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Re: Entering emojis

From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: Re: Entering emojis
Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2021 21:49:16 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/29.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> writes:

> Well, all you need is to type the ordinal number, how hard is that?
> And it isn't like you are going to type too many Emoji in a row.

You have to know how to get started.

>> Do you know an example input method that has a lot of variants?
> How many would qualify as "a lot"?  Is 12 enough?

Sure.  It looks like 18 variants is the max in emoji-land.

> Alternatively, we could have a special command, insert-emoji, which
> would just complete your input using the table of all the known Emoji
> sequences.  Then you type "constr TAB TAB" and get the list you've
> shown in the earlier message.

I think emojis are more in the area of "I know what I want when I've
seen it".

I've now actually had a look at what my Android phone does here, and it
seems quite nice, and is probably what people are used to.

It pops up a long field of emojis to choose from, grouped by theme:
First you get all the smileys, then all the people, then "animals and
nature", and then "food and beverage", etc.

When you long-hold the people, you then get to see the (up to) 18
variations per person.

I didn't know 😹 existed before I saw it, and I don't think I would have
navigated to it via a textual interface.

Perhaps somebody who uses emojis a lot has some ideas for how this
should be in Emacs.  😎

(domestic pets only, the antidote for overdose, milk.)
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