Emoji not appearing without space

I’m running latest version of discourse.

I found that emoji will not be rendered correctly if there’s not space before it. but for languages like Chinese and Japanese, space is not used to separate word.

For example: This should work :thinking: 但是这样不行:sleepy:

It isn’t really a bug though, is it?

The system uses the space to identify and separate emoji from other uses of the colon. You may not use the space for word separation, but you could use it for emoji

I don’t use these characters - do other input interfaces allow you to use emoji without space separators?

We have some previous discussion on this here:


I’m using the emoji icon in the editor, not using the keyboard : short cut. Maybe when click on one emoji in the emoji selector, it can automatically add a space if there isn’t one regardless of the language?