Hey guys, I have a small functions that adds smiley's to a text area, at the moment it just adds the characters for the smileyi.e ": )" for a smiling face, then I do a string replace using php when I display them. However, I would like the smiley to appear in the text area im posting my message in, how can this be achieved as the text area will not except smiley's?

Thanks in advance