@hyunjin9095 on Twitter recently pointed out an awesome Easter egg with Google Translate where if you type the names of Japanese animals in you’ll see kaomoji emoticons. To trigger this Easter egg first go to translate.google.com and select from Japanese to English. Then start typing the name of a Japanese animal into the box. If you just type in Romaji (English letters) it should automatically convert the syllables to Hiragana. If that doesn’t happen then click on the button at the bottom with the Hiragana character for a: あ. Once you type the Japanese word, in this case I typed neko, the Japanese word for cat, hit the down arrow on your keyboard. This would normally give you different Kanji, Katakana and what not for the syllables you entered but in some cases, like neko, it’ll give you Japanese emoticons! There are a bunch of different animals that Google Translate will give kaomoji for: Cat: neko Dog: inu Koala: koara Snake: hebi Bird: tori Fish: sakana Some animals though like rabbit (usagi) don’t bring up any emoticons. I tried typing in some emotions too like happy (ureshii) and sad (kanashii) and it didn’t really give me anything. Typing kanashii did give me some Western emoticons like :( and :-( though… So I don’t know, it only really seems to work with animals but the word sad did give a couple other emoticons so I bet there are other words you can type in that will show other kaomoji emoticons too! It’s nice to see kaomoji emoticons getting out there in more and more places. If you find anything else hidden in Google Translate please share it in the comments.
After long last the official Japanese Emoticons iPhone and iPad app is finally here!
I need everyone who likes to use this site to help me out a little bit here. During the first week that this app is available I need as many downloads as possible and more importantly as many 5-star reviews as possible.This helps the app get found easier on the app store so please, if you enjoy using the site download the app, leave a 5-star review and tell all your friends!
About the AppThis app features the entire database of Japanese emoticons available on this website. Simply tap on the emoticon you want and it’s copied. Then just paste it into whatever other app you want to use it. There’s a favourites menu so if you have certain emoticons that you really love to use you can save them so you’re not always digging through a giant list to find them. You can also create your own emoticons and even generate random ones, save them to your favourites menu and use them like the other emoticons. Here are some examples of awesome randomly generated emoticons that I made with the app:
|ᕙ (❁^д ^*)っ||((☆＾⌓ ＾☆)╭||｢(#Φ益 Φo)∩|
|⊂(o•ิ▂ ñ*)づ||╭ (oㅇ‿ o#)ᕗ||-(๑☆‿ ☆#)ᕗ|
|Σ(♡＠﹏ ＠☆)ﾉ”||｢(;´Σ ｀〃)ヘ||ヾ (;・﹏ •̀☆)b|
|╮ (☆-_ ⊙;)ゞ||ლ (#｀ﾛ＾;)>||ᕦ(;*Σ ⌒❁)ᕗ|
The Story and History Behind This AppI’ve been sort of planning and working towards making an app for over a year now. I finally got everything designed and planned out and hired a programmer in May and the app was finished in June. Then the Apple App Store Review Board refused to approve the app which was something I never expected. They said the app didn’t have any entertainment value and wasn’t useful. So I ended up fighting with the Review Board for about 3 weeks but they would not change their mind. A friend of mine suggested I add a create an emoticon feature so I designed that section, hired a programmer again and added that section to the app. That ended up taking another couple of weeks to get done. So the app was supposed to have launched back at the start of June but got pushed back to August because off the App Review Board. This is why it looks like I’ve been teasing a surprise now for a really long time. I was planning on launching the app a lot closer to when I first made that “something awesome is coming soon” blog post. But everything’s good now and you can download the app today.
And remember, we need as many downloads and 5-star reviews during this first week as possible to please tell your friends and also leave a 5-star review.I hope you enjoy the app, I put a ton of work into it. ☆*:.｡. o(≧▽≦)o .｡.:*☆
I recently stumbled upon this awesome stamp that lets you stamp out Japanese Emoticons in real life. it functions pretty much like those date stamps that librarians used to use to stamp out the due dates in books however instead of numbers for the dates it has various elements of Japanese emoticons. There are 7 sections to the stamp with 20 characters each which means you can create over 2,000 different Japanese emoticons and stamp them on whatever you like! They call it the Kaoiro which means “facial expression” in Japanese. If you want one you can order one online by clicking the button below: Get the Kaoiro Japanese Emoticons Stamp! (“⌒∇⌒”) That is an affiliate link so if you click it and decide you want to buy one of these awesome stamps you’ll help support this website. Here are a few more photos of the Kaoiro Japanese Emoticons stamp: