Online chatters looking for cute emoticons will find a new one in the penguin. Emoticons are faces and characters made using ascii symbols, or characters on computer keys. Common emoticons include :) for a smiley face and :( for a sad face. In Google and Yahoo chat, there is no preprogrammed penguin emoticon, but in Facebook chat, typing the ascii symbols for a penguin generates a cartoon image of a penguin facing the left side of the chat window.
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Things you need
- Computer keyboard
Type <, the less than symbol. To access this symbol, hold down the shift key and hit the comma key.
Type (, the open parenthesis symbol. Hold down the shift key and type the 9.
Type the ", or open quotes symbol. Hold down the shift key and hit the ' key, which is just to the left of the return key.
Type ), the close parenthesis symbol. Hold down the shift key and hit 0.
Look at your penguin symbol. It should appear as <("). Hit the return key in the Facebook chat window and the penguin symbol will appear.
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