Unicode Character 'PILE OF POO' (U+1F4A9)

Unicode Character 'PILE OF POO' (U+1F4A9)

Block: Miscellaneous Symbols And Pictographs
Category: Symbol, Other [So]
Index entries: POO, PILE OF
Comments: dog dirt
Version: Unicode 6.0.0 (October 2010)
HTML Entity: 💩

Though on my iMac it looks like this, which is far more festive.

I still say it's crazy that Unicode contains things like 💩 and ☃ and  but not .

Also I note that www.💩.com is still unregistered.

Previously, previously.

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22 Responses:

  1. body.four says:

    That "" is U+F8FF, which is in the private-use area. I don't think it renders the same on non-Apple OSes. It's not really part of unicode.

    "Pile of Poo" and "Snowman" are of course honest-to-god members of the unicode club though.

  2. Chris Davies says:

    I'm sure some enterprising unicode nerd could create a fair multi-glyph interpretation of the artist formerly known as' name. All the bits are there.

    • jwz says:

      That's not a bad idea! If someone can tell me what I need to paste into an iTunes text field to make it display correctly, that would be awesome.

    • You'd think so, but that curly thing is not well-represented. You can use combining marks for the rest: -⃓̬̊

  3. Robert Sneddon says:

    You can now get a plushie to go with your Unicode character:


  4. Don't worry, I made a webfont you can use until the rest of the world catches up:

    It's not as festive as the Apple one with its perky eyes, but it'll do.

  5. Pavel says:

    Weird rendering issues. It only shows up for me in Textmate.
    Blog: http://i.imgur.com/PVHX6.png
    Google reader: http://i.imgur.com/W1qze.png
    Emacs: http://i.imgur.com/kKgO1.png
    Textmate: http://i.imgur.com/t9QVE.png

    I'm glad that it's 2012, and that even text is still hard to get right.

    • It probably depends on the specifics of how font fallback works. I installed that Poop.ttf I made as a system font on OS X 10.6 and Firefox displays that glyph just fine.

  6. pawliger says:

    http://shapecatcher.com and my crude drawing skills say:

    Malayalam fraction one quarter: &#xd73
    Unicode hexadecimal: 0xd73
    In block: Malayalam

    should be a good start

  7. Taper says:

    Anyone feeling a lack of obscure symbols (yes, including poop) can get George Douros's free Symbola font from his site. It covers all the symbols in Unicode 6.0 and a bunch of symbols from upcoming Unicode/UCS proposals.

  8. I always thought that Prince's thing was just an ankh, and the curlipointy bits were just features of the font that he'd chosen to use (just like all of the other artists who who have specific fonts that they use with their names). No?