Precisely Defining the World's Emoticons

By Alexis C. Madrigal

The Unicode Consortium controls the standards that govern how text is displayed on the world's computers, which means, of course, that they must define the world's emoticons. Last month, they released the newest version of the standard, 6.0. It features this lovely and definitive chart of recognized emoticons. Enjoy.

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Via @burritojustice and @fetjuel.

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http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2011/03/precisely-defining-the-worlds-emoticons/72258/