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Glyph for U+1F3AF
Source: Noto Emoji

U+1F3AF Direct Hit

U+1F3AF was added to Unicode in version 6.0 (2010). It belongs to the block U+1F300 to U+1F5FF Miscellaneous Symbols and Pictographs in the U+10000 to U+1FFFF 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 archery target and hitting the target.

The glyph is not a composition. It has a Wide East Asian Width. In bidirectional context it acts as Other Neutral and is not mirrored. In text U+1F3AF behaves as Ideographic regarding line breaks. It has type Other for sentence and Other for word breaks. The Grapheme Cluster Break is Any.

The CLDR project labels this character “bullseye” for use in screen reading software. It assigns additional tags, e.g. for search in emoji pickers: dart, direct hit, game, hit, target.

This character is designated as an emoji. It will be rendered as colorful emoji on conforming platforms. To reduce it to a monochrome character, you can combine it with Glyph for U+FE0E Variation Selector-15: 🎯︎ See the Emojipedia for more details on this character’s emoji properties.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

The bullseye or bull's eye has, since 1833, been the name for the center of a target and, by extension, since 1857, has been given to any throw, toss, or shot that hits the center.

In a further development, success in an endeavor in which there is such inherent difficulty that most people are far more likely to choose, do, or identify something that is either unfortunately only close to or dismissively far from the ideal or necessary thing to choose can be called "hitting the bull's eye."

The term "bullseye" had been used since the Middle Ages to describe a hole, in particular where the breadth and thickness of the object was much larger than the hole. In this sense, it was commonly used to describe the pontil mark on medieval crown-glass windows, where a blob of molten glass was attached to a pole and spun rapidly to flatten it out into a large disk, from which windows were cut. The center was much thicker with a small divot where the pole was attached, and this was referred to as the bullseye. The bullseye was too thick for making windows, but often used for making crown-glass lenses or deck prisms in ships, to let in light to the hold below deck, and these were also called bullseyes. This thick glass was also called the crown, and the term bullseye became a slang term to refer to the British crown coin. Its use to describe the center of a target was first recorded in 1833.

In some archery traditions, the term "gold" is used in preference to "bullseye". In target archery, hitting the center ring of an international target is worth 10 points, or 9 points if it's an Imperial target.

In Japanese archery, known as Kyūdō, the bullseye is called "zuboshi". The term is also used as idiomatic slang just as it is in English, to note that someone has done or said something that hits "right on the nose."

In darts, the bullseye is located 5 foot 8 inches (1.73m) above the floor. Before the start of a match players will usually throw closest to the bullseye to decide who has the advantage of throwing first. An inner bullseye (sometimes referred to as a "double bullseye" in amateur play) is a smaller, inner circle and counts for 50 points while an outer bull is worth 25 points. In the World Grand Prix, which has a double start format, an inner bullseye can begin a leg. In the dart golf game, the bullseye is used as part of a three-part tie breaker that also includes the treble twenty.

Hitting three bullseyes in darts is known as the "Alan Evans shot".


System Representation
UTF-8 F0 9F 8E AF
UTF-16 D8 3C DF AF
UTF-32 00 01 F3 AF
URL-Quoted %F0%9F%8E%AF
HTML hex reference 🎯
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake 🎯
alias archery target
alias hitting the target


Complete Record

Property Value
Age 6.0 (2010)
Unicode Name DIRECT HIT
Unicode 1 Name
Block Miscellaneous Symbols and Arrows
General Category Other Symbol
Script Common
Bidirectional Category Other Neutral
Combining Class Not Reordered
Decomposition Type None
Decomposition Mapping Glyph for U+1F3AF Direct Hit
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+1F3AF Direct Hit
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+1F3AF Direct Hit
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+1F3AF Direct Hit
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+1F3AF Direct Hit
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+1F3AF Direct Hit
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+1F3AF Direct Hit
Case Folding Glyph for U+1F3AF Direct Hit
ASCII Hex Digit
Bidi Control
Bidi Mirrored
Composition Exclusion
Case Ignorable
Changes When Casefolded
Changes When Casemapped
Changes When NFKC Casefolded
Changes When Lowercased
Changes When Titlecased
Changes When Uppercased
Full Composition Exclusion
Default Ignorable Code Point
Emoji Modifier Base
Emoji Component
Emoji Modifier
Emoji Presentation
Extended Pictographic
FC NFKC Closure Glyph for U+1F3AF Direct Hit
Grapheme Cluster Break Any
Grapheme Base
Grapheme Extend
Grapheme Link
Hex Digit
ID Continue
ID Start
IDS Binary Operator
IDS Trinary Operator and
ID_Compat_Math_Continue 0
ID_Compat_Math_Start 0
InCB None
Indic Mantra Category
Indic Positional Category NA
Indic Syllabic Category Other
Jamo Short Name
Join Control
Logical Order Exception
Noncharacter Code Point
NFC Quick Check Yes
NFD Quick Check Yes
NFKC Casefold Glyph for U+1F3AF Direct Hit
NFKC Quick Check Yes
NFKC_SCF Glyph for U+1F3AF Direct Hit
NFKD Quick Check Yes
Other Alphabetic
Other Default Ignorable Code Point
Other Grapheme Extend
Other ID Continue
Other ID Start
Other Lowercase
Other Math
Other Uppercase
Prepended Concatenation Mark
Pattern Syntax
Pattern White Space
Quotation Mark
Regional Indicator
Sentence Break Other
Soft Dotted
Sentence Terminal
Terminal Punctuation
Unified Ideograph
Variation Selector
Word Break Other
White Space
XID Continue
XID Start
Expands On NFC
Expands On NFD
Expands On NFKC
Expands On NFKD
Bidi Paired Bracket Glyph for U+1F3AF Direct Hit
Bidi Paired Bracket Type None
East Asian Width Wide
Hangul Syllable Type Not Applicable
ISO 10646 Comment
Joining Group No_Joining_Group
Joining Type Non Joining
Line Break Ideographic
Numeric Type None
Numeric Value not a number
Simple Case Folding Glyph for U+1F3AF Direct Hit
Script Extension
Vertical Orientation U