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.




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Elias IX:

10-16-2015 01:34:39 UTC

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


10-16-2015 05:11:10 UTC

Are you changing your name to Elias Ⅸ now?


10-16-2015 16:11:04 UTC

Many of these are just boxes for me.

75th Trombone:

10-16-2015 19:25:17 UTC

Josh: What browser and operating system?

75th Trombone:

10-16-2015 19:25:34 UTC

...and browser VERSION?


10-16-2015 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:

10-17-2015 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 That page is a little out of date; Chrome now supports some emoji on OS X, for example.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:

10-17-2015 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 😁)