SoftBank 1999

  • Vendor: SoftBank
  • Version: 1999
  • Release Date: Nov. 1, 1999
  • Emojis: 263

The original color emoji set from SoftBank, which was known as J-Phone in 1999 (later Vodafone, later SoftBank Mobile).

Note: Each emoji has been mapped to its modern Unicode codepoint, despite this set existing prior to Unicode emoji standardization.

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About SoftBank Emojis

SoftBank is a Japanese carrier which had its own emoji set for the years 1997—2016. SoftBank (known as J-Phone at the time) created the first known emoji set. The SoftBank emoji designs heavily influenced Apple's original emoji font which was designed to be compatible with this set when launching in Japan, due to iPhone being a SoftBank-exclusive phone when first released.

SoftBank announced it would switch to using Google emoji designs from 2016, for phones supporting Android 7.0 or above. SoftBank no longer releases updates to this emoji set.

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