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London Firm Wants Emoji Translator Specialist

Tuesday, December 13, 2016  
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Last year, a UK linguist said emoji was the country's fastest-growing language. Emojis have been available on Japanese phones since the late 1990s but gained worldwide popularity after 2011, when iPhones started coming with emoji keyboards. They are now widely available on Android phones too.

They differ from emoticons by being coded little pictures rather than collections of punctuation points like :) or :'( or ¯_(ツ)_/¯. (For emoticon newbies, the latter is a shruggie). But like emoticons, emojis can be used to indicate tone or emotion in messages composed largely of text.

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