Girl, 12, charged for threatening her school with emojis

Leonardo Boiko leoboiko at
Mon Feb 29 16:37:00 CST 2016

It's a picture-character, sure; but I'd think that, like kaomoji before
them, they've been used since the beginning to express the attitude of the
writer, a kind of "emotion" (in linguistic terms, the "mood" of the
utterance).  For example, consider the ubiquitous ♥ sign, which also
predates cellphone emoji; it's long been used in manga to denote a mood of
flirtatiousness, fondness, cuteness, playfulness and so on. Likewise, the
"veins popping" sign in manga ( ) may be a
drawing of veins; but it's used quite abstractly to denote an angry mood,
and can even be used among text, in speech balloons.

2016-02-29 19:24 GMT-03:00 Asmus Freytag (t) <asmus-inc at>:

> On 2/29/2016 1:55 PM, Philippe Verdy wrote:
> . Well emojis were initially designed to track amotions and form a sort of
> new language,
> E-moji means "picture-character" in Japanese, has nothing to do (at first)
> with emotions.
> A./
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <>

More information about the Unicode mailing list