The Emoji Translation Project

A project in by Fred Benenson

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The world needs an emoji translation engine. Help us build it using the power of crowdsourcing.
Backers: 202
Average Pledge Per Backer: $32

Funded: $6,410 of $15,000
Dates: Apr 21st -> May 21st (30 days)
Project By: Fred Benenson
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Latest News

The final stretch.

May 20th - via:
So. Is this thing going to happen? We've got less than a day to go. Your support has been awesome so far, and we've gotten some amazing press. But the world isn't going to get its emoji translation engine unless we hit our goal tomorrow at 10:46am.... (Read More)

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April 27th - via:
We've raised more than $5,000 with your help. Totally excellent. That means we're more than a third of the way to our goal, with a little less than three weeks remaining. And the world has been noticing. The Washington Post just published an article... (Read More)

The Emoji Translation Project on Kickstarter

April 24th - via:
Fred Benenson and Chris Mulligan are trying to raise $15,000 to fund The Emoji Translation Project, which includes building a digital translation engine, as well as publishing a phrasebook that translates emoji. (Read More)

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April 23rd - via:
Well hello! It's been a wonderful couple of days since launch. We've gotten over 100 backers and are almost 20% of the way to our goal. Thank you very much for all your love and support, and we couldn't be more excited about having you part of The... (Read More)

The Emoji Translation Project Kickstarter Wants To Create A Translation Engine That's Essentially Babelfish For Emoji

April 21st - via:
You know, for someone who ends up writing about emoji all the time, I don’t actually use them that often. In fact, they’re often a downright mystery to me — so it’s a good thing that the Emoji Translation Project is on the job. (Read More)

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