Saturday, May 10, 2008

Japanese emoticons

Here is a fairly comprehensive list of Japanese emoticons, known in Japanese as kaomoji ("face letters").

In the world of computers, Japanese is a double-byte language. That's one reason Japanese text more difficult to implement electronically than single-byte languages like English were. But then two bytes means more possibility for creating things like kaomoji.

Kaomoji keychains!

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