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Emoji Update Request

Discussion in 'Communications' started by TiniTinyTony , Dec 8, 2020.

  1. TiniTinyTony

    TiniTinyTony 16X Wacky Wed/12X Hangman Winner star 7 VIP - Game Winner

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    It's my understanding that there are 8 emojis aka smilies (mad, adoration, blush, dancing, dunno, phbbbbt, prayer, and tee hee) that are currently hosted on an old server and not working with certain browsers.

    I would like to know if there is any intention of moving these 8 emojis from the old server to a new server that supports HTTPS. I hope this is not a huge ask, but I wanted to make this formal request as my question is getting buried in the technical thread.

    Stretch goal: Since the last emoji update I believe there are more Star Wars related emojis available. So if the move of "the 8" is happening, it would be cool if we could get any new ones added to the current library if available.

    Thank you for considering this request.

    From the "post technical questions and issues" thread for reference:
     
  2. Darth Punk

    Darth Punk JCC Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Go to Hell, Tony
     
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  3. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz Former Head Admin star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yes, this is happening eventually, included an expansion of the emoji roster.
     
  4. Boba_Fett_2001

    Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One star 8

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    Better see Zuckuss in there.
     
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  5. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 10

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    I would use the heck out of a thumbs up emoji.

    Why do R2, Chopper, and BB8 all have 2 emojis, and there's none for Wedge, or Poe?
     
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  6. Jedi Knight Fett

    Jedi Knight Fett Chosen One star 10

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    Genuinely curious are the Star Wars emojis custom or did you get them from somewhere
     
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  7. DarthTunick

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    The only acceptable option:



    [​IMG].
     
  8. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval Head Admin & TV Screaming Service star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    You're welcome.
     
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  9. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz Former Head Admin star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    They are adapted and resized versions of the official Star Wars emojis. Yes, that’s a thing! I have a full second set ready to go, and I’ve had for a long time, but as you may know we are dependent on a third party to access the server. Less than ideal, but it’s what it is!
     
  10. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 10

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    The only acceptable option is [​IMG] ?
     
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  11. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yes, it's extremely meta.
     
  12. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SFTC VII + Deadpool BOFF star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    In a way, it is:



    [​IMG] .
     
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  13. Jedi Knight Fett

    Jedi Knight Fett Chosen One star 10

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    Well whenever they get added I’ll be sure to use them once in celebration
     
  14. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 10

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    Harrumph. I needed the mad emoji today and you know what I got? :mad: You know how that makes me feel? :mad: Harrumph again.
     
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    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Chosen One star 8

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  17. EHT

    EHT Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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  18. starfish

    starfish Chosen One star 5

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    there is no starfish emoji

    just saying :p
     
  19. EHT

    EHT Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    This works: *
     
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  20. Sadie Erso

    Sadie Erso Jedi Master star 3

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    What about Rey's emoji?? [face_sigh][face_not_talking]

    Or a Porg one?? Now THAT would be awesome=((=((
     
  21. Darth_Duck

    Darth_Duck Chosen One star 5

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    If there's is no Jaxxon emoji, then what's the point?
     
  22. TiniTinyTony

    TiniTinyTony 16X Wacky Wed/12X Hangman Winner star 7 VIP - Game Winner

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    Hi, I was wondering if there is any plan for the emoji update to happen this year?

    ***

    Also, on a possibly related note :confused:, is there a reason we can't post green or yellow boxes, but white boxes post? Would adding a yellow and green box emoji in the update be a solution to this problem?

    For example, in the Wordle Discussion thread, if I wanted to post the follow boxes:

    Line 1: white, green, white, white, green
    Line 2: green, green, white, white, green
    Line 3: green, green, green, green, green

    What you get is:
    Line 1: white, white, white
    Line 2: white, white

    ⬜⬜⬜
    ⬜⬜

    Thanks!
     
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  23. Nehru_Amidala

    Nehru_Amidala Force Ghost star 7

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    We need a Thrawn emoji.
     
  24. jcgoble3

    jcgoble3 Chosen One star 6

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    Not in a helpful way. What Wordle copies to your clipboard are emoji. The icons you get here on the boards when you open the smiley-face menu are emoticons. It's a subtle difference, but the essence is this:

    Emoji are actual text-like characters (Unicode, for the geeks) just like these letters that are stored as unique codepoints, in the same manner as ordinary text, and can be copied and pasted from one application to another as text. These codepoints display differently on different devices due to system fonts, and are available anywhere Unicode text is supported (which in 2022 is almost everywhere).

    Emoticons, on the other hand, long predate emoji. They began as simple text smilies such as :) and its friends, until some bored programmer said "hey, let's auto-convert these to images!" Nowadays emoticons are typically found on message boards like this; they are specific to the message board where they are found and are encoded as a series of letters and symbols (e.g. "[face_laugh]"), which the message board software parses and then replaces with an embedded image file (e.g. [face_laugh]). Because they are images and not text characters, they display identically for all users on all devices but do not survive copying and pasting to other websites or applications.

    Warning: Technical content ahead! ;)

    Since I don't play it anymore, I looked up the solution to today's Wordle and purposely generated a result with all three colors of boxes, then copied them and pasted them into one of the many Unicode inspectors online to check what characters Wordle is using, and immediately found the problem. The white square is Unicode character U+2B1C WHITE LARGE SQUARE, which is in the Basic Multilingual Plane (BMP), which consists of all characters that fit into two bytes (16 bits). However, the yellow and green squares are Unicode characters, respectively, U+1F7E8 LARGE YELLOW SQUARE and U+1F7E9 LARGE GREEN SQUARE, which are outside the BMP and thus need more than 16 bits to represent. Unfortunately, some software does not fully support characters outside the BMP, and it appears that includes the software running these boards.
     
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  25. EHT

    EHT Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Exactly. :p
     
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