Cross platform Emoji in a field within a group

David V Glasgow dvglasgow at gmail.com
Tue Aug 23 06:40:05 EDT 2016


So emoticons are rendered as a font character, and emoji are unicode references that are rendered by the OS?

I didn’t know that.  No pooh, nails, or ghost, but the simplicity of using a font has  advantages.

Thanks Richmond.

Incidentally, I stumbled across  Danny Goodman’s book yesterday, and had a little smiling weep when I saw where my then toddler son scribbled in it with my highlighter pen when I had nipped to the loo.  He is now a video editor who no longer scribbles in my books.  I don’t miss the little scribbles, I do miss the little scribbler.

Cheers,

David G






> On 23 Aug 2016, at 11:08 am, Richmond <richmondmathewson at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> How about using a ttf font?
> 
> Check out the Unicode specs on this:
> 
> http://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U1F600.pdf
> 
> Richmond.
> 
> 
> On 23.08.2016 13:06, David V Glasgow wrote:
>> Hello folks,
>> 
>> I am fiddling with an app which involves fairly complex grouped objects each of which I want to be ‘taggable' using a subset of emoji. Probably a little line of them in a bar across the top of each group
>> 
>> I am trying to decide whether to use a collection of png on an emoji card, or whether to go with unicode in a field generating the emoji.
>> 
>> The former would be simpler, but I would have to handle the issue of platform compliance .
>> 
>> The latter would delegate platform compliance to LC and I would be left with Unicode wrangling and and ‘font’ size.
>> 
>> Or is platform compliance a non issue?  Are people so used to emoji in their variants, I can just create a set that I like and use them across platforms?
>> 
>> Cheers,
>> 
>> David Glasgow
>> 
>> 
>> 
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