If you send a grimace emoji on an iPhone, it'll look like an smile on an Android


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If this is the :smiley: face (colon - D or : D ), then it seems that the headline is flipped. Apple is using a weird grimace smile in place of the “big cheese” smile.


Of course, you realize that by pointing this obvious fact, you’ll be attacked for attacking Apple, eh.


Now I can’t unsee this emoji as Koro-sensei from Assassination Classroom.


Right? I use the iPhone emoji pack on Android, and the “grimace” has always looked like a person who is so happy that they are straining to hold a giant smile.


well that’s why :grimacing: exists
:grimacing: is grimace
:grin: is happiness


Unicode 1F601: :grin: Defined as “GRINNING FACE WITH SMILING EYES”

Android’s icon is clearly right.


That’s not a grimace.

That’s a grimace.


You hamburgled my heart :hamburger:


That’s not Grimace, either.

THIS is Grimace:


(I had to.)


the reason why I hate autoreplacement of ASCII emoticons with the graphical ones.

:smiley: is not a smiley and :slight_smile: not a slight smile


I’ve always been partial to the RBF emoji anyway.



This is definitely Apple’s poor artwork’s fault.

Grimacing Face is correctly rendered as a grimacing face on all platforms: :grimacing:

Grinning Face With Smiling Eyes, which is the actual name of the emoji in the subject of the article, is shown correctly as a grinning face on non-Apple devices, but on Apple the “grin” looks like a grimace, even though they thought they could put in those cutesy “upside-down-u” eyes to make it into a grin.

That aside, even though this is All Apples Fault as usual, I hate Android’s non-circular smiley faces.

Also, as another unrelated aside, my two-year-old actually makes those upside-down-u eyes when she grins, and, yes, it is actually adorable, true fact.


Exactly that - if I type:-) I would like those ASCII characters to come through without ambiguity.

It gets sillier - some clients interpret a single letter in brackets as an emoji of some kind. Type up a list of points (a) through (d), and you end up sending the list of points (a), (picture of a beer mug), (picture of a coffee cup), and (picture of a martini glass).


Another favorite source of inter-platform confusion is the “blond(e)” emoji :blonde_man:


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I’ve yet to see :stuck_out_tongue: rendered correctly. There’s no implied smile.


I think that was the joke, yes.


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It looks like at least four of the renderings of that emoji listed here have no smile:

I agree with not having a smile – there are at least two other faces with tongues sticking out. They don’t all need to be smiling.

But also, as in the original article… boy are there a lot of different emotions in the different renderings of this one face. Google’s looks sick. Microsoft’s is unimpressed.