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U+1F4EF POSTAL HORN

U+1F4EF 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 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+1F4EF 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:

The post horn (also posthorn, post-horn, or coach horn) is a valveless cylindrical brass or copper instrument with cupped mouthpiece, used to signal the arrival or departure of a post rider or mail coach. It was used especially by postilions of the 18th and 19th centuries. Mail coaches had tight schedules and travelled at high speed, given priority of way in most countries. Other road users were required to clear completely out of the way. The post horn also acted as a modern day siren, the sound travelling some distance ahead and giving warning of a fast approaching mail coach before it could be seen.

The instrument commonly had a circular or coiled shape with three turns of the tubing, though sometimes it was straight. It is therefore an example of a natural horn. The cornet was developed from the post horn by adding valves.

Mozart, Mahler, and others incorporated the instrument into their orchestras for certain pieces. On such occasions, the orchestra's horn player usually plays the instrument. One example of post horn use in modern classical music is the famous off-stage solo in Mahler's Third Symphony. Due to the scarcity of this instrument, however, music written for it is usually played on a trumpet or flugelhorn.

In 1844, the German cornet player Hermann Koenig wrote Post Horn Galop (Post Horn Gallop) as a solo for post horn with orchestral accompaniment. In the 20th century it became a popular piece for brass bands. During World War I wooden post horns were used as a means of collecting war donations via a method called the Nail Men. People would donate and in exchange be allowed to hammer a nail into the horn, until the horn was completely covered.

The instrument is still used as the logo of national post services in many countries.

The post horn is included in Unicode as U+1F4EF 📯 postal horn.

Representations

System Representation
Nยบ 128239
UTF-8 F0 9F 93 AF
UTF-16 D8 3D DC EF
UTF-32 00 01 F4 EF
URL-Quoted %F0%9F%93%AF
HTML-Escape 📯
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake รฐยŸย“ยฏ

Elsewhere

Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 6.0
Unicode Name (na) POSTAL HORN
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) ๐Ÿ“ฏ
Lowercase (Lower) โœ˜
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) ๐Ÿ“ฏ
Lowercase Mapping (lc) ๐Ÿ“ฏ
Uppercase (Upper) โœ˜
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) ๐Ÿ“ฏ
Uppercase Mapping (uc) ๐Ÿ“ฏ
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) ๐Ÿ“ฏ
Titlecase Mapping (tc) ๐Ÿ“ฏ
Case Folding (cf) ๐Ÿ“ฏ
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex) โœ˜
Alphabetic (Alpha) โœ˜
Bidi Control (Bidi_C) โœ˜
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M) โœ˜
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) ๐Ÿ“ฏ
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) ๐Ÿ“ฏ
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) ๐Ÿ“ฏ
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) ๐Ÿ“ฏ
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˜