Emojis selected on iOS displaying additional rectangles


(Marcus) #1

Certain emojis display a rectangle after the image. Does anyone know the cause for this?

I’ve attached two screenshots below. One shows the emojis when writing a new post, the second what happens after posting.

I’m running version 2.0.0 beta 6 of Discourse. The emoji set is Apple/International.

Test: happy little :partly_sunny::cloud:️ and happy little :evergreen_tree: :deciduous_tree:.

Hmm, it’s happening on here too. At least for me viewing on an iOS device.


(Mittineague) #2

AFAIK it is a difference with the iOS emoji. I have noticed the same “squares” effect with other applications as well.

For example, these are from the Discourse emoji picker:
:owl: :tea: :hotel: :french_guiana:

While these are from the iPad keyboard selector:

:control_knobs: :dolls: :paperclips: :atom_symbol::fleur_de_lis:

Easy solution, use the Discourse emojis.


(Marcus) #3

Thanks, just tested. Indeed, the Discourse emoji work as expected, without any additional rectangles.

Out of curiosity, is this some kind of Unicode issue where the two systems don’t know how to interpret the codes?


(Mittineague) #4

I’m fairly certain it is, yes. And I’m thinking that Discourse vs. iOS emojis was a missing bit of information in this earlier topic