List of emoticons

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This is a list of notable and commonly used emoticons, or textual portrayals of a writer's moods or facial expressions in the form of icons.wikipedia
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ASCII art

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Originally, these icons consisted of ASCII art, and later, Shift_JIS art and Unicode art.
Hundreds of different text smileys have developed over time, but only a few are generally accepted, used and understood.

Emoticon

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This is a list of notable and commonly used emoticons, or textual portrayals of a writer's moods or facial expressions in the form of icons. 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).

Icon (computing)

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This is a list of notable and commonly used emoticons, or textual portrayals of a writer's moods or facial expressions in the form of icons.

Emoji

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In recent times, graphical icons, both static and animated, have joined the traditional text-based emoticons; these are commonly known as emoji.

United States

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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).

Europe

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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).

Asia

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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).

2channel

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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).

Variations of the ichthys symbol

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Kana

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Unicode

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Many emoticons are included as characters in the Unicode standard, in the Miscellaneous Symbols block, the Emoticons block, and the Supplemental Symbols and Pictographs block.

Miscellaneous Symbols

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Many emoticons are included as characters in the Unicode standard, in the Miscellaneous Symbols block, the Emoticons block, and the Supplemental Symbols and Pictographs block.

Emoticons (Unicode block)

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Many emoticons are included as characters in the Unicode standard, in the Miscellaneous Symbols block, the Emoticons block, and the Supplemental Symbols and Pictographs block.