|Re: [platform-ui-dev] Emojis in menu label|
for Windows things get worse. SWT uses GDI for its widgets and GDI doesn’t understand color fonts, so only the monochrome versions of emojis are displayed:
If you want to have colored emojis, you need DirectWrite (see https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/mt765165(v=vs.85).aspx ).
This would cause a lot of work.
Von: platform-ui-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:platform-ui-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx] Im Auftrag von Mickael Istria
I've tried to place an emoji as 1st character a menu label on GTK, and happily found out it works well, just like an icon.
Emojis could then be a fully viable alternative to icons in many time; and as Eclipse Platform is also about deeper feeling of native, relying on emojis (provided by OS) whenever we can instead of creating new images can be a way to make Eclipse RCP apps and IDE feel more native regarding images.
But before I can start using them more widely, I wanted to know the state of emojis in Eclipse Platform on MacOS and WIndows:
Are they rendered well in editors? and in other widgets? and in menus?
Thanks in advance
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