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️ Variation Selector-16

U+FE0F

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Technical information

Name Variation Selector-16
Unicode number
U+FE0F
HTML-code
️
CSS-code
\FE0F
Block Variation Selectors
Unicode version: 3.2 (2002)

Symbol meaning

An invisible codepoint which specifies that the preceding character should be displayed with emoji presentation. Only required if the preceding character defaults to text presentation.

Often used in Emoji ZWJ Sequences, where one or more characters in the sequence have text and emoji presentation, but otherwise default to text (black and white) display.

Examples

Snowman as text: ☃. Snowman as Emoji: ☃️

Black Heart as text: ❤. Black Heart as Emoji: ❤️ (not so black)

Variation Selector-16 was approved as part of Unicode 3.2 in 2002.

Text is also available in the following languages: Русский;

Properties

Age 3.2
Block Variation Selectors
Bidi Paired Bracket Type None
Composition Exclusion No
Case Folding FE0F
Simple Case Folding FE0F

Encoding

Encoding hex dec (bytes) dec binary
UTF-8 EF B8 8F 239 184 143 15710351 11101111 10111000 10001111
UTF-16BE FE 0F 254 15 65039 11111110 00001111
UTF-16LE 0F FE 15 254 4094 00001111 11111110
UTF-32BE 00 00 FE 0F 0 0 254 15 65039 00000000 00000000 11111110 00001111
UTF-32LE 0F FE 00 00 15 254 0 0 268304384 00001111 11111110 00000000 00000000