Emoticons are facial glyph, used especially in chatting and instant messages and sometimes used in social media bios like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter..., An emoticon indicates an emotion, feelings or attitude.
Emoticons are a combination of typed keyboard characters used, as in e-mail, to represent a stylized face meant to convey the writer's tone: for example, (*^▽^*) suggests happiness | （＾＿－） suggests irony | (⌣_⌣”) suggests sadness.
Emoticon short for "emotion icon" also known simply as an emote, Emoticon also called Kaomoji in Japanese. An emoticon is a pictorial representation of a facial expression using punctuation marks, numbers, and letters, usually written to express a person's feelings or mood.
Emoticons used for textual portrayals of a writer's moods or facial expressions in the form of icons. Originally, these icons consisted of ASCII art, and later, Shift JIS art and Unicode art. In recent times, graphical icons, both static and animated, have joined the traditional text-based emoticons.
Emoticons are often used to tell a reader about the general tone of a statement and can change or improve the reading of plain writing. Over the years, many kinds of emoticons have been created, and now there are hundreds of known emoticons. The word "emoticon" is a blend of the English words emotion (or emote) and icon. In web forums, instant messengers, and online games, text emoticons are often automatically replaced with small pictures, which came to be called emoticons as well. Certain complex character combinations can only be accomplished in a double-byte language, giving rise to very complex forms.
What is an ascii character?
ASCII abbreviated from American Standard Code for Information Interchange is a character encoding standard for electronic communication. ASCII codes represent text in computers, telecommunications equipment, and other devices. Most modern character-encoding schemes are based on ASCII, although they support many additional characters.
American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII): a standard code, consisting of 128 7-bit combinations, for characters stored in a computer or to be transmitted between computers. A code that assigns the numbers 0 through 127 to the letters of the alphabet, the digits 0 through 9, punctuation marks, and certain other characters. For example, the capital letter A is coded as 65 (binary 1000001). By standardizing the values used to represent written text, ASCII enables computers to exchange information. Basic, or standard, ASCII uses seven bits for each character code, giving it 27, or 128, unique symbols. Various larger character sets, called extended ASCII, use eight bits for each character, yielding 128 additional codes numbered 128 to 255.