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This is a list of notable and commonly used emoticonsor textual portrayals of a writer's moods or facial expressions in the form of icons. In recent times, graphical icons, both static and animated, have joined the traditional text-based emoticons; these are commonly known as emoji. Emoticons can generally be divided into three groups: Western mainly from America and Europe or horizontal though not all are in that orientation ; Eastern or vertical mainly from east Asia ; and 2channel style originally used on 2channel and other Japanese message boards.

The most common explanation for these different styles is that in the East, the eyes play the primary role in facial expressions, while in the West, the whole face tends to be used.

Western style emoticons are mostly written from left to right as though the head is rotated counter-clockwise 90 degrees. One will most commonly see the eyes on the left, followed by the nose often not included and then the mouth. Typically, a colon is used for the eyes of a face, unless winking, in which case a semicolon is used. However, an equals sign, a number 8, or a capital letter B are Sad face ascii used to indicate normal eyes, widened eyes, or those with glasses, respectively.

Symbols for the mouth vary, e. Eastern emoticons generally are not rotated sideways, and may include non-Latin characters to allow for Sad face ascii complexity. These emoticons first arose in Japan, where they are referred to as kaomoji literally "face characters".

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