Emoji test: 🌸💃🧚‍♀️🧜‍♀️🌸

This is a test to see if emojis show up in post titles and post content. (Emoji functionality seems quite flaky in comments.)

Some emojis: 🌸💃🧚‍♀️🧜‍♀️🌸

(Interesting. They’re there, at least in the preview, but they’re from a different character set than what I see when I paste an emoji from elsewhere. Here’s two I’m typing: 🦔❤️. Yeah: Again not what I see when I pick an emoji via the native special character typing on the Mac; the native Mac hedgehog is facing left rather than forward, and the heart has some fancy tonal shading.)

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15 thoughts on “Emoji test: 🌸💃🧚‍♀️🧜‍♀️🌸”

  1. @philipbrewer WordPress is one of the things (like Twitter) that replace native emoji glyphs with images using JavaScript instead, so that explains why the pictures you see don’t match the pictures you typed ;-)

  2. @johnjohnston @philipbrewer I just left a native comment on Philip’s blog with the emoji pair, and (though it’s in moderation, I temporarily see what I submitted) they got stripped there, too.

    John, I wonder if emoji in older comments that would have been made when you were running 4.x are missing now, too? That’s probably the beginning of a rabbit hole, so don’t go down it unless you really want to ;-)

  3. @smokey my pupils blogs are still 4.9 Glow Blogs are a national effort in Scotland (I worked in development as ‘product owner’). We might have added something to allow emoji in comments. I am going to send a note for testers for when WordPress is updated to check. If you are trying to comment on a class load of blogs emoji are your friend.

  4. @smokey @philipbrewer I recently moved hosts and all the emoji in my posts got converted to ???? – it was an encoding issue during export/import. Do you know what character set your databse it using? It looks like the export happened in sraight UTF8 where it should have been utf8mb4. (utf8mb4unicodeci to be precise.) Worth double checking. You can also specify in wp_config.php

  5. @smokey @philipbrewer I recently moved hosts and all the emoji in my posts got converted to ???? – it was an encoding issue during export/import. Do you know what character set your databse it using? It looks like the export happened in straight UTF8 where it should have been utf8mb4. (utf8mb4_unicode_ci to be precise.) Worth double checking. You can also specify in wp_config.php

  6. @philipbrewer It looks like Automattic started upgrading databases to utf8mb4 back in 4.2 (required for full emoji support) so if your database is still utf8 that may explain it. You could have to do a retrospective upgrade to your tables.

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