- Internal ID: A unique identifier used only in the Emoji symbols encoding proposal and discussion. The IDs mostly follow the order of the symbols in the chart, but only for historical reasons, and some symbols have been moved while preserving their IDs. This is so that the IDs can serve as permanent identifiers throughout the review and proposal process.
- Symbol: The symbol glyph, the code point, and its status.
Name & Annotations: The proposed character name for new symbols, or the name of the
existing or upcoming unified character. Optionally followed by further
information, if applicable:
- For a symbol proposed for new encoding, the proposed representative glyph is shown, the proposed code point is red, and the status text is "proposed".
- For a symbol unified with an existing Unicode character, the code point is black and the status text is "unified". The glyph may differ from the Unicode chart glyph. In some cases, a symbol is unified with a sequence of existing characters.
DoCoMo/KDDI/SoftBank/Google: These columns show how each Emoji symbol maps to equivalent or similar symbols used by other companies.
- The old name, which is the character name proposed in a previous version of the document.
- The ARIB code (4-decimal-digit row-cell code) of the corresponding Japanese Broadcast Symbol.
- Proposed Unicode character annotations.
- Free-form description text.
- Font design instructions.
- The table cell shows some or all of the following about each carrier's symbol:
- An image
- A catalog number prefixed with '#'
- For SoftBank, these are the "new", post-June 2008 symbol numbers. "Old", pre-June 2008 symbol numbers are prefixed with '#old'.
- For DoCoMo, numbers for "expansion" symbols are prefixed with '#Exp.'
- The English symbol name
- The Japanese symbol name
- A partial transliteration of the Japanese name if it contains Hiragana or Katakana
- The Unicode Private Use Area (PUA) code point
- The Shift-JIS code
- The ISO 2022-JP code (based on JIS X 0208)
- If the carrier's symbol is not equivalent, the table cell may show a best-fit fallback mapping (one-way from proposal symbol ID to the carrier) to a carrier symbol or to a sequence of symbols.
- In this case, the table cell has golden background and a dotted cell border.
- Sequences of codes are marked with + signs as separators.
- If there is no equivalent nor similar symbol, the table cell may show fallback text.
- In this case, the table cell has purple background, and there is no other information besides the fallback text. (In particular, no image.)
- Types of text fallbacks:
- Fallback mappings to descriptive text rather than a symbol.
- Fallback text to "ASCII art" (Kao Moji). Such
"ASCII art" may include fullwidth ASCII, Greek, Cyrillic and Han
characters — essentially anything available elsewhere in the character
set. For example: (>人<) for PERSON WITH FOLDED HANDS ("Sorry" or
"Please", KDDI Emoji 459, Softbank 376).
- Fallback to the Geta Mark '〓' (U+3013).
The carrier symbol images point to images on other sites. The images are only for comparison and may change.