Emoji icons This Typinator set contains 460 color icons from the Apple Color Emoji font for use with Typinator's Quick Search function. Version: 1.0 Release Date: 2011-09-27 Requirements: Typinator 4.0 or newer, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Author: Ergonis Software Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Background Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) comes with a new font, Apple Color Emoji, which contains a bunch of color icons such as emoticons (��) and various other symbols (❤��������). These symbols are not pictures but rather Unicode characters; they therefore take up very little space. However, text containing these symbols can be correctly displayed only on Mac OS X 10.7 or newer. Do not use them in text that may be viewed on another computer that does not meet these requirements. Since the Emoji icons are Unicode characters, they have standard names, such as "Key", "Smiling face with smiling eyes", or "Left-pointing magnifying glass". You can use these names to search for Emoji icons. See the Hints below for more information about the character names. Usage To look up and insert an Emoji icon, open Typinator's Quick Search field, enter "emoji" and part of the name of the symbol that you are looking for. For example, type "emoji smil" to find faces whose descriptions contain "smiling", or enter "emoji ball" to find "balloon" and "soccer ball". To actually insert the desired item, double-click it or use the up/down arrow keys and hit the return key. You must include "emoji" in the search because the Emoji set is defined with the search keyword "emoji". Without the search keyword, results from the Emoji set would flood your regular searches. For example, when you look for an expansion that contains "face", you would also get 60 matches from the Emoji set (such as "Cat face", "Clock face five oclock", and "Winking˽face"). The search keyword makes sure that you get these matches only when you explicitly want them. Since the set is meant for searching, not typing abbreviations, it's checkbox in the set list is disabled. Hints 1)Some icons have misleading names because they replace Unicode character with a slightly different purpose. For example, do not assume colors to be correct, since the original Unicode names have been used for black&white characters. The "Black square button" is actually a green circle, and the "White smiling face" is yellow. We have not fixed the names and have decided to use the standard Unicode names. 2)Applications must be able to handle Unicode in order to use the Emoji symbols. Even then, some applications may not be able to display them correctly. Surprisingly, the applications of iWork '09 (Pages 4.1, Keynote 5.1 and Numbers 2.1) cannot handle them, and Microsoft Word 2011 does not even recognize the Apple Color Emoji font. 3)When the insertion of an Emoji symbol yields a black&white character, try to explicitly format it with the Apple Color Emoji font. This may help for certain characters that also exist in other fonts, but with a slightly different appearance. For example, the "Black right-pointing triangle" might appear as " ▶ " in Lucida Grande, but will change to "▶ " when you format it as Apple Color Emoji. Source This set was created from scratch with the help of PopChar X.
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