ASCII emoticons.

What is ASCIImoji?

Wouldn´t it be cool if you could get an emoticon like ʕ·͡ᴥ·ʔ just by typing (bear)?
Well, that's exactly what ASCIImoji does!

The latest version 1.6.1 has different ASCIImojis built in (see list below).

ASCIImoji is currently available in these formats:

Mac OS text shortcuts

If you use Mac OS, this is your best choice. After installation, you can use ASCIImoji system-wide.

Download Installation instructions »

Chrome extension

The Chrome extension enables ASCIImoji for websites. You can even define your own emoticons!

Install from Chrome Webstore »


- Vanilla JS function
- jQuery plugin
- Plain text file

Download from Github »


These are the emoticons currently available by default in ASCIImoji.

You type You get


Type into the text box and instantly see the results!

Submit an emoticon

If you want to suggest an emoticon for an upcoming release, please leave a comment on this GitHub issue.