Users from Japan popularized a style of emoticons that can be understood without tilting one's head to the left. These emoticons are usually found in a format similar to (*_*). The asterisks indicate the eyes; the central character, commonly an underscore, the mouth; and the parentheses, the outline of the face.
Many different characters can be used to represent the eyes. The "look of disapproval" emoticon uses the character ಠ (ttha) from the Kannada alphabet. This alphabet is used primarily to write the Kannada language, one of the Dravidian languages of southern India. Each written symbol in the Kannada script corresponds with one syllable.
Other Kannada characters commonly used to represent eyes include ಥ (tha), ದ (da), ರ (ra).
Source : wikipedia (Kannada alphabet)Voir aussi : ツ ㋡ ヅ ^^ ^^' 웃 ಠ_ಠ
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