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Use emoji within Safari Web Browsers

Safari displays emoji perfectly: on web pages, in tabs, and in the titlebar (if emoji are used in a page title). This makes it unique amongst the main OS X browsers: Firefox displays them in the title bar but not in tabs or on the page, while Chrome displays them in tabs but not on the page. There's a screenshot on my blog where I discuss this in more detail (the blog posting is an example that can be used to test browsers).

I played around a little with encoding settings in Firefox and Chrome but couldn't fix it. Maybe others will have more luck.

One issue I'm not clear about is what's required on the web backend to display emoji. UTF-16 encoding? Does anyone know?

[kirkmc adds: It even works here, with Geeklog. 😄]
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A little research on the topic
Authored by: lullabud on Jan 30, '13 09:55:06AM
Regarding the encoding, Emoji was included as part of Unicode 6.0. Each emoji character uses one or more unicode characters. The UTF-16 transformation format is not required. I'm not an expert, but that is my understanding of it.

In OS X, you can go into the Character Viewer (Keyboard Prefs -> Input Sources) and see all the available emoji symbols. In that list you can right-click on any symbol and hit "copy character info". When you paste this it will show you the symbol and both the unicode and the UTF-8 required to reproduce it.

Emoji can also be used in subdomains, though most registrars have quit registering emoji SLDs. Here is an example of an emoji domain that I set up while researching some of this a year or so ago: http://xn--h28h.hoherd.com (This displays correctly in Safari.)
Edited on Jan 30, '13 10:20:58AM by lullabud


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Authored by: Peganthyrus on Jan 30, '13 06:10:24PM

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Sadly, Geeklog does not seem to support emoji in comments.



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Authored by: hax0rkine on Feb 05, '13 01:11:28PM

http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2450??

"Emoji does not appear correctly on the receiving device
Certain emoji characters may not display correctly on iOS devices, OS X, or on non-iOS mobile phones. When sent to these devices, the emoji characters may appear as blank space or boxes. This can occur when sending content with emoji to:

When using Mail for OS X v10.7 or later (earlier versions of OS X do not support emoji)"



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