐Ÿ‰ signifies a bargain, ๐Ÿˆน a discount, ๐Ÿˆš is for Free of Charge, ๐Ÿˆฒ means Prohibited, ๐Ÿ‰‘ signals acceptable, ๐Ÿˆธ is the Japanese button for application, ๐Ÿˆด is used to advertise that one has earned a passing grade, ๐Ÿˆณ is empty and available and used to mean Vacancy, ㊗ is the icon for Congratulations, ㊙ marks a Secret, ๐Ÿˆบ is the equivalent of “Yes, we’re Open,” and ๐Ÿˆต indicates No Vacancy. The Alpha through Omega Omicron following are incidentally blood-types.