Where can I find a downloadable database of Japanese-style emoticons (顔文字, kaomoji, "face characters")? The database should ideally be free.

Examples of kaomoji are: {^.^}, (°Д°), (◕‿◕).

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Late answer, but still relevant for others. I've found two good datasets at this point, both labeled:

  1. https://github.com/topics/kaomoji-emoticons
  2. https://github.com/elisa-aleman/Kaomoji_parsing/blob/master/Kaomoji.csv

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