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Re: [platform-ui-dev] Emojis in menu label



for Windows things get worse. SWT uses GDI for its widgets and GDI doesnât 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
Gesendet: Dienstag, 12. Dezember 2017 11:11
An: Eclipse Platform UI component developers list.
Betreff: [platform-ui-dev] Emojis in menu label


Hi all,

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


Mickael Istria

Eclipse IDE developer, at Red Hat Developers community

Elected Committer Representative at the Eclipse Foundation board of directors

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