Type the Vulcan salute anywhere in Linux

Type the Vulcan salute (made famous by Spock) anywhere in Linux like this: ctrl + shift + u followed by 1f596 + spacebar 🖖 (or any unicode symbol) 🚀 1f680 is cool too 😉

For those in Microsoft Windows, there is hope.

Only some programs like outlook and word are supported, but not browsers. I don’t know why, I can only guess it is implemented in the applications and not in the OS?

Anyway, type 1f596 and hit Alt+x to convert the hexadecimal value into the unicode symbol 🖖

Vulcan Salute 🖖 was approved as part of Unicode 7.0 in 2014 under the name “Raised Hand With Part Between Middle and Ring Fingers” and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.

Star Trek: Spock doing the Vulcan salute

By hoyd

Communication adviser at Andøya Space.