RE: Suggestion for new dingbats/symbols

From: Michel Suignard <>
Date: Fri, 24 May 2013 18:40:17 +0000

> I found many icons I was looking for, yes... but the shopping cart one is missing... the closest one is U+1F6CD (SHOPPING BAGS) which is close enough for representing a shopping cart.

Encoding pictographic symbols into Unicode is not an exact science. Typically they get added through some major repertoire pushes (the last ones were the Emoji set and the Wingings/Webdings). Quite a few more pictographs got added by similarity.
It takes some use evidence in running text to make a case for more of those. Then you need to create a proposal document with these evidence, a font containing this/these characters and convince the UTC/WG2 crowd that it is a worthwhile addition. For being the culprit behind many 100s of these additions, I can say it is a tough crowd and it takes some effort.

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