Vegan Symbol

Definition of vegan symbol

Generally speaking, a vegan is a person who tries to be healthier than their meat-eating and dairy counterparts. Vegans do not eat animal products – white and red meats, fish and other water creatures, dairy, eggs, and insect products like cochineal and honey. Various symbols have been developed for representing veganism and vegetarianism. Some are used on food packaging, including voluntary labels like the European Vegetarian symbol or the Vegan Society trademark. Vegan Symbols may also be used by the vegan and vegetarian communities to represent their identities, values, and activism in animal rights.

Vegan symbol - Enclosed V

The vegan symbol is noted as a "V" letter inside a circle. Proud vegans have unofficially acquired a Unicode character for the vegan logo as a vegan symbol and icon on the social networking sites to append to profiles on the internet and message boards vegan emoji chats, texts, emails, and posts. The Unicode character Ⓥ is a superset of the "ASCII character set" since 1987.

Unicode point for the vegan symbol

Unicode point character for the vegan symbol Ⓥ is U+24CB. Generally, Unicode characters are approved by most operating environments and computers. There is a circled letter Unicode character for each letter of the English alphabet. When vegans started to tag things with a vegan symbol, the sign quickly spread, nowadays known by a society that the "V" is a vegan symbol.

Where can the vegan symbol be pasted?

In any device, PC, and OS, you can display the vegan symbol since “ASCII” is included in most character sets. See below:

  • As of 2013, Facebook no longer allows Ⓥ sign in a Facebook page name or personal name. The vegan's symbol can be pasted in a group's name, Facebook posts, the page's various details (like bio, summary, etc.), and Image descriptions.
  • Twitter accepts the Ⓥ sign as part of the user's bio and display name but not as the user's actual twitter handle (like @username).
  • LinkedIn Allows Ⓥ symbol as part of the user's name and even elsewhere.
  • Instagram Allows Ⓥ symbol in display bios, names, and photo descriptions.
  • The Ⓥ vegan symbol can be used via Email, in the Subject/Title, Body, and the sender's name, but be warry that the vegan character can not be part of an email address.
  • Youtube will approve the Ⓥ in video titles but note that the symbol will convert the sign Ⓥ to a regular V letter if a user includes it in their display name.

Vegan symbol - Seedling emoji

On the social networks and internet forums, the seedling emoji 🌱 is often used to symbolize vegan or veganism products. You can try the method of using the seedling emoji to incorporate the vegan symbol into your profile, messages, posts, email subjects, and title, or on various websites.

In 2010, the so-called "seedling emoji" appeared and quickly became one of the most popular emoji used to signify vegan or veganism items. Concerning its design, a leaf and sometimes leaves are classicly used into vegan logos and marks for the same reason. Be warry that the seedling emoji does not strictly represent "vegan." The emoji is frequently used by people in posts related to growing, eco-friendly, seeding, nature, etc.

The seedling emoji, like other most emojis, is often pasted by a platform in their version. Hence, the design of each seedling emoji varies between the operating system's versions. For instance:

  • Facebook:
  • Twitter:
  • Apple: 
  • Microsoft: 
  • Samsung: 
  • HTC: 
  • LG: 
  • EmojiOne:

Vegan symbol - Veganarchy symbol

Another vegan symbol is called the "Veganarchy symbol," which was first introduced in 1995. The sign was presented in print, in Brian A. Dominick's Animal Liberation and Social Revolution pamphlet. That vegan symbol combines the Circle-V along with the Circle-A of giving anarchist symbolism.

Vegan symbol - Vegan Trademark

The Vegan Trademark consists of a flower, an internationally approved standard from the "Vegan Society" that registers products for easy identification of vegan products, food, and items.

How to use and type Vegan symbol code?

  • If your keyboard contains separate NumPad, you should be sure that it is enabled. If it is not, press the Num Lock key to activate it then press hold down the Alt key on the left side. Type the number that represents that character or the symbol you want to insert and then release the insert key.
  • For example, for the greek letter omega Ω press and hold Alt and the type 0234 and then release.
  • There is another method that works only for word documents. In this method, you should type the characters first then press Alt and X. For example ( 0234 + Alt + X for greek letter omega ).
  • If you have a keyboard that doesn't have NumPad here is what will work for you. Find the Function key ( FN ) then presses and hold the function key while holding press and release Num LK key; then release FN key. This method will activate the numeric keypad in your laptop.
  • Then do the same steps as in the previous example.
  • Notice that in IBM code you don't use 0 (Alt + 255 ) before the code which is different from the windows generator that requires to add 0 (Alt + 0255 ) before the code.

Table of Symbols and Codes

Symbol Title / Description Code / HTML Code
Vegan #x24CB;
🌱 Seedling Vegan Emoji #x1f331;
🅥 Vegan (white on black) #x1F165;

Something doesn't work?

  • The Num lock should always be enabled. If it is disabled when you are attempting an alt code, it may cause errors or unexpected results in some applications. For example, Alt+4 could be interpreted as Alt +, ← which causes the browser to go back if the Num lock is disabled.
  • If your laptop keyboard doesn't have a separate NumPad, you should hold FN button with Alt button while typing the code.
  • This method does not work for Linux system, but it is possible to use Unicode.

Other Miscellaneous Symbols

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