The internet has rapidly transformed the way we communicate. Since body language and verbal tone are not conveyed in text messages or e-mails, we’ve developed alternate ways to convey nuanced meaning. The most prominent change to our online style has been the addition of two new-age hieroglyphic languages: emoticons and emoji.
Emoji originated from the smiley, which first evolved into emoticons, followed by emoji and stickers in recent years. Smiley first appeared in the 1960s and is regarded as the first expression symbols. Smiley is a yellow face with two dots for eyes and a wide grin which is printed on buttons, brooches, and t-shirts.
An emoji is a pictogram, logogram, ideogram or smiley embedded in text and used in electronic messages and web pages. The main function of emoji is to provide emotional cues otherwise missing from typed conversation.
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Let’s explore the 8 terminal-based emoji tools. For each application we have compiled its own portal page, a full description with an in-depth analysis of its features, together with links to relevant resources.
|Terminal Emoji Tools|
|emoj||Find relevant emoji from text on the command-line|
|emojify||Substitutes emoji aliases that many services use for emoji raw characters|
|vim-emoji||Emoji in the Vim text editor|
|rofmoji||Find emoji for your clipboard|
|emoji||emoji terminal output for Python|
|splatmoji||Look up and input emoji and/or emoticons/kaomoji|
|emoji-cli||Emoji completion on the command line|
|tuimoji||Terminal based emoji chooser|
We cover GUI-based emoji pickers in this article.
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