Arrows (Unicode block)

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Short description: Unicode block
Short description: Unicode character block
(112 code points)
Assigned112 code points
Unused0 reserved code points
Unicode version history
1.0.091 (+91)
3.0100 (+9)
3.2112 (+12)
Note: [1][2]

Arrows is a Unicode block containing line, curve, and semicircle symbols terminating in barbs or arrows.



The Arrows block contains eight emoji: U+2194–U+2199 and U+21A9–U+21AA.[3][4]

The block has sixteen standardized variants defined to specify emoji-style (U+FE0F VS16) or text presentation (U+FE0E VS15) for the eight emoji, all of which default to a text presentation.[5]

Emoji variation sequences
U+ 2194 2195 2196 2197 2198 2199 21A9 21AA
base code point
base+VS15 (text) ↔︎ ↕︎ ↖︎ ↗︎ ↘︎ ↙︎ ↩︎ ↪︎
base+VS16 (emoji) ↔️ ↕️ ↖️ ↗️ ↘️ ↙️ ↩️ ↪️


The following Unicode-related documents record the purpose and process of defining specific characters in the Arrows block:

Version Final code points[lower-alpha 1] Count L2 ID WG2 ID Document
1.0.0 U+2190..21EA 91 (to be determined)
L2/99-176R Moore, Lisa (1999-11-04), Minutes from the joint UTC/L2 meeting in Seattle, June 8-10, 1999 
L2/10-351 N3897 Proposal to incorporate symbols of ISO/IEC 9995-7:2009 and Amendment 1 into the UCS, 2010-09-21 
L2/10-448 Constable, Peter (2010-10-30), UTC Liaison Report from WG2 
L2/11-438[lower-alpha 2][lower-alpha 3] N4182 Edberg, Peter (2011-12-22), Emoji Variation Sequences (Revision of L2/11-429) 
L2/12-302 N4317 Pentzlin, Karl (2012-10-08), Revised proposal to incorporate the symbols of ISO/IEC 9995-7:2009 
3.0 U+21EB..21F3 9 N1138 LaBonté, Alain (1995-01-30), Proposal to add new characters (Keyboard related) to 10646 
N1203 Umamaheswaran, V. S.; Ksar, Mike (1995-05-03), Unconfirmed minutes of SC2/WG2 Meeting 27, Geneva 
N1303 (html, doc) Umamaheswaran, V. S.; Ksar, Mike (1996-01-26), Minutes of Meeting 29, Tokyo 
L2/97-128 N1564 Paterson, Bruce (1997-05-15), Draft pDAM for various additional characters (the "holding bucket") 
L2/97-167 N1625 Suignard, Michel (1997-07-03), Report of ad hoc group on keyboard symbols 
N1669 Position on PDAM-NN - Symbols - ref N1625, 1997-08-05 
L2/97-288 N1603 Umamaheswaran, V. S. (1997-10-24), Unconfirmed Meeting Minutes, WG 2 Meeting # 33, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, 20 June - 4 July 1997 
L2/98-005R N1682 Text of ISO 10646 - AMD 22 for PDAM registration and PDAM ballot, 1997-12-17 
N1830 (html, doc) Summary of Voting/Table of Replies - Amendment 22 - Symbols, 1998-04-15 
N1816R Paterson, Bruce (1998-09-22), Disposition of comments on PDAM.22 (2nd draft) 
L2/98-320 N1898 ISO/IEC 10646-1/FPDAM 22, AMENDMENT 22: Keyboard Symbols, 1998-10-22 
L2/99-010 N1903 (pdf, html, doc) Umamaheswaran, V. S. (1998-12-30), Minutes of WG 2 meeting 35, London, U.K.; 1998-09-21--25 
L2/99-126 Paterson, Bruce (1999-04-14), Text for FDAM ballot ISO/IEC 10646 FDAM #22 - Keyboard symbols 
L2/01-156 N2356 Freytag, Asmus (2001-04-03), Additional Mathematical Characters (Draft 10) 
L2/01-344 N2353 (pdf, doc) Umamaheswaran, V. S. (2001-09-09), Minutes from SC2/WG2 meeting #40 -- Mountain View, April 2001 
U+21F5..21FF 11 L2/00-119[lower-alpha 4] N2191R Whistler, Ken; Freytag, Asmus (2000-04-19), Encoding Additional Mathematical Symbols in Unicode 
L2/00-234 N2203 (rtf, txt) Umamaheswaran, V. S. (2000-07-21), Minutes from the SC2/WG2 meeting in Beijing, 2000-03-21 -- 24 
L2/00-115R2 Moore, Lisa (2000-08-08), Minutes Of UTC Meeting #83 
  1. Proposed code points and characters names may differ from final code points and names
  2. See also L2/10-458, L2/11-414, L2/11-415, and L2/11-429
  3. Refer to the history section of the Miscellaneous Symbols and Pictographs block for additional emoji-related documents
  4. Refer to the history section of the Miscellaneous Mathematical Symbols-B block for additional math-related documents

See also