@angristan @chindit @Tusky Even if it was legal to use these emojis (which isn't the case; Apple's font license is very restrictive) you would need to convert their emoji font format to the one used in Android which is (likely) very complicating (The Twemoji font for example is technically Blobmoji/Noto Emoji with other pictures, so I didn't need to convert anything but some file names).
And finally you'd need to convert the font into an EmojiCompat font which might cause even more problems.
*There is actually another way to do this: Telegram already extracted the pictures from the font (which isn't allowed) (https://github.com/DrKLO/Telegram/blob/master/TMessagesProj/src/main/assets/emoji/v12_emoji2.0x_0_0.png for example), so you COULD technically cut out all the images and create an Android-compatible font out of them and convert it into an EmojiCompat font.
If you really wish to, you can simply replace one of the downloaded emoji fonts with another one, but still it can be very difficult to build such a font.
@chindit In that case, ChompSMS (as well as Telegram) does something which is technically illegal 🤷.
And in addition to that, at least Telegram (I don't know about this other app) uses a different system to handle their emojis. The solution used in Tusky is basically the EmojiCompat library which has been introduced last year, which has different requirements than other methods.
So sorry that you can't use Apple's emoji font, but without a license it may not be published.
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