Icons -- why change cats to orange? shudder!


(J) #1

:cat2: Any reason the big D (discourse) changed its cat icons to ~orange~ (yikes!!) :cat: it is changed here, too.

Got enough orangish stuff already. :wink: :sunny: :blush: etc. etc. etc.

Could we please have the old colors back for cat and cat2? It fits my user name on the forum I use.


(Robby O'Connor) #2

http://unicode.org/emoji/charts/full-emoji-list.html

Emoji v5.


(Jeff Atwood) #3

I dunno what you are talking about, Robby, but this has to do with Emoji One.

We switched to the latest Emoji One and that’s how it looks.

https://www.emojione.com/emoji/v2
https://www.emojione.com/emoji/v3

Emoji One is the default emoji set, but the site owner can select one of the other sets (Google, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter, etc)


(J) #4

It’s the little things that add up. Like leaving emojis alone for folks who are used to what they are!

So what do I ask the owners to switch to in order to get back the bluish-black cat and cat2 ? And the grayish cat for cat heart eyes?

Bleh–ugh. Too much orange is gonna make our forum members sun-sick… or think they’ve all entered Orange-Man Land in D.C. Feeling dizzy, nauseous… as if I, a black cat, ran under peroxide rain… :crying_cat_face: :


#5

Heh, I want your life. I wish cat colours were my biggest problem!


(Stephen) #6

Every year our phones, tablets, and computers are updated with more emoji and revised visual styles.

Why would Discourse be any different?


(Sam Saffron) #7

EmojiOne historically made much more “radical” changes to the set between versions. I find Apple and Twitter far more conservative in this department. Personally I think we should probably ship with Twitter emojis as the default.


(Alex Armstrong) #8

I recently reached the same conclusion for my Discourse. Twitter’s emoji set is more boring – more like what you’d expect – which is great in this case! :clap::clap::clap:

(Edit: I find Microsoft’s set to be lovely lookin’, but almost impossible to parse quickly for uncommon emojis.)


(Jeff Atwood) #9

Now that we know what the twitter emoji licensing is (we did not 2 years ago), I am fine with making that the default… feel free to make it so


(Sam Saffron) #10

Microsoft is a no go cause for some political reason they have no flags so we have to backfill