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U+1F56F CANDLE

U+1F56F was added to Unicode in version 7.0 (2014). 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+1F56F 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 candle is a solid block of wax with an embedded ignitable wick that provides light, and in some cases, a fragrance. It can also be used to provide heat, or as a method of keeping time.

A candle manufacturer is traditionally known as a chandler. Various devices have been invented to hold candles, from simple tabletop candle holders to elaborate chandeliers.

For a candle to burn, a heat source (commonly a naked flame) is used to light the candle's wick, which melts and vaporizes a small amount of fuel (the wax). Once vaporized, the fuel combines with oxygen in the atmosphere to ignite and form a constant flame. This flame provides sufficient heat to keep the candle burning via a self-sustaining chain of events: the heat of the flame melts the top of the mass of solid fuel; the liquefied fuel then moves upward through the wick via capillary action; the liquefied fuel finally vaporizes to burn within the candle's flame.

As the mass of solid fuel is melted and consumed, the candle becomes shorter. Portions of the wick that are not emitting vaporized fuel are consumed in the flame. The incineration of the wick limits the exposed length of the wick, thus maintaining a constant burning temperature and rate of fuel consumption. Some wicks require regular trimming with scissors (or a specialized wick trimmer), usually to about one-quarter inch (~0.7ย cm), to promote slower, steady burning, and also to prevent smoking. In early times, the wick needed to be trimmed quite frequently. Special candle-scissors, referred to as "snuffers" were produced for this purpose in the 20th century and were often combined with an extinguisher. In modern candles, the wick is constructed so that it curves over as it burns. This ensures that the end of the wick gets oxygen and is then consumed by fireโ€”a self-trimming wick.

Representations

System Representation
Nยบ 128367
UTF-8 F0 9F 95 AF
UTF-16 D8 3D DD 6F
UTF-32 00 01 F5 6F
URL-Quoted %F0%9F%95%AF
HTML-Escape 🕯
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake รฐยŸย•ยฏ

Elsewhere

Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 7.0
Unicode Name (na) CANDLE
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˜