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Emoji/unicode works in edit but breaks in publish Answered

I need emoji, specifically the "💩" (poo emoji) -- shows up great when editing the Instructable, not rendered when Previewed.
(Here's the draft: https://www.instructables.com/preview/E3F6RK2I9Q9IGW8/)

This is on Windows 7 and Firefox 38.0.5

Happy to use Unicode or HTML entities, but kind of need it for the title!

Thanks

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pseaton

4 years ago

I'm afraid the bug here is that the text editor does support the emoji, not that the rest of the site doesn't.

We use a third-party text editor for WYSIWYG editing, and I actually wasn't aware they supported emojis at all. We'll find a way to turn off emojis to save confusion. Sorry for the bum news!

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rotormind

4 years ago

Screenshots attached. Bump?

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Kiteman

4 years ago

Using odd symbols in project titles can cause serious problems with the URL of the project, and even render it "403", and unusable.

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rotormindKiteman

Reply 4 years ago

What exactly is "odd" about it? It is just as valid a Unicode codepoint as any other character: if this causes problems, does it mean it's similarly broken for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean codepoints -- and thus 1/3 of all internet users?

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Kitemanrotormind

Reply 4 years ago

We get a lot of non-Latin alphabet spam in the forums, but the g;itch caused by the characters make them all glitchy, so that they all come up "403", even to the lower levels of admin access.

But... You're an AiR - why not just walk from the workshop, upstairs to the office where they keep the development team?

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caitlinsdadrotormind

Reply 4 years ago

The site just seems to choke or have weird glitches in display or function when anything outside of the regular non extended English character set is used in the content. All the back end code does struggle to have full functionality amongst the different browsers people use. I believe your emoji is best suited to describe that.

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verence

4 years ago

Not sure if the problem is on the Instructable's side. But even if they can fix it to make the emoji show up for you, don't forget that everybody has a Unicode capable browser and a font with the matching code point installed. Worse, if you use it in the title, indexers, scanners etc may be unable to put it into the dictionaries. What about people that saw your Instructable and want to search for it. The will remember that it was a D20 with the Poo Emoji. But even if they know how to enter a non standard Unicode sign in the search box, who does remember the number of the Poo Emoji?

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rotormindverence

Reply 4 years ago

That's a good point, but if search engines don't index Unicode now they will in the future: a huge fraction of the world's population uses non-Roman characters and the quicker things are fixed to support them the better.