Enable use of universal emojis

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  1. Shifty Geezer

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    Windows 10 has introduced quick access to standard emojis with "Windows + ."
    I can bring up a panel like this...

    upload_2020-2-3_14-36-17.png

    And include some emojis like these smileys :
    and these : :D ( •̀ ω •́ )✧ ψ(`∇´)ψ
    and symbols : ௹ ġ ↯ ⅔ ²

    Which are all visible in the entry field as I add them, but upon posting, not everything appears in the post. Note the lack of pretty emojis.

    Could/should we enable the full glut of 21st century communication (okay, not the full glut as memes are off the menu!).
     
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    See?! We need posts like that on B3D...
     
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    :yes:<3:arrow::arrow::arrow::idea::lol2:
     
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    And please don't try and shoe-horn in support for the old emojis in XF2
     
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    Old smilies are still supported on XF2, so we can still have the roll-eyes and run-away. And they're all integrated in the XF "Smilies" pop-up too, so no need to use "Winkey+." to post them, but either one can be used.

    The XF Smilies Popup:

    upload_2020-2-3_10-37-55.png

    The WinKey+. shows a little smaller in the composer window but they show identical in the preview window:

    upload_2020-2-3_10-40-39.png
     
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    All I want is the ability to personalize the background of the forum's interface into a tiling animated gif of a rotating golden 3D money sign covered with marijuana stickers.
     
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    I'm referring to the ancient smilies graphics that were forced into XF1 because folks here didn't want to change. What we have currently are not standard XF emojis.
     
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    Ew, but whatever...
     
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    I agree, that new smilies should be the default for ones that have direct upgrades, while keeping any custom smilies available.
     
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    I'll disagree here, they look terrible. There are a huge amount of emojis available in XF2. Any that aren't covered already will have an alternative available and search/replace can update those. Leave the past behind, don't bring in that crap into an upgrade.
     
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    But runaway and eyerolls are awesome! Jaggy edges and all flat and nonshaded and all.
    :roll::runaway:

    Maybe this one is fine for eye rolls, if only it was animated.
    :rolleyes:
     
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    These two generally sum up my feelings 95% of the time when reading posts in the console forums.
     
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