What does the dragon emoji stand for
The dragon emoji is a mythical creature that resembles a giant reptile often told in many cultures' folklore. The emoji is illustrated as a green, Chinese-styled dragon in full profile version, facing left. The dragon emoji is shown with a snake-like, curling body, horn-like structures on its head, yellowish scales on its back, clawed feet, and whisker-like tendrils by its nostrils.
Dragon emoji Unicode
In 2010, the dragon emoji was approved as part of Unicode 6.0, added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015. You can directly copy the dragon emoji right from here: 🐉. You can also use the Unicode and shortcode characters to type the symbol wherever you want them to appear. It would be best to use the Unicode character from here U+1F409 or use the shortcode character :dragon: to type 🐉 emoji.
Dragon face emoji Unicode
Another version of the dragon emoji is a dragon face emoji, which is depicted as a Chinese-styled green dragon looking straight ahead. The dragon face emoji are presented with huge nostrils, a red tongue, and baring large teeth, with antler-like structures on its head, and a yellow or green mane. The sign is also known as the 🐲 "Dragon Head."
The dragon face emojis are available as an Apple "Animoji." Samsung displayed the dragon face emoji in a red, cartoon-styled, and friendly imp with horns. Microsoft has previously used the dragon face with red and looking straight ahead. The dragon face emoji is accepted as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010. Later, the emoji was added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.
You can copy and paste the dragon face emoji from here: 🐲. Or you can use the Unicode character to type the symbol - U+1F432 🐲. There is also a shortcode for the dragon face emoji:dragon_face (Github, Slack, or Emojipedia).
Dragon face emoji HTML entities and Alt codes
You may use the HTML entities for using web pages by putting the dragon emoji HTML entity code either in decimal 🐲 or hexadecimal 🐲.
Another option is to use the ALT codes for MS Windows. Here are the instructions.
- Click the ALT key on the keyboard.
- Then, press the button - Plus (+) on the numeric keypad.
- Next, you should type the HTML hexadecimal Unicode point digit-by-digit.
- Release the ALT key, and the system will show your character.
Why does the dragon emoji show up as a blank box ()
It is widely known that every platform supports not all emojis. If you have inserted your emoji, but the device does not help and show the character, you will probably see a blank white box (). In that case, your device needs a keyboard for emojis, or you can use Unicode and shortcode options.
Dragon emoji across different platforms
The dragon emoji can be used on various devices, tablets, smartphones, and computers. But, your device will need to support the particular emoji to allow you to use it. On many platforms, you can use the shortcode :dragon: to insert the dragon emoji.
Several devices can have different illustrations and designs of the dragon emoji. For example, Apple uses the dragon emoji, holding a glowing blue orb, as a 🔮 "Crystal Ball." As of Facebook, it displays the dragon emoji that is bluish, while Microsoft's dragon emoji is red, and Samsung has a baby dragon (more cartoon-styled) holding a blue orb.
Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and most other social networking sites have a built-in support system for standard emojis available through a menu bar. You can copy and paste the dragon emoji 🐉 into your messages and social media posts. However, be warry that not everyone who sees a post may have support to open the inserted emoji. For example, Facebook and Twitter limit the emojis that users can use in their name and description field.