- Vendor: SoftBank
- Version: 2006
- Release Date: Jan. 1, 2006
- Emojis: 471
Updated in 2006, this version of Softbank's emoji set is largely the same as the prior release, but with additional detail or shading on a number of emoji designs. Used throughout 2006—2007.
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 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.