Alan Freedman -- The Computer Language Company - Computer Desktop Encyclopedia
Computer Desktop Encyclopedia
Longest-Running Tech Reference on the Planet

A CDE Definition

You'll love The Computer Desktop Encyclopedia (CDE) for Tech Term of the Day (TTOD)

LOOK UP ANOTHER TERM


emoji

The Japanese word for emoticons (smileys, happy faces, etc.) used in messaging (email, texting, chat, tweets, etc.). Meaning "picture letter" (e + moji) and pronounced "emma-gee" (Japanese) or "e-mo-gee" (English), users can download a huge variety of emoji symbols for mobile and desktop applications. However, emojis have not always rendered the same between platforms (see last example below).

Emoji, Emoticons and Unicode
Emojis started out in Japan while "emoticons" evolved from the "smiley face" text :-) of the 1980s. Both "emoji" and "emoticon" terms are used synonymously, and both use the Unicode character set. See emoticon and Unicode.




Insert an Emoji
Adding an emoji to a text message from Emoji+, LLC's iPhone app is one click away.






An Endless Variety
These icons from www.getemoji.com are a tiny sample of available symbols.






Not Always an Exact Science
Although increasingly compatible, Emoji icons do not always render the same.






Personal Use Only

Before/After Your Search Term
BeforeAfter
EMFemoney
EMIemotag
EMIFemoticon
emissive displayEMP
emitteremployment site
emitter-coupled logicEMR
eMLCEMR/EHR
EMMEMRS
EMM386.EXEEMS
eMMCEMS emulator

Terms By Topic
Click any of the following categories for a list of fundamental terms.
Computer Words You Gotta KnowSystem design
Job categoriesUnix/Linux
Interesting stuffPersonal computers
InternetIndustrial Automation/Process Control
Communications & networkingAssociations/Standards organizations
HistoryDesktop publishing
Audio/VideoGraphics
MainframesSecurity
ProgrammingHealthcare IT
System design