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  • 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.

Cowboy emoji

A smiling face that was displayed to wear a wide-brimmed, brown-leather cowboy hat is now the emoji for identifying a cowboy. The Cowboy Emoji is quite often used to emphasize that someone is good at solving something (like a real Cowboy), is agile, or even that he or she has completed something successfully and reached goals. The Cowboy Emoji can also have different variations that can mean from “I’m going horse riding”; “Yee-haw!”, to, for example, “Who do you think finished first? Oh, I did!”. Concerning the very famous Cowboy Hat Face Emoji, it appeared in 2016 and nowadays tends to be mostly known as the “Cowboy Emoji,” not as Cowboy Hat Face Emoji, that was its original name.

Interestingly, the Cowboy Emoji smile varies across various platforms, such as Apple, Samsung, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter, etc. That emoji may convey a message and a sense of whimsy, adventure, abundance, confidence, or other similar sentiments. Some vendors, including Apple, featured precisely the same expression as the Cowboy's "?" grinning face with its big eyes. As mentioned, in 2016, the Cowboy Hat Face Emoji was first approved as part of Unicode 9.0 right under the name "Face with Cowboy Hat," Later in the same year, it was added to Emoji 3.0.

How to type the Cowboy Emoji on Keyboard

Some useful methods help users to type the famous Cowboy Emoji. One of the easiest ways is to copy directly and then paste the emoji, but other means, such as Windows Alt Codes, and HTML Entities (for instance, for websites), are also no less popular to use and follow their instructions. The users can use the Copy and Paste Emoji List in order to copy and type emoji one-by-one. However, some Online Emoji Keyboard versions suggest users write all their messages at once copy them once the user is finished.

It is also quite easy to get the Cowboy Hat Face Emoji either through the computer (PC, laptop) and mobile devices right without any emoji keyboard installed. How is that possible? Well, all that the users need is to select the preferred emoji (in our case, it is the Cowboy Emoji), copy, and then paste this symbol. To do so, you will need to follow the below-listed steps:

  • ? Select this Cowboy Emoji icon as a regular text.
  • Then, you will have to copy the emoji to your clipboard.
  • After doing so, you will need to switch to another website or even application.
  • Next, you need to paste your copied emoji using the context menu or a keyboard.

*Hint: You have to use Ctrl/Cmd+C keys to copy and Ctrl/Cmd+V to paste Cowboy Emoji.

Even if the Cowboy Emoji icon or symbol looks like a black square or even a question mark, it is maybe because it will be converted into an appropriate image by a particular application or website where the users can paste it. To avoid frequent and common misunderstandings, first of all, you should carefully read the meaning of Cowboy Symbol ? and then look at its pictures right before sending it to somebody. Note: some Cowboy Emoji doesn't exactly mean what you believe they mean.

Cowboy Emoji HTML Entities

Cowboy Hat Face Emoji (2016).

Generally, HTML Entities are intended for use on websites. Hence, users can put Cowboy Emoji HTML entity code in decimal - &#129312, or even in hexadecimal - &#x1f920, right in your text. The code will be automatically translated into a graphical representation of the Cowboy Emoji once a submission is completed.

Cowboy Emoji Alt Codes for Windows users

It is easy and handy to type emoji or another Unicode character via code value upright to U+0ffff by its Alt code in MS Windows. Here are useful instructions:

  • Firstly, press and hold the Alt key on your keyboard simultaneously.
  • Secondly, click the Plus (+) button on your numeric keypad.
  • Next, type the hexadecimal Unicode digit-by-digit.
  • Finally, release the Alt key, and you will immediately see your emoji.

Note 1. It works only for Unicode codepoints like U+0ffff and bellow.

Note 2. If this method does not work, you need to check settings in your Windows Registry. Warning! If you do not know what the Registry is, don not try it.

Brief facts about Sad Cowboy Emoji

Sad Cowboy Emoji is also referred to as "Sad Howdy Boy" and "Sad Yeehaw," which is a photoshopped emoji mashup that combines the emojis such as "Pensive Face" and "Cowboy Hat Face." The initially known Sad Cowboy Emoji was first posted by @trashnymp, a Facebook user, on July 26, 2017.

In the published post, the user captioned multiple photoshopped emojis, such as Thinking Face, Pouting Face, Smirking Face, and Pensive Face, and all of them worn cowboy hats. The newly posted Sad Cowboy Emoji received over 15 reactions and three shares.

The spread of Sad Cowboy Emoji

On August 6, 2017, Twitter user @Dintrification in a now-deleted tweet tweeted a post and posted an image of the "Cowboy Hat Face" emoji, which was combined with the "Pensive Face" emoji. Months later, @pienar, a Twitter user, retweeted a private post from @lettucechair that showed the Cowboy Emoji. That user twitted it with the title "they always say "yee-haw" they never ask haw yee." The post gained over 100,000 retweets and about 259,000 likes within six months.

Later that month, Twitter user @sivanswift posted photos of an in-progress and some of the completed versions of Sad Cowboy Emoji. The final tweet received approximately ten retweets and more than 75 likes for six months.

Later, on March 25, 2018, @ShlongUziVert, a Twitter user twitted the emoji under the caption "they always say "yee-haw" but never ask haw yee." The post gained more than 98,000 retweets and over 282,000 likes just in four days. Later, on March 27, another Twitter user, namely @misandrism, tweeted a side-by-side image of the Sad Cowboy Emoji with a Pensive Face Emoji under the caption of "hurt by nin VS hurt by johnny cash." That post received around 15,000 retweets and approximately 52,000 likes within two days.

How to use and type Cowboy emoji 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
? Cowboy Hat Face U+1F920