” meaning: VARIATION SELECTOR-16 Emoji

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Meaning and Description

Variation selector-16 is a Unicode character, which specifies that the previous character should be displayed in Emoji style. It is only required when the previous character is displayed in text style by default. Its Unicode code point is U+FE0F.
The variation selector 16 is an Emoji, but it is always used after another Emoji. When used alone, it is an invisible character.
Usually used in the emoji ZWJ sequence, one or more characters in the sequence have text and emoji representation, but are displayed in text (black and white) by default.

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The meaning of emoji symbol is VARIATION SELECTOR-16.

Wikipedia: Variation Selectors (Unicode block)
Variation Selectors is a Unicode block containing 16 Variation Selector format. They are used to specify a specific glyph variant for a preceding character. They are currently used to specify standardized variation sequences for mathematical symbols, emoji symbols, 'Phags-pa letters, and CJK unified ideographs corresponding to CJK compatibility ideographs. At present only standardized variation sequences with VS1, VS2, VS3, VS15 and VS16 have been defined; VS15 and VS16 are reserved to request that a character should be displayed as text or as an emoji respectively.These combining characters are named variation selector-1 (for U+FE00) through to variation selector-16 (U+FE0F), and are abbreviated VS1 – VS16. Each applies to the immediately preceding character. As of Unicode 11.0: CJK compatibility ideograph variation sequences contain VS1–VS3 (U+FE00–U+FE02) CJK Unified Ideographs Extension A and B variation sequences contain VS1 (U+FE00) and VS2 (U+FE01) Emoji variation sequences contain VS16 (U+FE0F) for emoji-style (with color) or VS15 (U+FE0E) for text style (monochrome) Basic Latin, Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms, Manichaean, Myanmar, Myanmar Extended-A, Phags-pa, and mathematical variation sequences contain only VS1 (U+FE00) VS4–VS14 (U+FE03–U+FE0D) are not used for any variation sequencesThis list is continued in the Variation Selectors Supplement. 🔗 Variation Selectors (Unicode block)
🌐: Unicodeblock Variantenselektoren, Table des caractères Unicode/UFE00, Variation Selectors (blok Unicode), 變體選擇符 (Unicode區段).

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Basic Information

Codepoint: U+FE0F Copy
Decimal: ALT+65039
Unicode Version: 3.2 (2002-03)
Emoji Version: 11.0 (2018-05-21)
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