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A system and method to prevent potential miscommunication using emoji

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000247636D
Publication Date: 2016-Sep-22
Document File: 2 page(s) / 35K

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Abstract

This invention proposes a method to send the icon image and unicode codepoint information of the emoji characters via an internal format, thus the presentation of the emoji on both sender's and receiver's devices will remain the same to avoid mis-communication caused by different emoji styling among different devices/systems.

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A system and method to prevent potential miscommunication using emoji


Background
Emoji is frequently used in text messaging, especially on mobile devices. Nowadays, over 1000+ Emojis had been added into Unicode. Though Unicode describes the identity of each emoji, it does not define the exact appearance of an emoji. The visual style of each emoji depends on the artwork of the operating system, just like appearance of letters are varies between fonts. Therefore, when emojis are sent between different devices, the look ofthe emoji sent out by the sender's device may look totally different on the other end, and this may wrap what the sender was trying to convey.

A new study found that people have very different interpretations of what certain emoji mean. According to the study result, even slight changes in emoji styling can lead to different perception and even cause confusion. Take 'grinning face' (U+1F600)for example, the look of the emoji varies on different platforms.

Summary

With respect to the issue mentioned in Section 1, this invention proposes a method to send the icon image and unicode codepointinformation of the emoji characters via an internal format, thus the presentation of the emoji on both sender's and receiver's devices will remain the same to avoid mis-communication caused by different emoji styling among different devices/systems.

The system will work this way:

When a sender sends a message with an emoji characters, to ensure the receiver see th...