Emojis in titles?


(Charles Walter) #1

Our members like to use emoji, and I’ve noticed that sometimes on the lists I see large amounts of whitespace. Turns out the list view does not render the emojis that the user entered in the subject.

Anyone know if these are supported characters? Thought it was interesting that they can render in post view, but not on the subject, even though the input allows it.

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(Jeff Atwood) #2

Emoji are supported in topic titles, both Unicode and text.

Not sure if we convert Unicode emoji in titles to the png / text equivalent as we do in post bodies though. @eviltrout?


(Charles Walter) #3

Thx @codinghorror, that helps explain things. I seem to see the text equivalent emoji. But the image ones just render as spaces (on desktop)


(James Kiesel) #4

FYI there’s a bug in chrome where bold text doesn’t render unicode emojis correctly. Works correctly in firefox, and other modern browsers, iirc.

https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=470655


(Logan Mathews) #5

There might be more to this than just assuming the emoji are to blame. Emoji on my forum show up correctly in both text and image versions on both mobile and desktop views.


(Jeff Atwood) #6

Unconverted Unicode emoji are subject to rendering limitations on the client as I discussed in


(Charles Walter) #7

Thx @codinghorror @gdpelican. I think we can give up bolded topic titles in lieu of ensuring that the emojis shine through.


(Charles Walter) #8

Oh, this might be slightly off topic @codinghorror , but is it known that the most basic smiley notation won’t get picked up if directly followed by punctuation :)?


(James Kiesel) #9

FYI, this bug appears to be fixed in the latest version of chrome.