- Vendor: SoftBank
- Version: 2000
- Release Date: Jan. 1, 2000
- Emojis: 471
Builds on the original SoftBank emoji set, with additional characters and design changes including many smileys switching from circular red faces to yellow faces which fill the entire square.
This release was first available in 1999, but in comon use from early 2000.
Note: Each emoji has been mapped to its modern Unicode codepoint, despite this set existing prior to Unicode emoji standardization.
About SoftBank Emojis
SoftBank is a Japanese carrier which had its own emoji set for the years 2006—2016. Apple's original emoji font was designed to be compatible with this set due to iPhone being a SoftBank-exclusive phone when first released in Japan.
In 2016 Softbank announced they would be switching to Google emoji designs on phones supporting Android 7.0 or above. SoftBank no longer releases updates to this emoji set.