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I would like to include smileys in my LaTeX document. Is there any package with lots of different smileys?

In mnsymbol and wasysym, I found some general symbols:

wasysym: \smiley{} \frownie{} \blacksmiley{}

MnSymbol: \(\smile{} \frown{}\)


But I do not like the output. Actually, I am looking for smileys which look like "default smiles" in Google Talk, MSN, ... ;) <- this one is my favourite. ;)

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Related Question: Something between \frownie and \smiley. –  Peter Grill Jun 9 '12 at 0:25

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For the sake of completeness (see also http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/59125/83):

Unicode defines lots of emoticons: There is ☺ and ☹ at U+263A and U+2639, and there are many more from U+1F601 onward. So, all you need is a font that includes these characters (like DejaVu Sans) and use it with XeLaTeX or LuaLaTeX. E.g.,

% Compile with xelatex or lualatex and DejaVu Sans installed on your system.
\newfontfamily\DejaSans{DejaVu Sans}

Some emoticons from Unicode: 

{\DejaSans ☺😐☹😁😂😃😇😉😈😋😍😱} and even cats: {\DejaSans 😺}!


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bclogo offers these: smileys from bclogo (from the manual)

This, however, doesn't work with pdfTeX because the package uses pstricks.

Generally, I recommend you look for some smileys that you like on the web and then put them in your document via includegraphics{}.


marvosym also offers two smileys:

\Smiley{} \Frowny{}


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A dingbats style font? How about James Stirling's smiley faces font:

  1. Sampler selection gratis for noncommercial use
  2. Standard rights commercial, full range for $5

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Good answer, but...yuk! Those are just ghastly! –  dmckee Oct 4 '10 at 0:21

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