Emoji

 

Emoji are the the little icons you see on Facebook and in text messages. They can be smiley-faces, or lots of other things: ??✉️?

They originate from your mobile device or computer, so it’s possible to use them here on Ricochet. God have mercy on us all.

Below is documentation from the WordPress Codex on accessing emoji:

iOS (iPhones, iPads, etc. running iOS 8 and higher)

Use the emoji keyboard by tapping the “smiley face” icon to the left of the space bar when typing. (If you have multiple keyboards enabled, you may see a globe icon instead.) Tap on this to switch to the Emoji keyboard.

Android

There is a smiley face button in the lower right corner of the keyboard. Tap this to access emoji.

Using Emoji on Desktops

Windows 10

  1. In Desktop mode, right-click the Taskbar
  2. Click to check the option that says “Show touch keyboard button”

A new icon will appear in the taskbar (lower right hand corner of the screen near the time) that looks like a keyboard. Click the keyboard icon to open the onscreen keyboard, you can then click the smiley face to open the emojis.

Windows 8

To access emoji in Windows, you have to perform a one-time setup first.

  1. In Desktop mode, right-click the Taskbar
  2. Select “Toolbars”
  3. Select “Touch Keyboard”

A new icon will appear in the System Tray (lower right corner of your screen) that looks like a keyboard.

After that, when you want to type an emoji, just click on that icon and an onscreen keyboard will appear. Click the smiley face next to the space bar, and the alphanumeric keyboard will change to an emoji keyboard.

Windows 7 and below

Emoji are not built-in to older versions of Windows, but you can use them manually by copying and pasting them into your text:

  1. go to getemoji.com
  2. select an emoji as you would do with regular text and copy it
  3. paste it into your content

Mac OS X (10.7 or higher)

  1. Click the Edit menu
  2. Select “Special Characters” (or “Emoji & Symbols”)
  3. A small popup keyboard will appear allowing access to emoji and many other special characters.

You can also access this popup by pressing ⌘-control-space.

Linux

The Symbola font enables emoji display under Linux applications. Installing this font depends on your distribution.

 

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