[Unicode]  Adopt-a-Character
 

Adopt a Character

Do you want your company to be strongly associated with the ๐Ÿ” emoji? Do you feel like the poor semicolon and the equals sign never get any respect? Do you want to declare your love with a ๐Ÿ’ or ๐Ÿ’˜ dedication for your spouse?

Now you can adopt a character! Show your business or hobby with ๐ŸŽบ, honor your Asian heritage with Hana Character Image, or give your niece Olivia the gift of capital letter O. For sports enthusiasts, there are ๐ŸŽณ, ๐Ÿ„, ๐Ÿˆ, and more. In fact, more than 120,000 characters can be adopted. At the same time, adopting a character helps the non-profit Unicode Consortium in its goal to support the worldโ€™s languages. Itโ€™s also a tax-deductible donation in the United States, to the extent allowed by lawโ€”and your company may provide matching funds.

When you choose a character you'd like to support, you'll get the satisfaction of knowing you've contributed toward making digital space more inclusive—as well as a custom digital badge you can add to your website or online profiles. The badges are an easy way to show and spread awareness of the importance of digital infrastructure—all the way down to the scripts it supports.

Adopting a Character

Adopting a character is easy. Simply choose your sponsorship level, select your character, and make your donation. Thatโ€™s all there is to it! There is no limit to the number of characters you can adopt. Adopted characters at the Bronze ($100) level make truly unique gifts. The Silver ($1,000) and Gold ($5,000) levels demonstrate a strong commitment on the part of the sponsor. These levels are ideal for small or large businesses and other organizations, as well as strong supporters. All character adoptions are permanent. Adoption of a specific character at the limited gold and silver levels is on a first-come, first-served basis.

All sponsors are acknowledged in Sponsors of Adopted Characters and our public Twitter feed with their level of support, and will receive a custom digital badge for their character. (Thanks to Jake Giltsoff of Adobe for the designs!)

Gold

Want to be the sole sponsor of a character at the gold level? Choose the gold level and you or your business will be the sole gold level sponsor for your character (note that others may still sponsor the character at a lower level). Gold sponsors are listed on the Sponsors of Adopted Characters page with their characters. They may include a URL or a hyperlink on their name.

You or your designated recipient will also receive a custom-engraved thank-you gift with the name you supply and the character you are sponsoring.

Silver

Looking for something special but not quite ready for a gold level adoption? The silver level is perfect for small businesses and individuals, too. Sponsorship at the silver level is limited to at most five silver-level sponsors per character. (Note that others may still sponsor the character at another level.) Silver sponsors are listed on the Sponsors of Adopted Characters page with their characters. They may include a URL or a hyperlink on their name.

You or your designated recipient will also receive a thank-you gift with the name you supply and the character you are sponsoring.

Bronze

A bronze sponsorship makes a great gift and is a terrific way to show your support for one or more of the thousands of lonely characters out there. There is no limit to the number of sponsors for a specific character at this level. Bronze Sponsors are listed on the Sponsors of Adopted Characters page with their characters. They do not have the option of including a URL or a hyperlink on their name.

You or your designated recipient will also receive a custom digital badge, showing the character you are sponsoring.

For help, please contact aac-help@unicode.org.

Character to Adopt:

Type or paste in a character or hex value (for example, โšฝ or U+26BD or 26BD). See choosing characters for help in selecting and entering characters.

Level:




Name:

The name for the website, tweet, and thank-you gift (Gold and Silver levels) or certificate, if different from the ship-to name. If you donโ€™t want your name to be public, please contact the Unicode office.


Thank-You Gift (Gold and Silver levels only):

(For tax purposes, this reduces the donation correspondingly.)

For Gold sponsors: We will contact you via the e-mail address provided in the payment information to find out which URL you want to use for acknowledgement on the site.

Click the button to confirm your choice and then you can enter billing and shipping information. For help, please contact aac-help@unicode.org.

VISA and MC Logos At this time we can only accept payment with VISA, MasterCard, and American Express.

The Unicode Consortium reserves the right to deny an application to adopt a character for any reason, such as inappropriate content or excessive length.