I've been getting some emails lately at my personal Gmail account from people at Microsoft with a freestanding "J" or "L" at the end of some sentences... emoticon like syntax and placement, but more cryptic... I thought I had missed the memo on some new internet meme or shorthand, but it turns out it's just a "feature" of how Outlook translates some standard emoticons into images.
Here is a test message in Outlook.
And here is how the message was received in Gmail.
Proving yet again that Microsoft and Google just don't want to talk to each other... :-) (or should I say J)
4 years ago