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A balloon is generally an expandable rubber or flexible foil bag designed to filled with gas (such as helium or air). When filled with a gas that is lighter than the air we breath, such as helium, the balloon will float and needs to be held down with a string to keep it from flying away. Balloons are cherished and loved by children, most likely because of a balloon's vivid color and its seemingly magic-like ability to defy gravity when filled with helium. A symbol of birthdays, baby showers, festivals, entertainment, fun, excitement, children and general celebration.

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.

iEmoji Original Name

March 2014 Previous name: "Red Balloon"

Emoji General Information

Twitter Emoji Popularity (Rank) 110 of 1679
Twitter Emoji Popularity iOS 8 106 of 1679
Apple/iOS Picture
Android/Hangouts Picture
Twitter.com Picture
LG Emoji Picture
Samsung Emoji Picture
Phantom Open Emoji Picture Not created yet
ASCII Conversion
"Short Code" Name :balloon:
Keywords Balloon, Birthday, Celebration, Helium, Gas, Children, Float

Unicode Category Information

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

Editorial Comment

A single filled red balloon with a cord tied onto it. Unicode name: just "Balloon"

Proposed Unicode Information & Notes

Unicode Category Artifacts
Unicode Subcategory Celebration Symbols
Names & Annotations BALLOON
Symbol Information U+1F388 proposed
Proposal Identifier e-516

Character Mapping/Crosswalk Notes

DoCoMo [钨船]
KDDI  #404 钨船 U+EA9B SJIS-F36E JIS-794F
Softbank  #145 #old286 钨船 U+E310 SJIS-F9B0

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) e310 1f388
Formal Unicode Notation U+E310 U+1F388
Decimal Code Point(s) 58128 127880
UTF-8 Hex (C Syntax) 0xEE 0x8C 0x90 0xF0 0x9F 0x8E 0x88
UTF-8 Hex Bytes EE 8C 90 F0 9F 8E 88
UTF-8 Octal Bytes 356 214 220 360 237 216 210
UTF-16 Hex (C Syntax) 0xE310 0xD83C 0xDF88
UTF-16 Hex e310 d83cdf88
UTF-16 Dec 58128 55356 57224
UTF-32 Hex (C Syntax) 0x0000E310 0x0001F388
UTF-32 Hex E310 01F388
UTF-32 Dec 58128 127880
Python Src u"\uE310" u"\U0001F388"
PHP Src "\xee\x8c\x90" "\xf0\x9f\x8e\x88"
C/C++/Java Src "\uE310" "\uD83C\uDF88"

Emoji Character Encoding Data (equivalent or similiar)

Emoji EncodingKDDIGoogle
UTF-8 Unicode Character(s)ξͺ›σΎ”–
UTF-8 Character Count11
Character(s) In Input
Decimal HTML Entity󾔖
Hexadecimal HTML Entity󾔖
Hex Code Point(s)ea9bfe516
Formal Unicode NotationU+EA9BU+FE516
Decimal Code Point(s)600591041686
UTF-8 Hex (C Syntax)0xEE 0xAA 0x9B0xF3 0xBE 0x94 0x96
UTF-8 Hex BytesEE AA 9BF3 BE 94 96
UTF-8 Octal Bytes356 252 233363 276 224 226
UTF-16 Hex (C Syntax)0xEA9B0xDBB9 0xDD16
UTF-16 Hexea9bdbb9dd16
UTF-16 Dec6005956249 56598
UTF-32 Hex (C Syntax)0x0000EA9B0x000FE516
UTF-32 HexEA9B0FE516
UTF-32 Dec600591041686
Python Srcu"\uEA9B"u"\U000FE516"
PHP Src"\xee\xaa\x9b""\xf3\xbe\x94\x96"
C/C++/Java Src"\uEA9B""\uDBB9\uDD16"
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