The hardest problem in computer science is actually switching from one emoji pack to another
@gargron Emoji are clearly the "way harder than it looks" computing problem of this decade on so many levels.
Looking forward to hearing about the challenges involved honestly :)
@Gargron You sure it's not something to do with character encoding?
@Gargron (yes please!!)
@Gargron Oh no
Think of the orange website comments that would allow - "Masoton < Twitter because they even used their emojis"
@elomatreb There aren't that many emoji packs, and EmojiOne is no longer free. Even Discord uses Twemoji. So I wouldn't worry about that. But switching the packs is bloody impossible
@Gargron Good points, sorry
@Gargron and then threemoji ?
@Gargron I feel like a lot of Masto culture and lore is tied to the current emoji set. Seems like a shame to switch to Twitter's
@nolan That doesn't ring true to me..? I have not noticed any culture tied directly to EmojiOne..?
@cwebber @Gargron Not bad, but it's still no 🍍 https://raw.githubusercontent.com/googlei18n/noto-emoji/master/png/128/emoji_u1f34d.png
@Gargron I dunno, it gives Mastodon a certain charm to me. I'd never seen EmojiOne before, so it made Mastodon look unique. Little things add up to an overall impression.
@Gargron Whatever 🍍 looks like in Twemoji, it just wouldn't feel the same
@nolan it's almost identical https://discordapp.com/assets/dc54ec2f7d2779b33e708fdb305baeea.svg
@Gargron Oh nice, it is tilted. The tilt is crucial.
@nolan @Gargron Yeah, but it's titled a bit less http://twitter.github.io/twemoji/2/test/preview.html
@nolan That's interesting. But EmojiOne is no longer being updated - EmojiOne 3 does not distribute SVGs, which is what we use to display the emojos. Besides that practical limitation (they give PNG only), a lot of Masto folks do not like their new license, which isn't free. So are we gonna be stuck with an old emoji set?
@dzuk @KitRedgrave @egypturnash @Gargron The issue is they don't even provide SVGs unless you pay: https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/issues/4452#issuecomment-331272428
@gargron @nolan nooo not the same level of "about to roll away' https://d1j8pt39hxlh3d.cloudfront.net/development/emojione/2.2/846/2219.svg?1464634800
@Gargron maybe people don't care for emoji, maybe we care about emoticons.
I remember this when it was Usenet.
Hey you kids, get off my cyberlawn!
@gargron *nods seriously* i'm doing my PhD on the emojos
@Gargron solving the emoji problem collapses the polynomial hierarchy
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