Almost everyone has a smartphone, tablet or other gadget through which he communicates with friends and relatives. For example, I have an iPhone 5. And surely everyone saw emoticons in the keyboard of such devices, but few people know that these emoticons (the vast majority of them) are a generally accepted standard for font icons called Emoji.
We all know how to send such emoticons from gadgets, and in this article I will show how to use the built-in Emoji emoticons in Windows 8.1. Here they are, for example: Yes, yes, in Windows they are by default, you just need to learn how to use them.
Having mastered this method, you can use Emoji anywhere: in letters, in instant messengers, on VKontakte, Facebook, Twitter, etc. And do it all from your laptop or desktop PC.
Do you think emoticons are stupid? But did you know that the widespread use of emoticons was first introduced by such an Internet giant as Twitter. It was he who became the first to recognize emoticon characters in browsers and replace them with appropriate pictures so that the box looks like this: Although, of course, emoticons are not always appropriate, for example, it will be strange if you add something like this in an official letter (by mail):
You can use emoticons everywhere and they can find not just a fun application, but a useful one. For example, you can attract the attention of readers if you choose the right emoticon and add it to the title of the article. For example, something themed: ✈ ⛽
How to use Emoji in Windows 10
8 and 10 versions are very similar, so you can enable the on-screen keyboard in Windows 10 as well as in 8-ke. Let me remind you that it is this keyboard that allows you to insert Emoji emoticons.
We right-click on the taskbar and put a tick in front of "show the on-screen keyboard":
Next to the clock you will have an additional keyboard button, clicking on it will display an on-screen keyboard, then click on the emoticon icon in the bottom row and use Emoji to the fullest, something like this:
You can also immediately open the emoji keyboard. To do this, press the key combination:
Windows or Windows
As a result, the following keyboard should appear:
Video: Keyboard With Emoticons Like On iPhone
If at the time of pressing WIN. the cursor is in the text input field (textarea), then the emoji keyboard will appear directly in front of the cursor:
How to use Emoji in Windows 8
Right-click on the taskbar, point to the "Toolbar" and check the box next to Keyboard:
You have a keyboard, clicking on it you will see a Virtual keyboard at the bottom of the screen:
Virtual Keyboard in Windows 8.1
Now click on the emoticon button:
It is important to pay attention to the tabs where different types of emoticons are available and to the arrows (left, right), which can be used to scroll the page of the tab of emoticon types (if all emoticons of the tab do not fit).
In addition, you need to understand that these are icons and they can be displayed differently depending on the browser or even the site. For example, in Internet Explorer, such icons are colored, in Chrome, the font color. Therefore, you should not expect that the icon you choose will look exactly the same, but its meaning will certainly remain.
How the same Emoji characters look in different browsers: Chrome and IE
A little more about Emoji
Emoji (from Jap. 絵. picture and 文字. sign, symbol; Jap. Pronunciation [emod emi]). the language of ideograms and emoticons, for electronic messages. This language, where pictures are used instead of words, appeared in Japan. Some emoji characters have a special meaning in Japanese culture: for example, a white flower, meaning "perfectly done homework."
Emoji icons are not the symbolic code of the icon, as is customary in web applications, but rather the picture icon itself, exactly the same as any letter we write, for example “I”.
Although emoji was originally only available in Japan, some character sets were included in Unicode. This allowed us to use them in other countries. As a result, in some smartphones with the operating system Windows Phone and iPhone access to symbols was allowed. Since April 2009, Emoji has also appeared in the Gmail email service. Apple Mac OS X supports emojis from version 10.7 (font Apple Color Emoji). Today, WhatsApp, Viber, Telegram, Hangouts and VKontakte and other popular messaging apps also allow you to use emoji kits. Google added emoji support to the Google keyboard in November 2013 in all versions of Android (starting with Android 4.4).