What is it? Seriously? These are ideograms and smileys used in electronic messages and Web pages. An Emoji is used much like emoticons and exist for various genres, including facial expressions, common objects, places and types of weather, and animals.
How will you celebrate World Emoji Day today? I will be sending emoji online to my grandkids on the other side of the country, who still can read but can use the electronic devices which allow them to be shared with loved ones. For the geeks who require a detailed explanation, they are found in any operating system that supports adding additional fonts and can add an emoji-supporting font. EmojiOne version 2.3, an open-source font available under free license, supports the full emoji set in color through version 9.0. The public domain font Symbola, last updated in July 2016, contains all emoji through version 8.0 and some through version 9.0. Note however that not all operating systems have support for color fonts, so emoji might have to be rendered as black-and-white line art. I love you, わたしは、あなたを愛していま Sophia, Parker, and Olivia. GB
Why emojis may be the best thing to happen to language in the digital age https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2017/07/16/emoji-celebrate-all-emoj… via @usatoday
Royal Opera House tells stories in emojis for World Emoji Day http://www.standard.co.uk/goingout/arts/world-emoji-day-royal-opera-hou…
Meet a guy who makes a living translating emojis http://cnb.cx/2uA8YM1
BBC News - Emojis honored in world celebration http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-40612529