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Text Smileys to emoticons


I have created an application that automatically turns all text smileys into emoticons.  It can be found at

Would appreciate your feedback.


Thursday, April 22, 2004

Nice and simple.

Personally I've always thought of and used :o| as a sort of stunned amazement. Not a criticism, just a personal observation.

Jack of all
Thursday, April 22, 2004

Nice and simple...although yahoo might have something to say about your using their emoticons ;-)

Code Monkey
Thursday, April 22, 2004

May I raise a point that could save lots of money?

Anyone who uses that on their own page/site will be loading the JS file from your sites, as well as all the emoticon GIF's.

Suggestion - zip up the JS file and emoticon GIF's and provide that as a download, with instructions on how to embed the JS file in their own HTML.

Dan G
Thursday, April 22, 2004

What about lefty smileys?  (:

Thursday, April 22, 2004

Thanks for all your comments!

Dan G: I know that bandwidth may be an issue, but i figured that the browser will cache the JS file and graphics so it won't be such a huge drain. 

Bleh: There are probably 100 other smileys that I could have added.  The reasons I did not are:
1) Yahoo didn't have the other 100 emoticons :)
2) I chose the more common emoticons that also happen to be more easily memorised.

Jack of all: I get your point. But as I was browsing the net, i realised there are no standards for text smileys. A smile could be :) or :-).  Certainly, my symbols have limitations.

Did you guys try Glocal News?

cheers, and thanks for the feedback!

Friday, April 23, 2004

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