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The USB, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth symbols.

A spray can to represent spray paint, insect spray, or spray lubricant.

There's a power plug but no power socket.

There's no staples or stapler.

There are no appliances—no oven, microwave, toaster, mixer, washer, or vacuum cleaner.

There's no traffic cone.






> The USB, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth symbols.

I believe those are all trademarked. Unicode tries to avoid those.

> A spray can to represent spray paint, insect spray, or spray lubricant.

Interesting idea! I wonder if there'd be any interest in getting wider coverage of other bitmap paint tools: rectangular selection, lasso, paint bucket...

> There's a power plug but no power socket.

That's problematic from a localization perspective, as electrical sockets vary widely from country to country, and some of them may be difficult to recognize as a socket at a small size. For example, some European countries use a socket which is made of three circular pins in a straight line -- it'd just look like an ellipsis.

Besides, there isn't a lot of symbolic meaning that's conveyed by a socket that couldn't be expressed just as well with a plug.

> There's no staples or stapler.

Maybe. There isn't a lot of symbolic meaning to these either, though.

> There are no appliances—no oven, microwave, toaster, mixer, washer, or vacuum cleaner.

A lot of those will just look like white boxes at text size, and -- again -- they don't have a lot of symbolic meaning.

You might be able to make a case for an upright vacuum cleaner, though, since that's visually distinctive and is associated with cleaning.

> There's no traffic cone.

Oh, I like that idea. It's got some symbolic meanings, too, like "warning" and "under construction". There is already a construction sign (U+1F6A7), though.


To be fair, a lot of existing unicode points don't really have a semantic meaning either. Eggplant only got a semantic meaning after becoming a part of unicode.

It means aubergine, doesn't it? At least originally. It's distinctive.

For cleaning, a broom is probably better than a vacuum cleaner.

A broom already exists 🧹


"Aubergine" and "eggplant" refer to the same vegetable. The "semantic meaning" is probably the NSFW one.

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The Bluetooth logo is two runes, which perhaps could have a zero width joiner between them in iOS emoji abuse style.


I guess the power socket might prove contentious, since they look very different across countries... power plugs, although variable, can be identified more easily since they look more alike and have a power cord attached.

The traffic cone would be good for VLC! They could give rename their app so the name matches the icon :-) That got me thinking: are there any common apps that use emojis in their name?


Rename VLC to “TRAFFIC CONE GLYPH”?

A dim/dark light bulb to complement the bright light bulb.

The mouse pointer symbol.

More than one breed of dog.




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