Add Unicode 9 emoji

Unicode 9 added a :shrug: emoji which I’d love to use right about now. indicates that it’s available in all five of the standard sets available from Discourse (Apple, Google, Twitter, Emojione, Microsoft/Win10).

I’d love to see Discourse adopt all of the new stuff in Unicode 9.

For now, I’ll just have to copy and paste that katakana thing. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

P.S. Note that you can’t paste in ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ directly except in code blocks; you have to escape the backslash with ¯\\\_(ツ)_/¯


Discourse 1.8 is supposed to include newer Unicode stuff, see #releases

Skin tone support for emoji

The current emoji set is the Unicode v3 release. Shrug is v4. I expect v4 will be part of the work done in Discourse 1.8, but I’m just an observer here.

Some previous discussion that might be interesting:


We do plan to upgrade emoji, personally I find having skin tone support to be something super important.

I do not think it will make the upcoming release but very likely the next one.

Twitter has a pretty excellent emoji selector with skin tone support we should totally emulate.