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Replace smileys with emoji (4.10.0beta1)

    • 35 posts
    January 6, 2018 4:55 PM EST

    Please do not introduce smileys in new version, this is so old school. You just got rid of flash finally so why add something else that is old? I tried it on beta version and experience is horrible.

    Please add emoji support instead that is now a new standard.

    Keyboards on mobile devices have Emoji section, adding emoji anywhere on the website doesn't work. Take MacBook pro as example, adding emoji from touch bar doesn't work. Copying any text that contain emoji over to SE website doesn't work.

    Sharing anything from SE website that contains "smileys" wouldn't display those smileys on FB, twitter etc.

    Same way sharing any website with emojis on SE website wouldn't display emojis.

    • 2459 posts
    January 6, 2018 5:32 PM EST

    To each his or her own I guess. I like smileys/emoticons and have had some positive feedback from others that also like them ( other than the look of them which we are looking at updating also). However, emojis are nice too. In the future, you'll be able to easily replace the current ones with those that you want instead of the default ones. This was to get the coding in there to support these sort of things. 

    Please remember to see our requirements for feature requests. Please fill in this request better, with examples(screenshots) of what you want and how you want it to act. 


    This post was edited by Donna at January 6, 2018 5:33 PM EST
    • 2459 posts
    January 6, 2018 5:33 PM EST

    Since the emoticons are optional, you can always not enable them for now if you don't like them. until it's improved.

    • 2 posts
    January 11, 2018 7:06 AM EST

    I think what we really need to see is this https://github.com/mervick/emojionearea

    • 2459 posts
    January 11, 2018 10:20 AM EST

    We want to stay away from adding more external calls but thank you for the suggestion.

  • gs
    • 806 posts
    January 11, 2018 11:30 AM EST

    ==> 'Since the emoticons are optional, you can always not enable them for now if you don't like them.'

     

    Question#01: When disabled, do they still load just not display?  I have another 3PD where they initially still loaded their own set of smileys (over 80 http requests on every page load), but they have since changed this to load based on their existing setting for Enabling/Disabling.  Originally the setting only controlled whether or not the User was able to select the smileys.

    • 2459 posts
    January 11, 2018 12:44 PM EST
    gs said:

    ==> 'Since the emoticons are optional, you can always not enable them for now if you don't like them.'

     

    Question#01: When disabled, do they still load just not display?  I have another 3PD where they initially still loaded their own set of smileys (over 80 http requests on every page load), but they have since changed this to load based on their existing setting for Enabling/Disabling.  Originally the setting only controlled whether or not the User was able to select the smileys.

    When disabled they don't load in the activity feed comments stuff. They would still work where they work now such as TinyMCE, Chat, IM and those places as this doesn't control that. 

  • gs
    • 806 posts
    January 11, 2018 12:48 PM EST

    @Donna: So do these load via independent http requests?

    • 2459 posts
    January 11, 2018 12:53 PM EST
    gs said:

    @Donna: So do these load via independent http requests?

    I don't know. I just know they are on your server and are inserted into each comment that the user adds them to if the setting is enabled per the tutorial.

    • 35 posts
    January 11, 2018 2:28 PM EST

    When disabled they don't generate any http requests. When enabled, they would generate a request per each emoticon on page load, even if you don't click on the button in the composer.

    I just went with converting DB to utf8mb4 to add support for unicode emojis, and replaced the default emoticons window with ~1500 emojis. For now I let OS/Browser load the native icons for all emojis (saving on http requests). I haven't really checked support over all platforms/OSs, but if someone is using old browser for some reason that is their loss.

  • June 28, 2018 3:53 AM EDT

    They need to just be optional as a configurable part of the plugins that load with the text editor.