Enclosed Ideographic Supplement
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Enclosed Ideographic Supplement is a
Unicode block A Unicode block is one of several contiguous ranges of numeric character codes (code point In character encoding terminology, a code point or code position is any of the numerical values that make up the ''codespace''. Many code points represent ...
containing forms of characters and words from Chinese, Japanese and Korean enclosed within or stylised as squares, brackets, or circles. It contains three such characters containing one or more
kana The term may refer to a number of syllabaries In the linguistic Linguistics is the science, scientific study of language. It encompasses the analysis of every aspect of language, as well as the methods for studying and modeling them. ...

kana
, and many containing CJK ideographs. Many of its characters were added for compatibility with the Japanese
ARIB STD-B24Broadcast Markup Language, or BML, is an XML-based standard developed by Japan's Association of Radio Industries and Businesses as a data broadcasting specification for digital television broadcasting. It is a data-transmission service allowing text ...
standard. Six symbols from
Chinese folk religion Chinese folk religion, also known as Chinese popular religion, is a general term covering a range of traditional religious practices of , including the . Vivienne Wee described it as "an empty bowl, which can variously be filled with the ...
were added in Unicode version 10.


Block


Emoji

The Enclosed Ideographic Supplement block contains fifteen
emoji An emoji ( ; plural emoji or emojis) is a pictogram A pictogram, also called a pictogramme, pictograph, or simply picto, and in computer usage an icon An icon (from the Greek language, Greek 'image, resemblance') is a religious work ...

emoji
: U+1F201–U+1F202, U+1F21A, U+1F22F, U+1F232–U+1F23A and U+1F250–U+1F251. The block has eight standardized variants defined to specify emoji-style (U+FE0F VS16) or text presentation (U+FE0E VS15) for the following four base characters: U+1F202, U+1F21A, U+1F22F and U+1F237.


History

The following Unicode-related documents record the purpose and process of defining specific characters in the Enclosed Ideographic Supplement block:


See also

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CJK Unified Ideographs The Chinese, Japanese and Korean (CJK) scripts share a common background, collectively known as CJK characters In internationalization, CJK characters is a collective term for the Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Korean may refer to: People ...
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Hiragana (Unicode block) Hiragana is a Unicode block A Unicode block is one of several contiguous ranges of numeric character codes (code point In character encoding terminology, a code point or code position is any of the numerical values that make up the ''codespace' ...
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Katakana (Unicode block) Katakana is a Unicode block A Unicode block is one of several contiguous ranges of numeric character codes (code point In character encoding terminology, a code point or code position is any of the numerical values that make up the ''codespace'' ...


References

{{CJK ideographs in Unicode Ideographic Supplement, Enclosed