I spend a lot of time looking at Unicode, at work and personally, just because I love finding a shape already available by default through my default system fonts instead of adding an image for it. The basics that everyone has seen are things like ← ↑ ↓ → and © ™ etc.
A couple of months ago, I worked on a page that had some types of dashes that I often confuse myself, check it out here:
I wanted to share some interesting ones I’ve found recently:
☉ Sol, or the Sun. It’s also used for solar mass.
☤ Caduceus and ⚚ Herald’s staff. I can’t believe these are available in Unicode, they’re so detailed! They’re also used for healthcare related signage nowadays.
▧ ▤ ▥ These are some shapes I really like out of the many available geometric shapes: Geometric Shapes – Wikipedia
℻ You read that right, it’s just fax as a symbol in Unicode 🤪. But, while looking this one up, I found out that “fax” is short for facsimile which means to make a copy an exact copy of something, wow.
⅋ Turned ampersand. This one is just so uncomfortable for me to look at…
Now all in H1 sizes! (Yes, the alignment of the Caduceus symbols is bothering me too)
☉ ☤ ⚚ ▧ ▤ ▥ ⅋ ℻
I will post more as I find them. 😁