Preview the 2016 Emoji One smileys... We value feedback. :)

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(Rick Moby) #1

Discourse was the first to adopt us even before Emoji One officially launched. I thank and value Jeff and the Discourse community for that!

I wanted to share with you guys the latest smiley designs, which we finished TODAY. They follow unicode standards, so not all of them will match up with Apple (although most will). The style is flat, much like our 2014 renditions, and purposed to look sharp when scaled down.

I’m going to work my face off to earn our way back as the official discourse.org emoji set. We live and breathe these little guys, and won’t stop improving them until … well probably never actually. Our 2016 collection will be available to developers hopefully in November (of this year).

There are over 1,000 other emoji we’ll be releasing alongside these. You can preview some of the others at our new Instagram. Let me know your thoughts. :smile:


(Kane York) #2

Hmm, those look pretty different to the previous versions. Have you considered renaming it to Emoji Two? <img src=https://d11a6trkgmumsb.cloudfront.net/images/emoji/emoji_one/stuck_out_tongue.png?v=0 width=40 height=40>


(Rick Moby) #3

Haha, I definitely have. :v:


(Sam Saffron) #4

I am pretty sure emoji one is still the default set :slight_smile: it’s just that we have twemoji selected here

New set looks really nice! I wonder, are planning on adding skin tones with this release?


(Rick Moby) #5

Hi Sam. :smile:

We’re very fortunate (and grateful) to be featured as the default. However, would be even cooler to be selected by the powers that be for their own Meta board. Much respect though, I do favor Twemoji over our 1st gen graphics.

The new release will be all emoji up to unicode 9.0 (all to date) plus skin tones. We’ll also have skin tones available for smileys as well, which would be a first from what I know.

Thanks for the feedback!


(Jeff Atwood) #6

I like the outline effect much more than the pseudo-shading of the old set. And as @sam noted, Emoji One is still the default in Discourse!


(Tom Newsom) #7

The only thing that bothers me about the default set is that :) seems like a stronger version of :D where I’m used to it being the other way round. The default smiley should look more “happy” while the D version should be “laughing” iyswim.

:slight_smile: :smiley:


(Sam Saffron) #8

Pretty sure slight smile is included in the new set


(Waldir Pimenta) #9

Yeah, this was an unfortunate consequence of standardizing around existing sets. A new “slight smile” had to be created because the :) ended up being more of a xD, really. I still believe the shortcut :) in Discourse should map directly to “slight smile” rather than the open-mouthed “smile”.


(Robert) #10

@moby_rick How I can install just all emojis from http://emojione.com/ ? Is there a Discourse plugin?


(Régis Hanol) #11

They already are available as a default set in discourse :wink:


(Robert) #12

I have to chose twitter to get the most recent version of Emoji One?

I have chosen Emoji One and get nothing for :flag_de: even though it should give you this one (much smaller though :smiley: )
fag


(Régis Hanol) #13

That’s just me moving my mouse right before taking the screenshot :stuck_out_tongue:

We might not be up to date. We updated a couple of months ago if my memory is good.


(Robert) #14

This one?

The last update of the emoji set is: “Jan 29th 2016, 265 Total Updates”.


(Régis Hanol) #15

That’s not as old as I thought. We might be missing some emojis then :frowning:


(Stefano Costa) #16

I bumped into this, too. Looking at http://emojione.com/ I see all sorts of country flags but apparently Discourse has a version of the icon set that is not current? I know there’s been some discussion about upgrading here

but all I see is the G8 + Spain :slightly_smiling:


(Stefano Costa) #17

That commit seems to have only updated existing emoji image assets, if my git superpowers :boom: are correct:

Could this explain why we still miss most flags?


(Jeff Atwood) #18