Google Japan: Gmail Emojis

Google Japanese blog has announced in January, as well a couple of days ago about the support for emoji for Japan. BusinessWeek reports —”Emoji, which according to Wikipedia literally means “picture characters,” are like advanced emoticons – small images such as “thumbs up” or “punch” or “heartbreak” to get a point across. Google Talk already has a […]

Google Japanese blog has announced in January, as well a couple of days ago about the support for emoji for Japan. BusinessWeek reports —”Emoji, which according to Wikipedia literally means “picture characters,” are like advanced emoticons – small images such as “thumbs up” or “punch” or “heartbreak” to get a point across. Google Talk already has a limited range of emoticons (and there are hacks to get more smileys into Google Talk or into Gmail), but emoji are more wide-ranged than that.”

The emojis shown here are from other applications, via Tim Bray and Gree, illustrating the wide emoji range as well as the differences among vendors and applications.

Source:→ Google Blogoscoped

Google, Japan, Google Talk, Gmail, Emoji, Emoticons