Thursday, October 15, 2015

Emoji enabled ??

All righty, if I’ve done everything right, we should now be able to use “Astral” Unicode characters, including emoji, in most places where we might possibly want to. ? I had to change each database table and column one-at-a-time, so I didn’t do everything, but Emoji should be supported in post titles and fields, comments, private messages, and maybe a few other places, too.

As always, report any weirdness to the #server channel on Slack.



Brendan: he/him

15-10-2015 22:47:38 UTC


Brendan: he/him

15-10-2015 22:48:00 UTC


Brendan: he/him

15-10-2015 22:48:22 UTC


Elias IX:

16-10-2015 01:34:39 UTC

Oh wow. Incredibly manual workl. Thank you so much. ?


16-10-2015 05:11:10 UTC

Are you changing your name to Elias Ⅸ now?

Josh: he/him

16-10-2015 16:11:04 UTC

Many of these are just boxes for me.

75th Trombone:

16-10-2015 19:25:17 UTC

Josh: What browser and operating system?

75th Trombone:

16-10-2015 19:25:34 UTC

...and browser VERSION?

Kevan: Oracle he/him

16-10-2015 19:38:59 UTC

I get little boxes for 01f3fc and 01f600, in Firefox 41.0.2 on Windows, but the rest appear. Chrome 45.0.2454.84 on my Android phone doesn’t display those two at all.

75th Trombone:

17-10-2015 04:35:00 UTC

Alas, I was aware that emoji were still inconsistently supported on non-Apple platforms, but I didn’t know the exact extent of it. Here’s a rundown. That page is a little out of date; Chrome now supports some emoji on OS X, for example.

At any rate, the extended Unicode support helps with things beyond emoji; Greek letters, mathematical symbols, etc., etc.

75th Trombone:

17-10-2015 04:39:35 UTC

Okay never mind I was looking at a page that I THOUGHT implied Greek letters were trans-BMP, even though I didn’t believe that previously, but it turns out I was misreading it and Greek letters were always possible, but math symbols still apply ITS JUST BETTER OKAY??

(kidding ?)