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An emoticon, etymologically a portmanteau of emotion and icon, is a metacommunicative pictorial representation of a facial expression that, in the absence of body language and prosody, serves to draw a receiver’s attention to the tenor or temper of a sender’s nominal non-verbal communication, changing and improving its usually distinguished as a 3-5 character piece — usually by means of punctuation marks (though it can include numbers and letters) — a person’s feelings or mood, though as emoticons have become more popular, some devices have provided stylized pictures that do not use punctuation.
You can use our emoticons below :
In Japan, users have worked out emoticons (text-based “smiley faces”) adapted to their culture. According to The New York Times on August 12 1996, the Japanese use emoticons even more than Westerners. Because their PC keyboards handle the two-byte characters of Kanji, users can choose between single- and double-byte versions of certain characters such as underscore characters, allowing a further degree of expression.
You can also use Japanese emojis below :
What is the difference between emoticons and emojis?
Emoji is the name given to Japanese smileys used in text messages and electronic pages. These have recently become increasingly popular outside the Nippon Island, and more users now prefer them to other ideograms. The Japanese word “emoji” means “picture with character.”
The word “emoticon”, on the other hand, was coined by combining “emotion” and “icon,” As the emoji, they also try to portray the mood or emotion behind the texts we write.