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Encyclopedia Emoji: how do I know what each of the Emoji in iOS and OS X

You know the difference between Emoji with tongue out and winking Emoji with tongue hanging out? Modern users communicate with each other almost only smiles, and soon the society, insufficient knowledge of this language will remain in the past.

It is believed that the Emoji icons have been developed in the late 1990s under the influence of Japanese comics and was one of the ways that we or other mobile device could attract a potential buyer. Until the time when Unicode was standardized emojis, they could not appear in the message if the sender and receiver used different media. With the adoption of standardization, this problem has been partially solved.

In 2008, when iPhone 3G was released, it quickly became popular worldwide, but in Japan has been criticized due to the fact that didn’t support Emoji. Apple couldn’t ignore the large market, and icons began to be supported on all iPhones starting with iOS 5.

This week new to Apple operating systems, in which there are over 150 new characters Emoji. They are included in the updates iOS 9.1 and OS X El Capitan 10.11.1. The language of ideograms and smileys seriously expanded, but not all fully understand with the icons. MacDigger decided to prepare some tips that will help you understand what do the symbols mean on Emoji for iPhone and Mac.

There are several ways to learn the meaning of each smiley face on the Mac.

Method 1:

Step 1: In the Messages app in OS X click on the button with a picture of a smiley to open the panel with Emoji.

Step 2: scroll down to Find the smiley you want to learn.

Step 3: Hover your cursor over the icon and after a few seconds, a tooltip appears with a description.

Method 2:

Step 1: In any application on Mac, click the top line of the edit –> “Emoji & symbols”, or use keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Cmd + Space. This will bring up the window with all the symbols present in the OS.

Step 2: In the left sidebar, select the appropriate section.

Step 3: Enter Emoji, which value do you want to learn.

Step 4: With right side will be submitted to the description of this Emoji.

Method 3:

On iPhone and iPad also have a way to identify Emoji. However, if in OS X find the value of the Emoji is easy, for iPhone and iPad will require a few extra steps. If you are interested, looks like “face, screaming from fear”, do the following:

Step 1: Go to Settings –> General –> Universal access, which are special functions for people with disabilities.

Step 2: Open the Speak selection and turn on the toggle Pronunciation. Other settings, including the Dialects and the words highlighted can be left as default.

Step 3: Open any text app, such as Notes, switch to the layout with the emoticons and type one or more icons.

Step 4: Select the text in the usual way and click new menu item to Pronounce.

For some reason, the speech function does not work in iOS 9, but it still available on older versions of iOS. He was probably talking about a program error, and in the future Apple will solve the problem.

Method 4:

Learn about Emoji characters, you can use the website Emojipedia. It’s a bit like Wikipedia in the world of emoticons. The resource is dedicated to the Emoji characters and contains detailed information about each of them. Here explained the meanings of all difficult-to-interpret icons. Each card with the decrypted value can be share in social networks.

Emojis are increasingly being used in modern culture, securing their status as a language of communication. For example, in October 2009 successfully completed a crowdfunding campaign book, “Emoji Dick” based on the novel “Moby dick”, in August 2013 released a clip of Katy Perry, the plot of which is transmitted through Emoji. And in March last year, public service announcements, made via icons, presented by the international Association PETA.

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