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Last modified 9 months ago

#52302 new defect (bug)

Emoji detection not working in the latest Chrome on Windows 7

Reported by: SergeyBiryukov Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 5.5
Component: Emoji Keywords: has-screenshots
Focuses: Cc:


Reported by @Webliberty on Russian WP Slack.

  1. Create a post with this content: :) ;).
  2. View the post in the latest Chrome (version 87.0.4280.141 as of writing) on Windows 7.
  3. Instead of regular colored images, you'll see one blank square and one monochrome icon.

If the platform does not support the current emoji set natively, the Twemoji fallback is supposed to replace it with images, but does not kick in as expected.

Some history here:

Upon some testing, this used to work in WordPress 5.4 and no longer works in WordPress 5.5, so appears to be a regression in [48048].

Reverting the changes to js/_enqueues/lib/emoji-loader.js from [48048], as well as the corresponding minified fragment in _print_emoji_detection_script() to the one from WordPress 5.4 makes the images display again.

Since extended support for Windows 7 has ended a year ago on January 14, 2020, this may very well be an edge case. This ticket was created for reference just in case it might still be worth fixing.

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