This is a list of notable and commonly used emoticonsor textual portrayals of a writer's moods or facial expressions in the form of icons. In recent times, graphical icons, both static and animated, have joined the traditional text-based emoticons; these are commonly known as emoji. Emoticons can generally be divided into three groups: Western mainly from America and Europe or horizontal though not all are in that orientation ; Eastern or vertical mainly from east Asia ; and 2channel style originally used on 2channel and other Japanese message boards.
May 28, Shares. Last Updated: Apr 18, We published an article about Japanese and Chinese usage of emoticons two years ago.
This article is grounded on ethnographic research and approaches biaoqing in terms of their circulation across Chinese digital media platforms. By formulating a comprehensive typology of biaoqing genres, I foreground the situated socio-technical specificities of their circulation: the creative play with typographical compositions, the affective repurposing of graphical emoticons, the platformed monetization of proprietary stickers, and the user-driven proliferation of custom images. Drawing on this typology, I argue for the need to recognize the circulation of biaoqing as an emergent and malleable category of semiotic resources profoundly shaped by two decades of development of the Internet in China.
October 20, by Mina Oh. Messaging apps such as Kakao and Facebook Messenger allow users to use colorful animated emojis. In the midst of these entertaining pixels, many still embrace writing keyboard-based emoticons and text expressions.
If you look in the Happy section, you might even find some super cute animal text graphics :. InJapanese users began using a particular kind emoticon. The use of asterisks as eyes was, though, particularly different from the internet standard at the time the standard :- face.
I guess font support is what matters, not OS, so I combined all the horizontal ones regardless of whether they work everywhere. Paste at your own risk! I can see all of the ones under "doesn't work on crapple" on OS X Lion just fine.
Aw, you have no favorites… Favourites allow you to keep track of your favorite faces and quickly copy and paste them to your chats. This website allows you to create your very own unique lenny faces and text smileys. Use them wherever you'd like, whether it's to express the emotion behind your messages or just to annoy your friends.
Emoticons not to be confused with emoji are a series of characters put together to make a face, animal or some other funny character. Think of emoticons as the traditional smiley face -- with a lot more personality. Crafting an emoticon like the shrug-face takes a lot more work than an emoji, though.
In Western countries, emoticons are usually written at a right angle to the direction of the text. As SMS and the internet became widespread in the late s, emoticons became increasingly popular and were commonly used on text messages, internet forums and e-mails. Emoticons have played a significant role in communication through technology, and some devices and applications have provided stylized pictures that do not use text punctuation.