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Father Christmas

Smileys & People Category

Father Christmas

Papa noel

= Santa Claus

Father Christmas, also known as Santa Clause, is a jolly old man who lives at the North Pole and delivers presents to children during the night between Christmas Eve (December 24th) and Christmas Day (December 25th). A magical man with a jolly laugh, a red button nose, and a passion for cookies and milk. Santa rides around the world delivering gifts and love to those that believe in the spirit of Christmas. Known for traveling on a sleigh pulled by flying reindeers. A magical and wondrous emoji. The spokesman for the Christmas holiday and, to some degree, Coca-Cola (Coke).

Emoji History The emoji code/ image log of changes.

  1. This emoji was part of the proprietary / non-standardized emoji set first introduced by Japanese carriers like Softbank. These emojis became part of the Apple iPhone starting in iOS 2.2 as an unlockable feature on handsets sold in English speaking countries.
  2. In iOS 5 / OSX 10.7, the underlying code that the Apple OS generates for this emoji was changed.

Emoji General Information

Twitter Emoji Popularity (Rank) 166 of 1679
Twitter Emoji Popularity iOS 8 898 of 1679
Apple/iOS Picture
Android/Hangouts Picture
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LG Emoji Picture
Samsung Emoji Picture
Phantom Open Emoji Picture Not created yet
ASCII Conversion
"Short Code" Name :santa:
Keywords Santa, Saint Nick, Jolly, Ho Ho Ho, North Pole, Presents, Gifts, Naughty, Nice, Sleigh, Father, Christmas, Holiday

Unicode Category Information

Unicode Category Miscellaneous Symbols and Pictographs
Unicode Range 1F300–1F5FF
Unicode Subcategory Celebration Symbols

Editorial Comment

This man appears at the winter holiday time to spread holiday cheer with a red suit and white beard. Santa Claus. old name: Christmas Guy

Proposed Unicode Information & Notes

Unicode Category Artifacts
Unicode Subcategory Celebration Symbols
Names & Annotations FATHER CHRISTMAS Old name: SANTA CLAUS = Santa Claus
Symbol Information U+1F385 proposed
Proposal Identifier e-513

Character Mapping/Crosswalk Notes

DoCoMo [サンタ]
KDDI  #489 サンタ 「santa」 U+EAF0 SJIS-F3C4 JIS-7A46
Softbank  #319 #old419 サンタクロース 「santakuroosu」 U+E448 SJIS-FB89

Emoji Character Encoding Data

Emoji Code Representation Softbank
(iOS 2 - iOS 4)
Unified Unicode
iOS 5 - current
UTF-8 Unicode Character(s)  🎅
UTF-8 Character Count 1 1
Character(s) In Input
AppleColorEmoji Font (available in OSX/iOS)  🎅
Decimal HTML Entity  🎅
Hexadecimal HTML Entity  🎅
Hex Code Point(s) e448 1f385
Formal Unicode Notation U+E448 U+1F385
Decimal Code Point(s) 58440 127877
UTF-8 Hex (C Syntax) 0xEE 0x91 0x88 0xF0 0x9F 0x8E 0x85
UTF-8 Hex Bytes EE 91 88 F0 9F 8E 85
UTF-8 Octal Bytes 356 221 210 360 237 216 205
UTF-16 Hex (C Syntax) 0xE448 0xD83C 0xDF85
UTF-16 Hex e448 d83cdf85
UTF-16 Dec 58440 55356 57221
UTF-32 Hex (C Syntax) 0x0000E448 0x0001F385
UTF-32 Hex E448 01F385
UTF-32 Dec 58440 127877
Python Src u"\uE448" u"\U0001F385"
PHP Src "\xee\x91\x88" "\xf0\x9f\x8e\x85"
C/C++/Java Src "\uE448" "\uD83C\uDF85"

Emoji Character Encoding Data (equivalent or similiar)

Emoji EncodingKDDIGoogle
UTF-8 Unicode Character(s)󾔓
UTF-8 Character Count11
Character(s) In Input
Decimal HTML Entity󾔓
Hexadecimal HTML Entity󾔓
Hex Code Point(s)eaf0fe513
Formal Unicode NotationU+EAF0U+FE513
Decimal Code Point(s)601441041683
UTF-8 Hex (C Syntax)0xEE 0xAB 0xB00xF3 0xBE 0x94 0x93
UTF-8 Hex BytesEE AB B0F3 BE 94 93
UTF-8 Octal Bytes356 253 260363 276 224 223
UTF-16 Hex (C Syntax)0xEAF00xDBB9 0xDD13
UTF-16 Hexeaf0dbb9dd13
UTF-16 Dec6014456249 56595
UTF-32 Hex (C Syntax)0x0000EAF00x000FE513
UTF-32 HexEAF00FE513
UTF-32 Dec601441041683
Python Srcu"\uEAF0"u"\U000FE513"
PHP Src"\xee\xab\xb0""\xf3\xbe\x94\x93"
C/C++/Java Src"\uEAF0""\uDBB9\uDD13"
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