Add all emoji flags

Over at the Fairphone forum, there’s some Dutchies that use :nl:, but it doesn’t display as a flag. Would be nice if the Dutch flag could be included in the emoji set.

Maybe it’s even an idea to create a new tab with only flags (rather than putting them under the travel tab).

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This is a function of the Emoji set itself and should be discussed with them, not us… That said you can add custom Emoji already.

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Which is/I can find where? (sorry, I’m just a lazy end-user in this case, going one step upstream from where the issue was experienced - i.e. on the Fairphone forum)

Is that something the admins of the respective forum can do? In that case I’ll open an issue in their meta channel.

Admin, Customize, Emoji

Make sure it’s not already in the full set, for example at

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Since EmojiOne has flags for all countries in the world and even more (Antarctica!), it would be easier to enable a 1:1 mapping between the emoji set(s) and what is available in Discourse. Where do I need to start looking apart from /lib/emoji/db.json if I want to try crafting a pull request?

Let’s see if @eviltrout knows.

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The problem is we need the emoji to be present in every set right now, as we don’t support having an emoji present in emoji one but not, say, twitter.

You can look at our emoji extractor codebase to see how the various sets are extracted.


That makes sense, of course.

It seems Apple, Emoji One and Twitter all have many/all flags and after some digging also Google Noto Emoji apparently is equipped with 200+ region flags: even though it’s beyond me how that git repo is structured, let alone how the final images are generated.

There should be a README in the subdirectory of each one. However if you can show me an example of an image that exists in all the 4 sets but does not exist in Discourse, I’d like to look into that.



Looking into how to set this up and unclear. I did create a theme component I’ve called SVG assets for holding the flags in… also wrote about this at Tag Icons - #138 by sunjam

I’m wondering where you downloaded all of those nice flag icons from @keunes :heart: