James Lin James_Lin at symantec.com
Wed Apr 2 12:00:08 CDT 2014

Emoji or 顔文字, literally means Face word or Face Characters, essentially,
provides an emotional state in the context of words.  Emoji is very
popular in APJ, and specially in Japan where most of your text will
contain at least half dozen Emoji characters.  Remember, people in Japan
spend more than half of their commute in the train, and no talk on the
cellphone in the train, so most people text instead.

Everyone can guess what are the following emoji that used frequently in

ヽ( ̄д ̄;)ノ - worried


ヾ(@゜▽゜@)ノ - happy

ヽ(#`Д´)ノ - angry

【・_・?】- confused

there is a lot more...

On 4/1/14, 11:46 PM, "Christopher Fynn" <chris.fynn at gmail.com> wrote:

>On 02/04/2014, William_J_G Overington <wjgo_10009 at btinternet.com> wrote:
>> For me, an important aspect of emoji is that they are independent of
>> language.
>Emoji seem fairly culturally specific. (Maybe the mobile-phone
>messaging culture.) Kind of shorthand expressions which may be used
>with several languages - but not independent of language. I suspect
>some of them already convey one thing to a Japanese teenager and quite
>another to an American.  And if you showed these symbols many people
>in other countries they wouldn't have a clue as to what they are
>supposed to mean.
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