If this is the 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.
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 exists
Unicode 1F601: 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
That’s not Grimace, either.
THIS is Grimace:
(I had to.)
the reason why I hate autoreplacement of ASCII emoticons with the graphical ones.
is not a smiley and 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:
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.
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).
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I’ve yet to see 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.