Alchemical Symbols (Unicode block)

Alchemical Symbols
RangeU+1F700..U+1F77F
(128 code points)
PlaneSMP
ScriptsCommon
Assigned124 code points
Unused4 reserved code points
Unicode version history
6.0 (2010)116 (+116)
15.0 (2022)124 (+8)
Unicode documentation
Code chart ∣ Web page
Note:

Alchemical Symbols is a Unicode block containing symbols for chemicals and substances used in ancient and medieval alchemy texts. Many of the symbols are duplicates or redundant with previous characters.

Few fonts support more than a few characters in this block as of 2021. One that does and is free for personal use is Symbola 14.0.

Block

Alchemical Symbols
Official Unicode Consortium code chart (PDF)
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F
U+1F70x 🜀 🜁 🜂 🜃 🜄 🜅 🜆 🜇 🜈 🜉 🜊 🜋 🜌 🜍 🜎 🜏
U+1F71x 🜐 🜑 🜒 🜓 🜔 🜕 🜖 🜗 🜘 🜙 🜚 🜛 🜜 🜝 🜞 🜟
U+1F72x 🜠 🜡 🜢 🜣 🜤 🜥 🜦 🜧 🜨 🜩 🜪 🜫 🜬 🜭 🜮 🜯
U+1F73x 🜰 🜱 🜲 🜳 🜴 🜵 🜶 🜷 🜸 🜹 🜺 🜻 🜼 🜽 🜾 🜿
U+1F74x 🝀 🝁 🝂 🝃 🝄 🝅 🝆 🝇 🝈 🝉 🝊 🝋 🝌 🝍 🝎 🝏
U+1F75x 🝐 🝑 🝒 🝓 🝔 🝕 🝖 🝗 🝘 🝙 🝚 🝛 🝜 🝝 🝞 🝟
U+1F76x 🝠 🝡 🝢 🝣 🝤 🝥 🝦 🝧 🝨 🝩 🝪 🝫 🝬 🝭 🝮 🝯
U+1F77x 🝰 🝱 🝲 🝳 🝴 🝵 🝶 🝻 🝼 🝽 🝾 🝿
Notes
1.^ As of Unicode version 15.1
2.^ Grey areas indicate non-assigned code points

History

The following Unicode-related documents record the purpose and process of defining specific characters in the Alchemical Symbols block:

Version Final code points Count L2 ID WG2 ID Document
6.0 U+1F700..1F773 116 L2/06-360 Lopez, Tamara (2006-10-30), Proposal on Newton Symbols
L2/07-422 Kass, James (2007-12-25), A preliminary collection of alchemical symbols
L2/08-313 Newman, William R.; Walsh, John A.; Kowalczyk, Stacy; Hooper, Wallace E. (2008-08-12), Toward a Proposal for an Alchemy Unicode Plane
L2/08-390 Newman, William R.; Walsh, John A.; Kowalczyk, Stacy; Hooper, Wallace E. (2008-10-27), Proposal for Alchemy Symbols in Unicode
L2/09-003R Moore, Lisa (2009-02-12), "B.15.14", UTC #118 / L2 #215 Minutes
L2/09-037R2 N3584 Newman, William R.; Walsh, John A.; Kowalczyk, Stacy; Hooper, Wallace E. (2009-03-06), Proposal for Alchemical Symbols in Unicode
L2/09-234 N3603 (pdf, doc) Umamaheswaran, V. S. (2009-07-08), "M54.10", Unconfirmed minutes of WG 2 meeting 54
L2/09-412 N3722 Suignard, Michel (2009-10-26), Disposition of comments on SC2 N 4078 (PDAM text for Amendment 8 to ISO/IEC 10646:2003)
L2/09-395 Whistler, Ken (2009-10-29), "Name Changes for Alchemical Symbols", WG2 Consent Docket
L2/09-335R Moore, Lisa (2009-11-10), "Consensus 121-C17", UTC #121 / L2 #218 Minutes
L2/10-119 N3813 Parker, Robert; et al. (2010-03-21), Comments on spelling SULPHUR vs SULFUR in FPDAM 8
L2/10-128 N3818 Hooper, Wallace E.; et al. (2010-03-29), Further Comments on the spelling SULPHUR vs SULFUR in FPDAM 8
L2/10-137 N3828 Suignard, Michel (2010-04-22), Disposition of comments on SC2 N 4123 (FPDAM text for Amendment 8 to ISO/IEC 10646:2003)
L2/10-152 Anderson, Deborah (2010-04-28), Brief report from WG2 Meeting #56, San Jose
L2/23-083 Anderson, Deborah; Kučera, Jan; Whistler, Ken; Pournader, Roozbeh; Constable, Peter (2023-04-21), "5 Alchemical Symbols", Recommendations to UTC #175 April 2023 on Script Proposals
L2/23-069R2 Miller, Kirk (2023-04-28), Revised designs of the alchemical symbols block [Affects U+1F741, 1F747, 1F74C, 1F74F, 1F756, 1F758, 1F763, 1F768, 1F76D, and 1F76E]
L2/23-076 Constable, Peter (2023-05-01), "Consensus 175-C17", UTC #175 Minutes, Accept the glyph changes for the Alchemical Symbols block
15.0 U+1F774..1F776 3 L2/22-005 Miller, Kirk (2021-12-23), Unicode request for Lot of Fortune and eclipse symbols
L2/22-023 Anderson, Deborah; Whistler, Ken; Pournader, Roozbeh; Constable, Peter (2022-01-22), "18. Lot of Fortune and Eclipse Symbols", Recommendations to UTC #170 January 2022 on Script Proposals
L2/22-016 Constable, Peter (2022-04-21), "Consensus 170-C11", UTC #170 Minutes
U+1F77B..1F77F 5 L2/21-224 Miller, Kirk (2021-10-26), Unicode request for dwarf-planet symbols
L2/22-023 Anderson, Deborah; Whistler, Ken; Pournader, Roozbeh; Constable, Peter (2022-01-22), "16. Dwarf Planet Symbols", Recommendations to UTC #170 January 2022 on Script Proposals
L2/22-016 Constable, Peter (2022-04-21), "Consensus 170-C10", UTC #170 Minutes
  1. ^ Proposed code points and characters names may differ from final code points and names

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