Origin of the hammer and sickle
The hammer and sickle designated like this – "☭" is a symbol meant to signify proletarian solidarity – a union among the working-class and the peasantry. The sign of the hammer and sickle was first adopted during the Russian Revolution. Officially, the hammer resembles the workers, while the sickle represents the peasants.
After the Russian Civil War and World War I, the hammer and sickle signs became more common and widely used as a symbol for labor in the Soviet Union and international proletarian unity. The hammer and sickle symbol was quickly taken up by several communist movements worldwide, and some took it with its local variations. Even after the Soviet Union's dissolution, the hammer and sickle remain relatively common in Russia and most other former union republics. The hammer and sickle symbol's display is prohibited in some former communist countries and in such countries where communism is officially restricted by law.
About hammer and sickle emoji
In 1923, the hammer and sickle sign had first appeared as an emblem designed on Soviet Union’s flag. The hammer and sickle, commonly designated with this sign – ☭ is a part of communist symbolism. The hammer and sickle emoji usage signify an association with a communist party, communism, or a communist state.
The hammer and sickle emoji symbolize and feature a hammer and a sickle that overlap each other. These two tools became symbols of the peasantry and the industrial proletariat. The hammer and sickle symbol, when placed together, resembles the unity of industrial and agricultural workers'. Nowadays, people can find the hammer and sickle emoji called a communist emoji or the so-called "hammer and sickle emoji."
Hammer and sickle emoji Unicode
Hammer and sickle were officially approved in 1993 as part of Unicode 1.1. In Unicode, the "hammer and sickle" symbol is featured using Unicode code point – U+262D (☭). If you want to insert the hammer and sickle emoji in a web, blog post, or messages, you can directly copy the emoji right from here: ☭.
Besides copying and pasting the hammer and sickle emoji, you can use the Unicode code point character U+262D. The hammer and sickle emoji are part of the Miscellaneous Symbols (noted as 2600 – 26 FF) code block. The Compose key is accessible on various systems. The hammer and sickle emoji might be written as – [Compose]+CCCP.
Interestingly, the Unicode character of the hammer and sickle symbol has no emoji version. However, if your device or smartphone does not show you the emoji, and instead, there is a question mark, an empty box, or black square, that means your system needs an update. What does it mean? It means that the sign is intended to display only as a white and black glyph on most devices. It must be noted that the hammer and sickle symbol has not been Recommended For General Interchange (RGI) – as the hammer and sickle emoji – by Unicode.
Hammer and sickle emoji encodings
There are other ways to insert or create the hammer and sickle emoji in just a few seconds. Apart from copy/paste and the Unicode point character, there are other characters, according to which the hammer and sickle emoji are encoded. Below you can see some of them. These emoji encodings are far more helpful for developers:
– Html Hex code the code ☭ to insert hammer and sickle emoji.
– Html Decimal uses the code ☭ to insert hammer and sickle emoji.
– Windows uses the code ALT + 9773 to insert hammer and sickle emoji.
– C, C++, Java uses the code "\u262D" to insert hammer and sickle emoji.
– UTF-8 code in hex E2 98 AD; in decimal 14850221.
– UCS2 code in hex 2D 26; in decimal 11558.
– UTF-16LE code in hex 2D 26, in decimal 11558.
– UTF-16BE code in hex 26 2D, in decimal 9773.
– UTF7 code in hex 2B 4A 69 30 2D, in decimal 185932001325.
– UTF7-IMAP code in hex 26 4A 69 30 2D, in decimal 164457164845.