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Opened 6 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#36630 closed enhancement (invalid)

Remove smilies from core

Reported by: webliberty Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 4.2
Component: Formatting Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:

Description

Starting with WordPress version 4.2 has added support for Emoji. What happened? After updating all the smilies in posts converted into Emoji.

Question: why do we need the smilies, if they are not used? Offer to remove them from the core, why keep both?

Change History (2)

#1 @SergeyBiryukov
6 years ago

  • Component changed from General to Formatting

#2 @pento
6 years ago

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

Thanks for the ticket, @webliberty!

Smilies are being deprecated in favour of emoji, as the Unicode standard is updated to include our smilies - as of Unicode 8, (released earlier this year), the only one left is :mrgreen: - sadly, I don't think that one will ever make it into the Unicode standard.

The option to disable smilies was intentionally hidden in [32454], see #32298.

The smiley handling code will continue to function in WordPress for backwards compatibility, but emoji are the way forward in the world of small, expressive inline images.

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