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Unicode Bisexual Character

Author: Sexual Diversity
Author Contact: Sexual Diversity (SexualDiversity.org)
Published: 7th Nov 2022 - Updated: 17th Nov 2022
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Summary: Information regarding the bisexuality Unicode symbol, which consists of an interlocked female and male sign, includes displaying and encoding codes for emails and websites.


Main Document

The term bisexuality, like hetero- and homosexuality, was coined in the 19th century by Charles Gilbert Chaddock. Bisexuality is a romantic or sexual attraction or behavior toward both males and females or to more than one gender. It may also include romantic or sexual attraction to people regardless of their sex or gender identity, also known as pansexuality. While this offers a basic definition, bisexual people are a diverse group. Each individual perceives their sexual orientation differently.

Scientists do not know the exact cause of sexual orientation. Still, they theorize that it is caused by a complex interplay of genetic, hormonal, and environmental influences and do not view it as a choice. Scientific estimates as to the prevalence of bisexuality have varied from 0.7 to 8 percent. The Janus Report on Sexual Behavior, published in 1993, concluded that 5 percent of men and 3 percent of women considered themselves bisexual, while 4 percent of men and 2 percent of women considered themselves homosexual.

Unicode Character

The Interlocked Female and Male Sign was approved as part of Unicode 4.1 in 2005. This Unicode character has no emoji version. The Bisexual character Unicode U+26A4 is intended to display only as a black-and-white glyph on most platforms, websites, and emails. Still, it may look slightly different on various computers or web browsers. In addition, if the font in which the website displays the sign does not contain the symbol and there is no fallback font able to render it, you may not see it at all. It has not been Recommended For General Interchange (RGI) (as an emoji) by Unicode.

Image of the Bisexual Unicode Symbol

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The black and white image of the bisexuality Unicode character symbol consists of an interlocked female and male sign.The black and white image of the bisexuality Unicode character symbol consists of an interlocked female and male sign.

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Bisexual Unicode Symbol Codes

Bisexual Symbol Encoding
CSS \26A4
HTML (hex) ⚤
HTML (decimal) ⚤
UTF-8 (hex) 0xE2 0x9A 0xA4 (e29aa4)
Microsoft Windows Alt +26A4

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• (APA): Sexual Diversity. (2022, November 7). Unicode Bisexual Character. SexualDiversity.org. Retrieved May 27, 2024 from www.sexualdiversity.org/edu/symbols/emoji/1068.php


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