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U+1F3AE VIDEO GAME

U+1F3AE was added to Unicode in version 6.0 (2010). It belongs to the block Miscellaneous Symbols and Pictographs in the Supplementary Multilingual Plane.

This character is a Other Symbol and is commonly used, that is, in no specific script. The character is also known as video game controller.

The glyph is not a composition. It has a Neutral East Asian Width. In bidirectional context it acts as Other Neutral and is not mirrored. In text U+1F3AE behaves as Ideographic regarding line breaks. It has type Other for sentence and Other for word breaks. The Grapheme Cluster Break is Any.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

A game controller is a device used with games or entertainment systems to provide input to a video game, typically to control an object or character in the game. A controller is usually connected to a game console or computer by means of a wire or cord, although, since the mid-2000s, wireless controllers have become widespread. Input devices that have been classified as game controllers include keyboards, mice, gamepads, joysticks, etc. Special purpose devices, such as steering wheels for driving games and light guns for shooting games, are also game controllers.

Game controllers have been designed and improved over the years to be as user friendly as possible. The Microsoft Xbox controller, with its shoulder triggers that mimic actual triggers such as those found on guns, has become popular for shooting games. Some controllers are designed to be deliberately best for one type of game, such as steering wheels for driving games, or dance pads for dancing games.

One of the first video game controllers was a simple dial and single button, used to control the game Tennis for Two. Since then, controllers have evolved to include directional pads, multiple buttons, joysticks, motion detection, analog sticks, touch screens, and a plethora of other features.

Representations

System Representation
Nยบ 127918
UTF-8 F0 9F 8E AE
UTF-16 D8 3C DF AE
UTF-32 00 01 F3 AE
URL-Quoted %F0%9F%8E%AE
HTML-Escape 🎮
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake รฐยŸยŽยฎ
alias video game controller

Elsewhere

Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 6.0
Unicode Name (na) VIDEO GAME
Unicode 1 Name (na1) โ€”
Block (blk) Misc_Pictographs
General Category (gc) Other Symbol
Script (sc) Common
Bidirectional Category (bc) Other Neutral
Combining Class (ccc) Not Reordered
Decomposition Type (dt) None
Decomposition Mapping (dm) ๐ŸŽฎ
Lowercase (Lower) โœ˜
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) ๐ŸŽฎ
Lowercase Mapping (lc) ๐ŸŽฎ
Uppercase (Upper) โœ˜
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) ๐ŸŽฎ
Uppercase Mapping (uc) ๐ŸŽฎ
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) ๐ŸŽฎ
Titlecase Mapping (tc) ๐ŸŽฎ
Case Folding (cf) ๐ŸŽฎ
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex) โœ˜
Alphabetic (Alpha) โœ˜
Bidi Control (Bidi_C) โœ˜
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M) โœ˜
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) ๐ŸŽฎ
Bidi Paired Bracket Type (bpt) None
Cased (Cased) โœ˜
Composition Exclusion (CE) โœ˜
Case Ignorable (CI) โœ˜
Full Composition Exclusion (Comp_Ex) โœ˜
Changes When Casefolded (CWCF) โœ˜
Changes When Casemapped (CWCM) โœ˜
Changes When NFKC Casefolded (CWKCF) โœ˜
Changes When Lowercased (CWL) โœ˜
Changes When Titlecased (CWT) โœ˜
Changes When Uppercased (CWU) โœ˜
Dash (Dash) โœ˜
Deprecated (Dep) โœ˜
Default Ignorable Code Point (DI) โœ˜
Diacritic (Dia) โœ˜
East Asian Width (ea) Neutral
Extender (Ext) โœ˜
FC NFKC Closure (FC_NFKC) ๐ŸŽฎ
Grapheme Cluster Break (GCB) Any
Grapheme Base (Gr_Base) โœ”
Grapheme Extend (Gr_Ext) โœ˜
Hex Digit (Hex) โœ˜
Hangul Syllable Type (hst) Not Applicable
Hyphen (Hyphen) โœ˜
ID Continue (IDC) โœ˜
Ideographic (Ideo) โœ˜
ID Start (IDS) โœ˜
IDS Binary Operator (IDSB) โœ˜
IDS Trinary Operator and (IDST) โœ˜
InMC (InMC) โ€”
Indic Positional Category (InPC) NA
Indic Syllabic Category (InSC) Other
ISO 10646 Comment (isc) โ€”
Joining Group (jg) No_Joining_Group
Join Control (Join_C) โœ˜
Jamo Short Name (JSN) โ€”
Joining Type (jt) Non Joining
Line Break (lb) Ideographic
Logical Order Exception (LOE) โœ˜
Math (Math) โœ˜
Noncharacter Code Point (NChar) โœ˜
NFC Quick Check (NFC_QC) Yes
NFD Quick Check (NFD_QC) Yes
NFKC Casefold (NFKC_CF) ๐ŸŽฎ
NFKC Quick Check (NFKC_QC) Yes
NFKD Quick Check (NFKD_QC) Yes
Numeric Type (nt) None
Numeric Value (nv) NaN
Other Alphabetic (OAlpha) โœ˜
Other Default Ignorable Code Point (ODI) โœ˜
Other Grapheme Extend (OGr_Ext) โœ˜
Other ID Continue (OIDC) โœ˜
Other ID Start (OIDS) โœ˜
Other Lowercase (OLower) โœ˜
Other Math (OMath) โœ˜
Other Uppercase (OUpper) โœ˜
Pattern Syntax (Pat_Syn) โœ˜
Pattern White Space (Pat_WS) โœ˜
Quotation Mark (QMark) โœ˜
Radical (Radical) โœ˜
Sentence Break (SB) Other
Simple Case Folding (scf) ๐ŸŽฎ
Script Extension (scx) Common
Soft Dotted (SD) โœ˜
STerm (STerm) โœ˜
Terminal Punctuation (Term) โœ˜
Unified Ideograph (UIdeo) โœ˜
Variation Selector (VS) โœ˜
Word Break (WB) Other
White Space (WSpace) โœ˜
XID Continue (XIDC) โœ˜
XID Start (XIDS) โœ˜
Expands On NFC (XO_NFC) โœ˜
Expands On NFD (XO_NFD) โœ˜
Expands On NFKC (XO_NFKC) โœ˜
Expands On NFKD (XO_NFKD) โœ˜