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

A lot of questions. I heard about them 10 minutes ago :)

Surely if they were to be used in Eclipse they should be full featured (e.g. color). Also, the place of the icon is not in the spot of the icon but the spot of the text.

I have made some tests in Windows. I am on the latest version of Windows. This is what it looks like:


On Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 4:35 PM, Mickael Istria <mistria@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Those are bugs to report to Notepad and Word developers.

So you also tried it on Eclipse IDE menus and saw black and white icons too? If so, I have one question for you: do you think it's better to have a black and white icon in a menu, or no icon? Do you feel we could start using emojis from now on, even without SWT on Windows not supporting colored ones; or is this black&white thing perceived as a blocker for wider usage of emojis?
Also, another deeper question: how much effort do we place in creating icons and exporting them to various sizes and so on and setting up scaling of images, compared to how much effort it would be to support colored emojis on Windows? If we find out emojis can solve many of our future use-cases, if may be profitable to make this investment in SWT/Windows port (which I have no clue how big it is ;).

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