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Emoji on the forum

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cmloegcmluin wrote:
Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:58 am
:icecream:
:icecream:, huh? Looks suspiciously like soft serve...
But what is "soft serve" a soft serve of ? Is this better? :ice_cream: It's ice<underscore>cream.
In any case, what other secret smilies are you holding out on us?
They are considered emoji rather than smileys, and are built in to phpBB, I think it's via a third party server. They are simply Unicode characters.

So you can use WinCompose to type their hex code points.
⎄u1f368⏎ = :ice_cream: = 🍨

And you can scale them.
[size=400]:icecream:[/size] = :icecream:

I had a hell of a time finding a list of the :colon_codes: for them. It seems like this might be one, but displayed in a different font.
https://gist.github.com/rxaviers/7360908

Here's a cool one. :sagittarius: = :sagittarius:

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Re: Emoji on the forum

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OK. I just learned that the emoji "font" used by phpBB is the Twitter emoji font, also called Twemoji, as shown here in the column marked "Twtr".
https://unicode.org/emoji/charts/full-emoji-list.html

But Twitter does not specify the :colon_codes:, which appear to be the same as those in the GitHub page I linked in the previous post, and not the same as the column marked "CLDR short names" in the table linked above.

If you enter an emoji as a unicode character, then you will see it in the post editor in the "font" called "Browser" in the table linked above.

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