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How I didn't fix 📧Ⓜ️💣🚽ℹ️ in Chrome

by Monica Dinculescu

Published September 12, 2016 in Programming

Two years ago, in the dark days of the web, Chrome couldn’t render emojis. Monica tried to fix it, failed, and has been obsessed with bringing unicode to the people ever since. Why do you sometimes get a square instead of a 🍕 if you type U+1F355?
How do skin coloured emoji work? How do you add a dinosaur emoji to the spec, which is decidedly lacking? If you’ve ever asked any of these questions, this talk is for you.