Arrow dingbats

Andrew West andrewcwest at
Thu May 28 14:13:02 CDT 2015

On 28 May 2015 at 05:48, Chris <idou747 at> wrote:
> Unicode has the arrow dingbats in the range 2b05 with names like “LEFTWARDS BLACK ARROW"
> conspicuously missing is the right arrow
> But everywhere I can see that has this arrow, it looks a lot different to
> the other arrows with a narrower body and head.
> Whose fault is this,

The three left/up/downwards black arrows were added at the request of
North Korea, so I guess you can blame Kim Jong-Il for the missing
rightwards arrow ... perhaps the North Korean army never went to the

> and who will fix it?

It was fixed in Unicode 7.0 last year with the addition of U+2B95
RIGHTWARDS BLACK ARROW.  Of course, it may not be fixed for you and
other users unless you have a font installed that supports all the
arrows in a consistent style.

I don't know why the character was added in 7.0, but it may have been
prompted by the same question as yours that was asked on this list in
2013 <>.


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