Backwards compatible emotions :-D

#1

Wow!


That slipped me, but I stumbled with these lovely emoticons! :smiley:
They’re backwards compatible with any non-DC MUAs.
Why they’re not the first emoticons options for direct use?
Would it be possible for us to add more of those, thus customizing ours own?

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Don't brake text-based emoticons
#2

They’re backwards compatible with any non-DC MUAs.
Why they’re not the first emoticons options for direct use?

well, i think people coming from other messengers and less-nerdy-people more expect the “drawn smiley”.
however, i think, they are also compatible to other MUAs as they’re also just unicode characters.
they’re shown in my thunderbird and even the console shows them.

Would it be possible for us to add more of those, thus customizing ours own?

just had a look: if something important is missing, a pr to https://github.com/deltachat/deltachat-android/blob/91be337fb68cb75712c64a3d01b94409329af675/src/org/thoughtcrime/securesms/components/emoji/EmojiPages.java#L37 should do the job.

per-user customisations is not possible currently.

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#3

Well, yeah, indeed! And even if they aren’t first placed there’s the most recent smiles that put them prior to the others.

DC is getting really nice!

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#4

I think especially the Unicode character emojis (kamoji) are quite popular even when they have no graphics. Even Microsoft will include a table of common kamoji into the emoji chooser of Windows 10 (⌒‿⌒)