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Emoticons, like shortcodes, are maintained and curated for integrity and accuracy, seeing as how there are so many variations (:) vs =] vs :}). Do we support : or = for eyes? What about ), ], or } for mouths? Or maybe a nose with -?

Emojibase solves this with a set of naming guidelines and the ability to generate emoticon permutations. With this in place, a single emoticon can be defined per emoji, reducing the overall filesize and maintenance overhead.

Only western styled emoticons are currently supported.