Add alias support to emoji picker

(Sam Saffron) #1

Twitter have alias support in the Emoji picker, it means that:

VS, what we have now:


It would be nice to have support for aliases on Discourse.

Note we should probably also add this as a fallback for : completion.

(Sam Saffron) #5

Going to close this cause reading the code this is already supported, so the problem here is that we simply do not have enough aliases.

So for example :skel will show skull

(Sam Saffron) #6

(Joffrey Jaffeux) #7

While waiting for imports during the day :stuck_out_tongue: I implemented search aliases: FEATURE: adds emoji search aliases · discourse/discourse@691174f · GitHub

@sam I let you add the aliases you think are needed, the process is simple:

For others reading this, I prefer us going with search aliases in this case, aliases as we already have them will actually generate images, while search aliases is only a mapping of keywords to already existing emojis.

(Gerhard Schlager) #8

The Unicode Consortium actually has a lot of resources regarding emojis. One of them is a list of emojis with keywords that could be used as search terms in the emoji picker. And there are even translations for emoji names and keywords.

Add English and translated aliases for Emojis