Emoji – the global pop stars of digital communication
Love ‘em or hate ‘em, they have certainly changed the way we communicate. What are emoji and how do they work in Vivaldi? Let’s find out.
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In Vivaldi the flag
chrome://flags/#enable-emoji-context-menumay enable the emoji context menu
And on Windows you can use Win+. (=hit Win key and dot) to get a emoji popup
iAN CooG last edited by iAN CooG
[ ] love`em [X] hate`em
My distro provides full support to emoji.
P.S. The shortcut is in the blog post already
To start the emoji picker on Windows 10, press “[Windows key] + .” and for macOS use “⌘ + [Ctrl] + [Space]”.
I like the concept of emoji. Pictograms are useful for communication.
But hooh boy are some of the fonts terrible. The original pixel art may have been limited in what it could represent, but at least it's obvious what the drawing represents.
I think a lot of font designers have forgotten that many people use screens that don't have an especially high pixel density. Making your emoji super-high-res-ultra-rendered-photo-realistic kind of misses the point.
luetage last edited by
It's funny how the original/first emoji are better than our current ones ^^
Pesala last edited by
@luetage "Keep it simple, stupid," is the best policy for Emojji.
Twenty is plenty, thirty is dirty, and forty is naughty.
slake last edited by slake
On Win10, the right click context menu does bring up the windows emoji option at top. So that is convenient. My keyboard is from
1984, (1993.6.7 actually) ibm ps2. Many other older keyboards are still solid as a rock but no win key.
I switched flag to enabled first before trying, though.
<forum widget emoji
But otherwise on win10, the only thing that would work was the onscreen keyboard launched from control panel.
pinned to taskbar now:
edit: It turns out c:\windows\system32\osk.exe works.
@LonM One of my daughters sends me texts that contain emojis from her new, big iPhone with the retina display. I'm going to imagine that before she sends them, she can tell what they are. When I get them on my pretty-new Android with the only-biggish AMOLED display, they look like a tiny jumble of mixed-color pixels. If I blow up the text at my end to its maximum size, I can make out what emoji she has sent me. That's ridiculous.
Whuuuuut? What on earth is that?
Oh. Car and cup of coffee. Coffee stop.
mossman last edited by
Not exactly hate, but certainly not a fan. At all.
I used to hate them, back in the day, since I had been an early Internet user so was well versed in ASCII emoticons (actually, I even hated that term - "smileys" is still the original term, as far as I'm concerned). When everyone started using the built-in characters in their messenger software, it had three very detrimental effects:
incompatibility - so often the person sending me something would wonder why I wasn't amused by the garbled code I saw
interpretation - what looked like a cat for one person might be some kind of devil for someone else etc.
loss of creativity - I used to enjoy making up my own little smileys from characters... That's completely dead now
Pesala last edited by Pesala
I used to enjoy making up my own little smileys from characters... That's completely dead now
I still use that method:
(~_~)not much chance of being misunderstood if done right:
(>_<)but markdown can interfere with it.
cafosse last edited by
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ - is all you need.
@iAN-CooG So, apparently clicking the checkbox, makes the post "edited" by me for some reason...
iAN CooG last edited by
@pafflick weird, I guess it's a forum feature. Edited it to be inside a codeblock, now it's not interpreted anymore as clickable checkboxes.
Fang last edited by
"What happens when you are chitchatting through text messages and suddenly run out of words?"
In this case, you should read more books to enrich your vocabulary.
Emoji have become a form of international language
Hahahahaha. Yes, sure. Wired comes with some bullshit sometimes it's funny.
@iAN-CooG And now your post have 23 revisions in edit history...