Emoji SVG is a smiley face ideogram language used in e-mails and web pages. This graphic language, where instead of words combinations of pictures are used, appeared in Japan and spread all over the world. Initially, Emoji SVG looked like a pictogram language, where symbols were used the same way as in ASCII-emotics, but had a wider range of use, and icons were standardized in the keyboard, which became available on mobile devices. Some of the emo-ji symbols have a specific meaning in Japanese culture: for example, a bowing businessman, an ioritin, a white flower denoting “brilliantly done homework”, or a group of symbols for popular food: ramen, dango, onigiri and sushi.
Unlike emodzis, emoticons have arisen as means of the image of emotions existing typographic means at the initiative of users. However, some of the emodsies that denote faces are attributed to emoticons.
Emoji SVG History
The first emodsies were created in 1998 or 1999 by Shigetaka Kurita, a member of the group that worked on the creation of the i-mode mobile Internet platform, which was launched in the network of NTT DoCoMo operator. The first set of 172 emodsies of 12×12 pixels was developed as part of an i-mode messaging function to facilitate electronic communication and was a distinctive feature that distinguishes the platform from other services.
However, in 1997, Nicolas Laufrani, drawing attention to the growing popularity of ASCII-emotics in mobile technologies, began experimenting with animated emoticons, with the aim of creating colorful icons that correspond to the original ASCII-emoticons, consisting of simple punctuation marks, in order to improve them for more interactive use in digital communication. Of these, Laufrani created the first graphic emoticons and made an online dictionary of emoticons, divided into separate categories: “Classic”, “Emotions”, “Flags”, “Holidays”, “Entertainment”, “Sports”, “Weather”, “Animals”, “Food”, “Nationalities”, “Professions”, “Planets”, “Zodiac”, “Infants”; these images were first registered with the U.S. Copyright Office in 1997, and were subsequently placed as files.Gifts on the Internet in 1998 and became the first ever graphic emoticons used in technology. In 2000, the “Catalogue of emoticons” created by Laufrani became available on the Internet for downloading by users to cellular phones through the site smileydictionary.com, which collected more than 1000 graphical emoticons, smileys and their ascii versions. The same catalogue was later published in 2002 in a book published by Marabout under the title “Dico Smileys”. In 2001, the Smiley company began to license the rights to use graphic emoticons Laufrani when downloading emoticons to cell phones by various telecommunications companies, including Nokia, Motorola, Samsung, SFR (vodaphone) and Sky Telemedia.