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How to Make a Keyboard Smiley With Fangs

by Clare EdwardsUpdated September 28, 2017

Keyboard smileys are expressive faces, or emoticons, made up of letters, numbers, punctuation marks and other keyboard symbols. Western smileys are read sideways, usually with the top on the left; Asian-style smileys are read horizontally. To make a smiley with fangs, the mouth character or characters is changed to suggest protruding teeth. Some applications that convert text strings to small graphical smileys have a fanged or toothed smiley.

Common Fanged Smileys

Type :-[ to make a fanged smiley. Type >:-[~ to make a scowling vampire with a dribble of blood on his chin.

Type :K to make a snake or vampire with oversized fangs. Type :E to make a buck-toothed vampire. Type :F to make a vampire with crooked fangs.

Type ^;;^ to make a vampire bat with fangs.

Asian-Style Fanged Smileys

Type (';.;') or (',..,') to make a fanged face with small eyes.

Type (@,.,@) to make a vampire with hypnotic eyes. Type (,..,) to make a fanged face with stars for eyes. Type (o,..,o) to make a fanged face with glaring eyes. Type (=,..,=) (-,..,-) or to make a face with narrowed eyes.

Type (^,..,^) to make a happy vampire.

Tips

Type (^^^) on Facebook chat to get a picture of a fanged shark. For bigger-fanged emoticons, you can use text art (ASCII art). Design your own or use an ASCII art library such as ascii-art.de.

Warnings

Emoticons (smileys) are for fun, informal communication like emails to your friends. Avoid using them in more serious messages or academic work.

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