Emoji, though sounding similar to the English words – emotion and emoticon, their meanings are anything but same. This single character pictograph is a representation of diverse emotions, objects, symbols etc.
Since past two decades, the Japanese pioneered marvel has emerged as a universal language in digital communication. They make the text ‘alive’. Hence, these picture characters have gained an irreplaceable position among the social networking sites.
Unlike other technologies, emoji is going to be more powerful with every passing day. Recently, Unicode 9 standard observed an inclusion of 72 emoji to its existing set of 128,100. Understanding emoji’s elegance of multi-usage, Iconscout is presenting the list of the best emoji pack.
EmojiOne is the world’s best collection of Open Source. It provides the customized version of available picture characters as free-to-use emoji set. To maintain their uniqueness, they are constantly evolving their designs. One such example of it is the recently launched EmojiOne 3.0.
Its emoji keyboard for Chrome, Opera and Firefox web browsers has replaced the inbuilt emoji set. Moreover, developers can access their work using GitHub.
Restriction on character usage in tweets has made emoji an all-time-favorite for Twitter users. As emoji reduces long English phrases to singleton character, Twitter constantly surprises its subscribers with its new collection.
Recently, Twitter has made their emoji set available under MIT License for developers and designers. This open source provides an easy-to-embed twemoji.js library which offers a support for 2,477 pictographs.
GitHub Url: https://github.com/twitter/twemoji
Apple had introduced this Japanese wonder to the world. Since then, they have been incorporated in numerous applications like WhatsApp, Telegram, SnapChat, and list is endless.
GEmoji allows the individual to play with the iOS emoji collection. Their library contains character information about native pictograph and image files for a few custom emoji. Also, it allows the user to extract the same from macOS Sierra for the browsers and OS’s that doesn’t support this emerging single character. Additionally, it gives its users the access to add new emoji in the list.
GitHub Url: https://github.com/github/gemoji
This “Emoji as a Service” can be used on any website or app to show Emojidex emoji set. Emojidex comprises of all the custom designed emoji that replaces existing Unicode emoji characters.
It also allows its users to create their own emoji. It is available as an Android app and a Chrome extension. Furthermore, it’s open source on GitHub provides widgets, J Query extensions, compiled raster images, vector emoji etc.
GitHub Url: https://github.com/emojidex/
Noto Emoji is a color and black-and-white emoji fonts, and tools developed and managed by Google under Apache 2.0 License. It stands for “no more tofu” where tofu indicates those little boxes indicating device incompatibility for display. It has multiple styles and weights, and is freely available.
GitHub Url: https://github.com/googlei18n/noto-emoji
Emojipedia has a close similarity to Apple’s version of these Japanese solution. It is a visual concept about the look and feel of the newly designed picture character after their fruition. They have designed a wide range of fresh beautiful mock ups which may or may not resemble its final versions. But the changes in this transformation journey are very adorable. Furthermore, one can use their draft emoji designs for their projects by giving them link attribution.
Emoji contains more than 5000 in house created icons and/or illustrations available for immediate commercial use. Furthermore, they are available in high resolution and can be reproduced in any size.
Iconscout has provided a robust environment wherein the designers can flourish their talent. Explore our work on emoji from the following link: https://iconscout.com/search/?q=emoji&icon=packs
To know more about us. stay tuned for our next article on the best emoji packs available at Iconscout.
Also published on Medium.