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Glyph for U+1F60A
Source: Noto Emoji

U+1F60A Smiling Face with Smiling Eyes

U+1F60A was added to Unicode in version 6.0 (2010). It belongs to the block U+1F600 to U+1F64F Emoticons 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 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+1F60A 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 β€œsmiling face with smiling eyes” for use in screen reading software. It assigns additional tags, e.g. for search in emoji pickers: blush, eye, face, smile, smiling face with smiling eyes.

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.

On Youtube this character is sometimes wrongly displayed as U0001f60a.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

A smiley, sometimes referred to as a smiley face, is a basic ideogram that represents a smiling face. Since the 1950s it has become part of popular culture worldwide, used either as a standalone ideogram, or as a form of communication, such as emoticons. The smiley began as two dots and a line to represent eyes and a mouth. More elaborate designs in the 1950s emerged, with noses, eyebrows, and outlines. A yellow and black design was used by New York-based radio station WMCA for its "Good Guys" campaign in the early 1960s. More yellow-and-black designs appeared in the 1960s and '70s, including works by Franklin Loufrani and Harvey Ross Ball. Today, The Smiley Company holds many rights to the smiley ideogram and has become one of the biggest licensing companies globally.

In the 1970s Loufrani trademarked the name and his design in France while working as a journalist for France Soir. Competing terms were used such as smiling face and happy face before consensus was reached on the term smiley, less often spelled "smilie".

Today, the smiley face has evolved from an ideogram into a template for communication and use in written language. This began with Scott Fahlman in the 1980s when he first theorized ascii characters could be used to create faces and demonstrate emotion in text. Since then, those Fahlman's designs have become digital pictograms, known as emoticons. They are loosely based on the ideograms designed in the 1960s and 70s, continuing with the yellow and black design.

Representations

System Representation
NΒΊ 128522
UTF-8 F0 9F 98 8A
UTF-16 D8 3D DE 0A
UTF-32 00 01 F6 0A
URL-Quoted %F0%9F%98%8A
HTML-Escape 😊
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake 😊

Elsewhere

Complete Record

Property Value
Age 6.0 (2010)
Unicode Name SMILING FACE WITH SMILING EYES
Unicode 1 Name β€”
Block Emoticons
General Category Other Symbol
Script Common
Bidirectional Category Other Neutral
Combining Class Not Reordered
Decomposition Type None
Decomposition Mapping Glyph for U+1F60A Smiling Face with Smiling Eyes
Lowercase ✘
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+1F60A Smiling Face with Smiling Eyes
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+1F60A Smiling Face with Smiling Eyes
Uppercase ✘
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+1F60A Smiling Face with Smiling Eyes
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+1F60A Smiling Face with Smiling Eyes
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+1F60A Smiling Face with Smiling Eyes
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+1F60A Smiling Face with Smiling Eyes
Case Folding Glyph for U+1F60A Smiling Face with Smiling Eyes
ASCII Hex Digit ✘
Alphabetic ✘
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 ✘
Cased ✘
Full Composition Exclusion ✘
Default Ignorable Code Point ✘
Dash ✘
Deprecated ✘
Diacritic ✘
Emoji Modifier Base ✘
Emoji Component ✘
Emoji Modifier ✘
Emoji Presentation βœ”
Emoji βœ”
Extender ✘
Extended Pictographic βœ”
FC NFKC Closure Glyph for U+1F60A Smiling Face with Smiling Eyes
Grapheme Cluster Break Any
Grapheme Base βœ”
Grapheme Extend ✘
Grapheme Link ✘
Hex Digit ✘
Hyphen ✘
ID Continue ✘
ID Start ✘
IDS Binary Operator ✘
IDS Trinary Operator and ✘
Ideographic ✘
Indic Mantra Category β€”
Indic Positional Category NA
Indic Syllabic Category Other
Jamo Short Name β€”
Join Control ✘
Logical Order Exception ✘
Math ✘
Noncharacter Code Point ✘
NFC Quick Check Yes
NFD Quick Check Yes
NFKC Casefold Glyph for U+1F60A Smiling Face with Smiling Eyes
NFKC Quick Check Yes
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 ✘
Radical ✘
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+1F60A Smiling Face with Smiling Eyes
Bidi Paired Bracket Type None
East Asian Width Wide
Hangul Syllable Type Not Applicable
ISO 10646 Comment β€”
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+1F60A Smiling Face with Smiling Eyes
Script Extension
Vertical Orientation U