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Opened 8 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#32447 closed defect (bug) (invalid)

Emoji images replacing styled theme elements

Reported by: vashmyvindows's profile vashmyvindows Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 4.2.2
Component: Formatting Keywords:
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Since WordPress 4.2's addition of automatic front-end Emoji support, many UTF-8 icons used in the theme itself are replaced automatically, whether or not the designer had styled them specifically with a custom webfont. This tends to happen to glyphs that are already defined in the UTF-8 space, but are often replaced with theme-specific assets (magnifying glass, "location" pushpin, etc). Attached are examples of glyphs that were replaced in a basic webfont.

This doesn't apply to icons inserted using the CSS ::before/after pseudo-elements, only those that are part of the document.

I'm sure there's a good reason that Emoji support is applied to the entire front-end rather than just the the areas that seem to need it (content, titles, feeds, etc.), but that would alleviate the problem.

Change History (2)

#1 @swissspidy
8 years ago

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Sounds like expected behaviour to me. These are unicode characters that are commonly mapped to emojis.

I thought web fonts are supposed to use private use areas in the unicode range. Detecting if there are already styles applied to the characters seems like overkill to me.

#2 @rmccue
8 years ago

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  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

Web fonts should definitely be using private use areas; you'll actually hit other problems if the web font is taking over emoji. (Some renderers/browsers force the font for emoji characters.)

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