'Normale' Zeichen:
:-) oder :) glücklich, wird oft nach einem Witz benutzt oder um Ironie zu kennzeichen fröhlich, lächelnd, Spaß haben und bedeutet auch: "Schön Dich zu sehen!"
:-D (herzhaftes) Lachen, Auslachen (selten)
:-* Kuß
;-) oder ;) Augenzwinkern: "Hast Du das verstanden?"
oder auch: "Gute Miene zum bösen Spiel machen."
:-1 selbstgefälliges Grinsen
:-( enttäuscht, traurig, nicht witzig
:-< traurig weil aussichtslos
(:-... traurige Nachricht, Kullertränen
:-> Sarkasmus
:/) nicht witzig
:-| leicht verärgert oder uninteressiert
:-C unglaublich
:-o oh, nein
<:-) dumme Frage, Eselskappe
:-# zensiert
:-v schreien
:-w mit gespaltener Zunge sprechen
(-: Message eines Linkshänders
:>) Chatter hat eine große Nase
:*) betrunken sein
||*) Händedruck angeboten
||*( Händedruck angenommen
:p Zunge rausstrecken
|-( tief in der Nacht
:-\ oder :-/  

Steigerungen:
:)) sehr glücklich
:))))))) wirklich sehr glücklich (Steigerung bis ins Unendliche möglich...)
:-)) besonders fröhlich (Steigerung bis ins Unendliche möglich...)
:-[ beißender Sarkasmus
:-|| sehr verärgert
:-@ extrem verärgert
:(( sehr traurig
:-c besonders traurig

Variationen:
#:-o oh, nein
´-) Augenzwinkern
=) Smiley mit großen Augen, besonders schnell zu tippen
(: umgedrehter glücklicher Smiley
): umgedrehter trauriger Smiley
:[ Vampir oder Monster
=:) Bart Simpson, Punker Smiley
:9 verreckter Smiley, vergessen Shift-Taste (Umschalttaste) zu drücken
@>-`-,-
@-->-->--<
kein Smiley mehr, sondern eine Rose!
*grins*, <grins> auch so kann man Gefühle ausdrücken...

 :-o    Wow!                        :-c     Real unhappy
 :-|    Grim                        :-C     Just totally unbelieving
 := |   Baboon                      :-B     Drooling
 :-v    Speaking                    :-,     Smirk
 :-V    Shout                       :-||    Anger
 :-w    Speak with forked tongue    :-)     Smiling
 :-r    Sticking tongue out         :-(     Frowning
 :-*    Oops!                       '-)     Wink
 :-T    Keeping a straight face     ;-)     Sardonic Incredulity
 :-D    Said with a smile           %-<I>   Drunk with laughter
 :-x    Kiss kiss                   :-"     Pursing lips
 :-[    Pouting                     :-#     My lips are sealed
 :-X    A big wet kiss!             :-P     Tongue hanging out in anticipation
 :-Y    A quiet aside               8-|     Eyes wide with surprise
 >-<    Absolutely livid!!          &-|     Tearful
 |-{    "Good Grief!"  (Charlie Brown?)
 :-}    "Thish wine tashted pretty good"
 8-]    "wow, maaan"
 8-O    "Omigod!!" (done after "rm -rf *" ?)
 :-,    "Hmmmm."
 |~(    "Someone just busted my nose".
 :^D    "Great! I like it!"
 B-D    "Serves you right, dummy!!"


:-)   Your basic smiley. This smilie is used to inflect a sarcastic or
      joking statement since we can't hear voice inflection over Unix.
;-)   Winky smiley. User just made a flirtatious and/or sarcastic remark.
      More of a "don't hit me for what I just said" smiley.
:-(   Frowning smiley. User did not like that last statement or is upset
      or depressed about something.
:-I   Indifferent smiley. Better than a Frowning smilie but not quite as
      good as a happy smiley
:->   User just made a really biting sarcastic remark. Worse than a :-).
>:->  User just made a really devilish remark.
>;->  Winky and devil combined. A very lewd remark was just made.


(-:   User is left handed
%-)   User has been staring at a green screen for 15 hours straight
:*)   User is drunk
[:]   User is a robot
8-)   User is wearing sunglasses
B:-)  Sunglasses on head
::-)  User wears normal glasses
B-)   User wears horn-rimmed glasses
8:-)  User is a little girl
:-)-8 User is a Big girl
:-{)  User has a mustache
:-{}  User wears lipstick
{:-)  User wears a toupee
}:-(  Toupee in an updraft
:-[   User is a Vampire
:-E   Bucktoothed vampire
:-F   Bucktoothed vampire with one tooth missing
:-7   User just made a wry statement
:-*   User just ate something sour
;-(   User is crying
;-)   User is so happy, s/he is crying
:-@   User is screaming
:-#   User wears braces
:^)   User has a broken nose
:<)   User is from an Ivy League School
:-&   User is tongue tied.
+-:-) User is the Pope or holds some other religious office
`:-)  User shaved one of his eyebrows off this morning
,:-)  Same thing...other side
|-I   User is asleep
|-O   User is yawning/snoring
:-Q   User is a smoker
:-?   User smokes a pipe
O-)   Megaton Man On Patrol!  (or else, user is a scuba diver)
O :-) User is an angel (at heart, at least)
:-P   Nyahhhh!
:-S   User just made an incoherent statement
:-D   User is laughing (at you!)
:-X   User's lips are sealed
:-C   User is really bummed
<|-)  User is Chinese
<|-(  User is Chinese and doesn't like these kind of jokes
:-/   User is skeptical
C=:-) User is a chef
@=    User is pro-nuclear war
*<:-) User is wearing a Santa Claus Hat
:-o   Uh oh!
(8-o  It's Mr. Bill!
*:o)  And Bozo the Clown!
3:]   Pet smiley
3:[   Mean Pet smiley
d8=   Your pet beaver is wearing goggles and a hard hat.
E-:-) User is a Ham radio operator
:-9   User is licking his/her lips
%-6   User is braindead
[:-)  User is wearing a walkman
(:I   User is an egghead
<:-I  User is a dunce
K:P   User is a little kid with a propeller beenie
@:-)  User is wearing a turban
:-0   No Yelling!  (Quiet Lab)
:-:   Mutant Smiley
      The invisible smiley
.-)   User only has one eye
,-)   Ditto...but he's winking
X-(   User just died
%\v   Picasso
C=}>;*{O)  Mega-Smiley... A drunk, devilish chef with a toupee in an updraft,
                          a mustache, and a double chin



:]    Gleep...a friendly midget smiley who will gladly be your friend
:)    Happy
:>    hmm, let me think...
:D    Laughter
:I    Hmmm, not funny!
:(    Sad
:[    Real Downer
:<    what pretences!
:{    oh boy, the headmaster!...
:O    Yelling
;(    Crying
[]    Hugs and
:*    Kisses


:-`   smiley spitting out its chewing tobacco
:-1   smiley bland face
:-!           "
:-$   smiley face with it's mouth wired shut
:-6   smiley after eating something sour
8-)   smiley swimmer
:-*   smiley after eating something bitter
:-&   smiley which is tongue-tied
:-0   smiley orator
(:-(  unsmiley frowning
=:-)  smiley punk-rocker
=:-(  (real punk rockers don't smile)
+-:-) smiley priest
:-o   smiley singing national anthem
:-p   smiley sticking its tongue out (at you!)
:-Þ   smiley blowing a raspberry, or just a friendly sticking out of your tongue
:-[   un-smiley blockhead
:-]   smiley blockhead
:-{   smiley variation on a theme
:-}   ditto
{:-)  smiley with its hair parted in the middle
}:-)  above in an updraft
g-)   smiley with pince-nez glasses
:-\   undecided smiley
:-/   lefty undecided smiley
:-|   "have an ordinary day" smiley
;-)   winking smiley
:-<   real sad smiley
:-x   "my lips are sealed" smiley
:-c   bummed out smiley
:-v   talking head smiley
:-?   smilely smoking a pipe
0-)   smiley cyclops (scuba diver?)
:<    midget unsmiley
:>    midget smiley

:-)    ha ha
|-)    hee hee
|-D    ho ho
:->    hey hey
:-(    boo hoo
:-I    hmm
:-O    uh oh
:-P    nyah nyah
|-P    yuk

Ostasiatische Smileys: (!!!!!)

(^_^)   basic smiley
(^^)    basic smiley too.

(^o^)   delightful

(-_-)   sleepy or suspecting
(-.-)   sleepy suspecting, or "huhun?"

(@o@)   amazing
(*o*)   suprizing

(;_;)   weeping
(T_T)   weeping hardly

(?_?)   "I do NOT know"


*";"    is sweat*
(^_^;)         in this case. smiling, but feeling "oh no", "too much" 
               "iC iC"..etc 
               (this is an important smiley, but very difficult to translate..^_^;)
(^_^;;;;;;;;;; in this case sweat increased.
(-_-;)         "oh realy?"

*"v"           is fingars*
v(^_^)         victory!
v(--)v         I am a crab (I created now ^_^;;;;;)

*"\" and "/"   are arms*
(^_^)/         "hi!"
(-_-)/         "hi...i am sleepy."
(@o@)/         "oh! hi!"
(^_^;)/        "hi............"
\(^^\)(/^^)/   "dancing in delight"
\(^_^)/        BANZAI!
(;_;)\(^_^)    "don't worry my friend."
\(..)          memorizing
(^^)/~~~~~     "see you!" with smile
(;;)/~~~~~     "see you!" with sobing.