Edge does not support Unicode variation selectors (U+FE0E for symbols, U+FE0F for emoji)

Duplicate Issue #13515601 • See Issue #11635143


Joshua F.
Aug 30, 2017
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Found in
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Internet Explorer
Standard affected
FAQ - Variation Sequences

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Steps to reproduce

For Unicode glyphs with multiple variations, Edge is the only major browser to not support choosing the variation to display using Unicode variation selectors. The 2 most common selectors are U+FE0E for symbols, and U+FE0F for emoji.


Edge and IE only support symbol/emoji selection by changing font-family to Segoe UI Symbol/Emoji, and currently defaults glyphs to the emoji variant, which can look out of place when glyphs are used to style UI elements.

Open this codepen in different browsers to see compatibility differences.


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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “Steven K.”

    • Hi Joshua,

      What version of Windows 10 are you using?  Win+S and then type ‘winver’ and hit enter.


    • Version 1703 (OS Build 15063.540)

    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Status to “Duplicate”

    • This bug has marked as duplicate. Please follow the parent issue to get new updates.

    • Thanks for the quick response. 

      This is actually a duplicate of another bug report.  While investing that bug report, I realized the variation selectors were not being used.  So at first that report may not look like a duplicate, but it is in fact the same issue.

      You can follow that bug report with this link:


      Appreciate the support and the very nice repro.  :)

      The MS Edge Team

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