|Common text format symbols:||:'( OR :_( OR T_T OR ;_; OR QQ|
|Special theme:||Sadness, grief|
Several emoticons can be used to represent crying. They are as follows:
The emoticons are generally used to express sadness or grief. :'( and :_( in particular indicate grief due to the mouth's position in the symbols.
In T_T the horizontal line at the top of the letter T represents the slit of an eye and the vertical line represents tear flowing beneath it. The underscore represents the bottom part of a face.
In ;_; the underscore represents the bottom part of a face and the semi-colons represent eyes and tears. This emoticon creates a sense of despair
In QQ, the circular part of the letter represents eyes and the lines on the bottom-right of each glyph represents tears sliding out from the eyes. It has become popular in online computer games due to the ability to easily use it as a verb or in a sentence.