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 unclear. 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 The “withdrawn” status means that the emoji was only included in a previous iteration of the document that has since been superceded by the authors themselves.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
Thin Face
Sample PMS (premenstrual syndrome) Svenska Cellulosa AB 2016‑03‑21 L2/16‑126
Sample Spotty (face with spots)
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
Sample Frowning Face with Lowered Eyebrows
Sample Smiling Face with Smiling Eyes and Four Stars
Sample Face with Eyebrows Lowered and Mouth Angled to the Side
Sample Smiling Face with Lowered Eyebrows
Sample Face with Tongue Out and Utensils
Sample Face with Eyebrows Lowered and Closed Mouth
Sample Smiling Face with Hand Snapping and Lightbulb
Sample Face with Pained Eyes and Teeth Clenched
Sample Sad Face with Lip Pursed
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
Sample Angry Face Green with Envy
Sample Happy Face with Lightbulb
Sample Confused Face with Question Mark
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
Sample Expressionless Face with Eyes Half Open
Sample Expressionless Face Half Covered by Hair
Sample Angry Pile of Poo Tayfun Karadeniz, Emoji Subcommittee 2017‑07‑27 L2/17‑244 withdrawn
Sample Sad Face Cracked Down the Center
Sample Grinning Face with Four Leaf Clovers for Eyes
Sample White Expressionless Face with Hands Up
Sample Face Covered with Black Mask with Eyes and Mouth Exposed
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
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
Sample Hand with Thumb and Index Finger Extended
Sample Hand with First Three Fingers Extended
Sample Hand with Four Fingers Extended
Sample West Coast Hand
Sample East Coast Hand
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
Sample U+261F White Down Pointing Index
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
Sample Soybean Hiroyuki Komatsu 2015‑07‑26 L2/15‑197R 144‑C15
Sample Buckwheat
Sample Sesame
Sample Celery
Sample Lupin
Sample Mustard
Sample Walnut
Sample Grain
Sample Almond Alexandra Perro, Steven Russo 2016‑09‑30 L2/16‑275
Sample Cabbage Jennifer 8. Lee, Emoji Subcommittee 2016‑11‑01 L2/16‑316
Sample Hummus
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
Sample Monster
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
Sample Pachycephalosaurus
Sample Parasaurolophus
Sample Stegosaurus
Sample Velociraptor
Sample Archaeopteryx
Sample Ichthyosaur
Sample Plesiosaur
Sample Pterosaur
Sample Griffin Tayfun Karadeniz, Emoji Subcommittee 2016‑10‑24 L2/16‑304 L2/16‑324*
Sample Pegasus
Sample Werewolf
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 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: 👨/👩 + ⚡️ = 👨‍⚡️/👩‍⚡️]
Sample Male Selfie [ZWJ sequence: 👨 + 🤳 = 👨‍🤳] Peter Edberg 2016‑11‑03 L2/16‑333 149‑A111*
Sample Female Selfie [ZWJ sequence: 👩 + 🤳 = 👩‍🤳]
Sample Person Dancing Charlotte Buff 2017‑06‑28 L2/17‑232
2017‑12‑24 L2/17‑439
Sample Woman with Chinese Cap [ZWJ sequence: 👲 + ♀️ = 👲‍♀️] Charlotte Buff 2017‑06‑28 L2/17‑232
2017‑12‑24 L2/17‑439
Sample Man with Chinese Cap [ZWJ sequence: 👲 + ♂️ = 👲‍♂️] Charlotte Buff 2017‑06‑28 L2/17‑232
2017‑12‑24 L2/17‑439
Sample Woman in Suit Levitating [ZWJ sequence: 🕴️ + ♀️ = 🕴️‍♀️] Charlotte Buff 2017‑06‑28 L2/17‑232
2017‑12‑24 L2/17‑439
Sample Man in Suit Levitating [ZWJ sequence: 🕴️ + ♂️ = 🕴️‍♂️] Charlotte Buff 2017‑06‑28 L2/17‑232
2017‑12‑24 L2/17‑439
Sample Woman Breast‐Feeding [ZWJ sequence: 🤱 + ♀️ = 🤱‍♀️] Charlotte Buff 2017‑06‑28 L2/17‑232
2017‑12‑24 L2/17‑439
Sample Man Breast‐Feeding [ZWJ sequence: 🤱 + ♂️ = 🤱‍♂️] Charlotte Buff 2017‑06‑28 L2/17‑232
2017‑12‑24 L2/17‑439
Sample Woman with Headscarf [ZWJ sequence: 🧕 + ♀️ = 🧕‍♀️] Charlotte Buff 2017‑06‑28 L2/17‑232
2017‑12‑24 L2/17‑439
Sample Man with Headscarf [ZWJ sequence: 🧕 + ♂️ = 🧕‍♂️] Charlotte Buff 2017‑06‑28 L2/17‑232
2017‑12‑24 L2/17‑439
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: 👨 + 🩰 = 👨‍🩰]
Sample Person Looking in Mirror [ZWJ sequence: 🧑 + 🪞 = 🧑‍🪞] Jennifer Daniel 2019‑04‑02 L2/19‑099
Man Looking in Mirror [ZWJ sequence: 👨 + 🪞 = 👨‍🪞]
Woman Looking in Mirror [ZWJ sequence: 👩 + 🪞 = 👩‍🪞]
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
Activities
Sample Picnic Mark Davis, Peter Edberg 2014‑08‑27 L2/14‑174R L2/14‑250*
Sample Barbecue
Sample New Year Celebration Katrina Parrott 2014‑10‑28 L2/14‑282 141‑A10
Sample Cinco de Mayo
Sample Halloween
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
Sample Indalo
Sample Jain Svastika Anshuman Pandey 2015‑03‑19 L2/15‑097
Sample Jain Hand
Sample Jain Emblem
Sample Jain Emblem with Om
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
Transport
Sample Cycle Rickshaw Anshuman Pandey 2015‑11‑17 L2/15‑330
Sample Pulled Rickshaw
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: 🌐 + ♀️ = 🌐‍♀️]
Sample Mars [ZWJ sequence: 🌐 + ♂️ = 🌐‍♂️]
Sample Jupiter [ZWJ sequence: 🌐 + = 🌐‍♃]
Sample Uranus [ZWJ sequence: 🌐 + = 🌐‍♅]
Sample Neptune [ZWJ sequence: 🌐 + = 🌐‍♆]
Sample Pluto [ZWJ sequence: 🌐 + = 🌐‍♇]
Sample Molecule Sam Lemonick, Alli McKee, Jessica Morrison, Anna Smylie, Craig Cummings 2017‑04‑18 L2/17‑113
Sample Fossil Fish
Sample Impact Crater
Sample Warming Earth
Sample Landslide
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*
Sample Gurdwara Jessica Saggu, Girish Dalvi 2021‑06‑02 L2/21‑195
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 (menstrual pad) Svenska Cellulosa AB 2016‑03‑21 L2/16‑126
Sample Cramps (hot water bottle)
Sample Erlenmeyer Flask Sam Lemonick, Alli McKee, Jessica Morrison, Anna Smylie, Craig Cummings 2017‑04‑18 L2/17‑113
Sample Rock Hammer
Sample Bunsen Burner
Sample Seismogram
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
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
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
Sample Heart with Knife [ZWJ sequence: ❤️ + 🔪 = ❤️‍🔪] Ivana Jovic 2017‑06‑28 L2/17‑228
Flags
Flag for Alabama [tag sequence: 🏴usal = 🏴󠁵󠁳󠁡󠁬󠁿] Kyle Condra 2016‑08‑13 (L2/17‑382)
Flag for Alaska [tag sequence: 🏴usak = 🏴󠁵󠁳󠁡󠁫󠁿]
Flag for Arizona [tag sequence: 🏴usaz = 🏴󠁵󠁳󠁡󠁺󠁿]
Flag for Arkansas [tag sequence: 🏴usar = 🏴󠁵󠁳󠁡󠁲󠁿]
Flag for California [tag sequence: 🏴usca = 🏴󠁵󠁳󠁣󠁡󠁿]
Sample Flag for Colorado [tag sequence: 🏴usco = 🏴󠁵󠁳󠁣󠁯󠁿]
Flag for Connecticut [tag sequence: 🏴usct = 🏴󠁵󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿]
Flag for Delaware [tag sequence: 🏴usde = 🏴󠁵󠁳󠁤󠁥󠁿]
Flag for Florida [tag sequence: 🏴usfl = 🏴󠁵󠁳󠁦󠁬󠁿]
Sample Flag for Georgia [tag sequence: 🏴usga = 🏴󠁵󠁳󠁧󠁡󠁿]
Flag for Hawaiʻi [tag sequence: 🏴ushi = 🏴󠁵󠁳󠁨󠁩󠁿]
Flag for Idaho [tag sequence: 🏴usid = 🏴󠁵󠁳󠁩󠁤󠁿]
Flag for Illinois [tag sequence: 🏴usil = 🏴󠁵󠁳󠁩󠁬󠁿]
Flag for Indiana [tag sequence: 🏴usin = 🏴󠁵󠁳󠁩󠁮󠁿]
Flag for Iowa [tag sequence: 🏴usia = 🏴󠁵󠁳󠁩󠁡󠁿]
Flag for Kansas [tag sequence: 🏴usks = 🏴󠁵󠁳󠁫󠁳󠁿]
Flag for Kentucky [tag sequence: 🏴usky = 🏴󠁵󠁳󠁫󠁹󠁿]
Flag for Louisiana [tag sequence: 🏴usla = 🏴󠁵󠁳󠁬󠁡󠁿]
Flag for Maine [tag sequence: 🏴usme = 🏴󠁵󠁳󠁭󠁥󠁿]
Flag for Maryland [tag sequence: 🏴usmd = 🏴󠁵󠁳󠁭󠁤󠁿]
Flag for Massachusetts [tag sequence: 🏴usma = 🏴󠁵󠁳󠁭󠁡󠁿]
Flag for Michigan [tag sequence: 🏴usmi = 🏴󠁵󠁳󠁭󠁩󠁿]
Flag for Minnesota [tag sequence: 🏴usmn = 🏴󠁵󠁳󠁭󠁮󠁿]
Flag for Mississippi [tag sequence: 🏴usms = 🏴󠁵󠁳󠁭󠁳󠁿]
Flag for Missouri [tag sequence: 🏴usmo = 🏴󠁵󠁳󠁭󠁯󠁿]
Flag for Montana [tag sequence: 🏴usmt = 🏴󠁵󠁳󠁭󠁴󠁿]
Flag for Nebraska [tag sequence: 🏴usne = 🏴󠁵󠁳󠁮󠁥󠁿]
Flag for Nevada [tag sequence: 🏴usnv = 🏴󠁵󠁳󠁮󠁶󠁿]
Flag for New Hampshire [tag sequence: 🏴usnh = 🏴󠁵󠁳󠁮󠁨󠁿]
Flag for New Jersey [tag sequence: 🏴usnj = 🏴󠁵󠁳󠁮󠁪󠁿]
Flag for New Mexico [tag sequence: 🏴usnm = 🏴󠁵󠁳󠁮󠁭󠁿]
Flag for New York [tag sequence: 🏴usny = 🏴󠁵󠁳󠁮󠁹󠁿]
Flag for North Carolina [tag sequence: 🏴usnc = 🏴󠁵󠁳󠁮󠁣󠁿]
Flag for North Dakota [tag sequence: 🏴usnd = 🏴󠁵󠁳󠁮󠁤󠁿]
Flag for Ohio [tag sequence: 🏴usoh = 🏴󠁵󠁳󠁯󠁨󠁿]
Flag for Oklahoma [tag sequence: 🏴usok = 🏴󠁵󠁳󠁯󠁫󠁿]
Flag for Oregon [tag sequence: 🏴usor = 🏴󠁵󠁳󠁯󠁲󠁿]
Flag for Pennsylvania [tag sequence: 🏴uspa = 🏴󠁵󠁳󠁰󠁡󠁿]
Flag for Rhode Island [tag sequence: 🏴usri = 🏴󠁵󠁳󠁲󠁩󠁿]
Flag for South Carolina [tag sequence: 🏴ussc = 🏴󠁵󠁳󠁳󠁣󠁿]
Flag for South Dakota [tag sequence: 🏴ussd = 🏴󠁵󠁳󠁳󠁤󠁿]
Flag for Tennessee [tag sequence: 🏴ustn = 🏴󠁵󠁳󠁴󠁮󠁿]
Sample Flag for Texas [tag sequence: 🏴ustx = 🏴󠁵󠁳󠁴󠁸󠁿]
Flag for Utah [tag sequence: 🏴usut = 🏴󠁵󠁳󠁵󠁴󠁿]
Flag for Vermont [tag sequence: 🏴usvt = 🏴󠁵󠁳󠁶󠁴󠁿]
Flag for Virginia [tag sequence: 🏴usva = 🏴󠁵󠁳󠁶󠁡󠁿]
Flag for Washington [tag sequence: 🏴uswa = 🏴󠁵󠁳󠁷󠁡󠁿]
Flag for West Virginia [tag sequence: 🏴uswv = 🏴󠁵󠁳󠁷󠁶󠁿]
Flag for Wisconsin [tag sequence: 🏴uswi = 🏴󠁵󠁳󠁷󠁩󠁿]
Flag for Wyoming [tag sequence: 🏴uswy = 🏴󠁵󠁳󠁷󠁹󠁿]
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
Sample Emoji Modifier Colour Light Blue
Sample Emoji Modifier Colour Pink
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
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
Sample U+1F93B 🤻 Modern Pentathlon Hiroyuki Komatsu 2015‑07‑31 L2/15‑196R4
Sample U+1F946 🥆 Rifle
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 🤚, or alternatively 🫸 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.