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Did you think you could only see emojis on your mobile phone?
Well, think again.
The Museum of Modern Art in New York City recently received 176 emoji icons created by a Japanese communications company.
They came as a gift from Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation.
The emojis will now be displayed in the same building as works by artists like Andy Warhol, Claude Monet and Pablo Picasso.
The graphics are only 12 pixels by 12 pixels. Some of them are in the shape of the moon, a video game controller, a cat, a car and a high-heeled shoe.
Emojis first appeared around 1999, but took a long time to catch on.
The Unicode Consortium works to make sure computer data and computer code can be understood around the world. It was only in 2010 that the organization translated the emojis into Unicode Standard, a character coding system. That means a person in France can send a message to someone in the U.S. and the emoji will look the same to both people.
Now there are almost 1,800 emojis.
Some people consider emojis a new language since some messages do not use traditional text.
Visitors will be able to see the emojis in the museum's lobby through the end of 2016.
In a post on Twitter, one person said she "can't wait to see this."
Paola Antonelli is the senior curator of the Department of Architecture and Design at the museum.
She said the idea of emojis goes back hundreds of years and "covers all of human history. There is nothing more modern than timeless concepts such as these."
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I'm Dan Friedell.
Display of cute emoticons, emoji , is difficult
Have them all use the same communications protocol.
Peter Forey is curator of fossil fishes at the Natural History Museum.
There is a timeless quality to his best work.
1.Some of them are in the shape of the moon, a video game controller, a cat, a car and a high-heeled shoe.
in the shape of... 以……的形状
He made the flowers in the shape of a heart in order to propose to her.
He painted the egg in the shape of oval.
2.Emojis first appeared around 1999, but took a long time to catch on.
catch on 流行，变得流行
The idea has been around for ages without catching on.
You will never know what is to catch on in the next moment.
这些图形的像素仅有12*12 。他们形状不一：有月亮的、游戏手把的、喵星人的、汽车的、高跟鞋的 。
统一码联盟(Unicode Consortium)旨在确保计算机数据和计算机码能为全球所理解 。但该机构在2010年才将表情符号转译为统一码标准（某字符编码系统） 。转译为统一码标准意味着身处法国的人可以发信息给身处美国的人发送对所有人来说含义相同的符号表情 。
她表示，符号表情这个主意有上百年之久，“横贯人类历史” 。要论现代经典创意，我只服符号表情 。