Wrong character code for HELM SYMBOL in TR 51 Unicode Emoji?

Adam Renberg tgwizard at gmail.com
Sat Aug 29 17:47:12 CDT 2015


I've just read through the Unicode Technical Report #51 Unicode Emoji [1],
and I have a question. In section 3.3 Methodology [2], third paragraph, it

"This document takes a functional view regarding the identification of
emoji: pictographs are categorized as emoji when it is reasonable to give
them an emoji presentation, and where they are sufficiently distinct from
other emoji characters. Symbols with a graphical form that people may treat
as pictographs, such as U+2615 HELM SYMBOL (introduced in Unicode 3.0) may
be included."

However, when I look up the HELM SYMBOL, it seems to have code U+2388
[3][4][5]. The character with code U+2615 is HOT BEVERAGE [6][7].

Is this a mistake in the technical report?

Best regards,
Adam Renberg

[1]: http://www.unicode.org/reports/tr51/index.html
[2]: http://www.unicode.org/reports/tr51/index.html#Methodology
[3]: http://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U2300.pdf
[4]: http://unicode-table.com/en/2388/
[5]: http://www.unicode.org/Public/3.0-Update/UnicodeData-3.0.0.txt
[6]: http://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U2600.pdf
[7]: http://unicode-table.com/en/2615/
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