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Glyph for U+1FA95
Source: Noto Emoji

U+1FA95 Banjo

U+1FA95 was added in Unicode version 12.0 in 2019. It belongs to the block U+1FA70 to U+1FAFF Symbols and Pictographs Extended-A 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. Its East Asian Width is wide. In bidirectional text it acts as Other Neutral. When changing direction it is not mirrored. U+1FA95 offers a line break opportunity at its position, except in some numeric contexts.

The CLDR project calls this character β€œbanjo” for use in screen reading software. It assigns these additional labels, e.g. for search in emoji pickers: music, stringed.

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: πŸͺ•οΈŽ See the Emojipedia for more details on this character’s emoji properties.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

The banjo is a stringed instrument with a thin membrane stretched over a frame or cavity to form a resonator. The membrane is typically circular, in modern forms usually made of plastic, originally of animal skin. Early forms of the instrument were fashioned by African Americans and had African antecedents. In the 19th century, interest in the instrument was spread across the United States and United Kingdom by traveling shows of the 19th century minstrel show fad, followed by mass-production and mail-order sales, including instruction method books. The inexpensive or home-made banjo remained part of rural folk culture, but 5-string and 4-string banjos also became popular for home parlor music entertainment, college music clubs, and early 20th century jazz bands. By the early 21st century, the banjo was most frequently associated with folk, bluegrass and country music, but was also used in some rock, pop and even hip-hop music. Among rock bands, the Eagles, Led Zeppelin, and the Grateful Dead have used the five-string banjo in some of their songs. Some famous pickers of the banjo are Ralph Stanley and Earl Scruggs.

Historically, the banjo occupied a central place in Black American traditional music and rural folk culture before entering the mainstream via the minstrel shows of the 19th century. Along with the fiddle, the banjo is a mainstay of American styles of music, such as bluegrass and old-time music. It is also very frequently used in Dixieland jazz, as well as in Caribbean genres like biguine, calypso, mento and troubadour.


System Representation
NΒΊ 129685
UTF-8 F0 9F AA 95
UTF-16 D8 3E DE 95
UTF-32 00 01 FA 95
URL-Quoted %F0%9F%AA%95
HTML hex reference 🪕
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake Γ°ΕΈΒͺβ€’


Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 12.0 (2019)
Unicode Name (na) BANJO
Unicode 1 Name (na1) β€”
Block (blk) Symbols and Pictographs Extended-A
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) Glyph for U+1FA95 Banjo
Lowercase (Lower) ✘
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) Glyph for U+1FA95 Banjo
Lowercase Mapping (lc) Glyph for U+1FA95 Banjo
Uppercase (Upper) ✘
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) Glyph for U+1FA95 Banjo
Uppercase Mapping (uc) Glyph for U+1FA95 Banjo
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) Glyph for U+1FA95 Banjo
Titlecase Mapping (tc) Glyph for U+1FA95 Banjo
Case Folding (cf) Glyph for U+1FA95 Banjo
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex) ✘
Alphabetic (Alpha) ✘
Bidi Control (Bidi_C) ✘
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M) ✘
Composition Exclusion (CE) ✘
Case Ignorable (CI) ✘
Changes When Casefolded (CWCF) ✘
Changes When Casemapped (CWCM) ✘
Changes When NFKC Casefolded (CWKCF) ✘
Changes When Lowercased (CWL) ✘
Changes When Titlecased (CWT) ✘
Changes When Uppercased (CWU) ✘
Cased (Cased) ✘
Full Composition Exclusion (Comp_Ex) ✘
Default Ignorable Code Point (DI) ✘
Dash (Dash) ✘
Deprecated (Dep) ✘
Diacritic (Dia) ✘
Emoji Modifier Base (EBase) ✘
Emoji Component (EComp) ✘
Emoji Modifier (EMod) ✘
Emoji Presentation (EPres) βœ”
Emoji (Emoji) βœ”
Extender (Ext) ✘
Extended Pictographic (ExtPict) βœ”
FC NFKC Closure (FC_NFKC) Glyph for U+1FA95 Banjo
Grapheme Cluster Break (GCB) Any
Grapheme Base (Gr_Base) βœ”
Grapheme Extend (Gr_Ext) ✘
Grapheme Link (Gr_Link) ✘
Hex Digit (Hex) ✘
Hyphen (Hyphen) ✘
ID Continue (IDC) ✘
ID Start (IDS) ✘
IDS Binary Operator (IDSB) ✘
IDS Trinary Operator and (IDST) ✘
ID_Compat_Math_Continue (ID_Compat_Math_Continue) 0
ID_Compat_Math_Start (ID_Compat_Math_Start) 0
Ideographic (Ideo) ✘
InCB (InCB) None
Indic Mantra Category (InMC) β€”
Indic Positional Category (InPC) NA
Indic Syllabic Category (InSC) Other
Jamo Short Name (JSN) β€”
Join Control (Join_C) ✘
Logical Order Exception (LOE) ✘
Math (Math) ✘
Noncharacter Code Point (NChar) ✘
NFC Quick Check (NFC_QC) Yes
NFD Quick Check (NFD_QC) Yes
NFKC Casefold (NFKC_CF) Glyph for U+1FA95 Banjo
NFKC Quick Check (NFKC_QC) Yes
NFKC_SCF (NFKC_SCF) Glyph for U+1FA95 Banjo
NFKD Quick Check (NFKD_QC) Yes
Other Alphabetic (OAlpha) ✘
Other Default Ignorable Code Point (ODI) ✘
Other Grapheme Extend (OGr_Ext) ✘
Other ID Continue (OIDC) ✘
Other ID Start (OIDS) ✘
Other Lowercase (OLower) ✘
Other Math (OMath) ✘
Other Uppercase (OUpper) ✘
Prepended Concatenation Mark (PCM) ✘
Pattern Syntax (Pat_Syn) ✘
Pattern White Space (Pat_WS) ✘
Quotation Mark (QMark) ✘
Regional Indicator (RI) ✘
Radical (Radical) ✘
Sentence Break (SB) Other
Soft Dotted (SD) ✘
Sentence Terminal (STerm) ✘
Terminal Punctuation (Term) ✘
Unified Ideograph (UIdeo) ✘
Variation Selector (VS) ✘
Word Break (WB) Other
White Space (WSpace) ✘
XID Continue (XIDC) ✘
XID Start (XIDS) ✘
Expands On NFC (XO_NFC) ✘
Expands On NFD (XO_NFD) ✘
Expands On NFKC (XO_NFKC) ✘
Expands On NFKD (XO_NFKD) ✘
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) Glyph for U+1FA95 Banjo
Bidi Paired Bracket Type (bpt) None
East Asian Width (ea) wide
Hangul Syllable Type (hst) Not Applicable
ISO 10646 Comment (isc) β€”
Joining Group (jg) No_Joining_Group
Joining Type (jt) Non Joining
Line Break (lb) Ideographic
Numeric Type (nt) none
Numeric Value (nv) not a number
Simple Case Folding (scf) Glyph for U+1FA95 Banjo
Script Extension (scx)
Vertical Orientation (vo) U