In the world of popular social networks like Facebook or Twitter, communication isn’t just limited to words and phrases, when there is also the option to use emojis for sharing and expresiing thoughts and ideas. For emojis’ enthusiasts, an online translation tool could be on the way to help translating English words into emojis expressions and vice versa.
After putting a lot of effort in translating the classic Mobi Dick book into emoji, the author, Fred Benenson thought that it might be a good idea to create an emoji translation engine as well. For those of you who don’t know, emoji have their own grammatical rules and they act like an independent language with a large audience for it, so it makes sense why a specific tool for translating them into English might be useful.
As regards to the emoji translation project, it will focus on publishing an emoji phrasebook and creating a translation engine to help users figure out what all emojis mean. But these parts of the project, the authors need money to pay people to translate words and sentences from English to emojis, so they can create a solid database of both languages. The power of crowdsourcing could make a big difference in building this project, so any help is more than welcome.
To find out more about this translation project, visit the emoji translation project page and make a small donation too, if possible.