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README.md

Emoji Keywords

Keyword (:heart:) to code (U+2764) mapping data.

Currently only for Twemoji.js

  • V1 which supports 874 emojis
  • V2 which supports 1661 emojis.

Available as YAML, and JSON format.

How I get the keyword

Please see this wiki.

Guide to human to use Emoji keywords

ZWJ Zero Width Joiner

Since Unicode 6.0, there is a thing called Emoji ZWJ Sequences.

ZWJ stands for ZERO WIDTH JOINER (U+200D).

You can use ZWJ to compose emojis from single emojis!

For example, a couple with heart emoji:

U+1F468 U+200D U+2764 U+FE0F U+200D U+1F468

Can be composed by man (U+1F468), heart (U+2764), man (U+1F468):

screenshot 2016-06-06 02 42 02

Slack use the - to represent ZWJ:

:man-heart-man:

I followed Slack's convention in Emoji Keywords.

See full Emoji ZWJ Sequences Catalog.

Emoji with Color

Unicode 8.0 adds diversity support to Emojis!

What does this mean is some emojis have a base color plus 5 modifiers.

For example, boy emoji, The base is :boy:. You can add skin tone modifiers (U+1F3FB ~ U+1F3FF):

screenshot 2016-06-06 03 39 25

Slack uses :skin-tone-{2..6}: to represent the modifiers:

:boy:
:boy::skin-tone-2:
:boy::skin-tone-3:
:boy::skin-tone-4:
:boy::skin-tone-5:
:boy::skin-tone-6:

which renders:

screenshot 2016-06-06 03 41 34

Differences from Emoji Keywords and Slack keywords

Regional Indicator Symbol letters (1F1E6..1F1FF)

Emoji Keywords use :a: to :z: for regional indicator symbol letters for consistency.

Slack uses :a:, :b:, :m:, :o:, :o2, :v:, :x: differently:

Slack Emoji Keywords Unicode Name UNICODE
:a: :a_negative: NEGATIVE SQUARED LATIN CAPITAL LETTER A U+1F170
:b: :b_negative: NEGATIVE SQUARED LATIN CAPITAL LETTER B U+1F171
:m: :m_circled: CIRCLED LATIN CAPITAL LETTER M U+24C2
:o: :large_circle: HEAVY LARGE CIRCLE U+2B55
:o2: :o_negative: NEGATIVE SQUARED LATIN CAPITAL LETTER O U+1F17E
:v: :victory_hand: VICTORY HAND U+270C
:x: :cross_mark: CROSS MARK U+274C

Slack does not have :a:..:z: excpet above table mentioned.

Some keywords differ from Slack

Because they're impossible to remember as keyword.

Slack Emoji Keywords Unicode
:u5272: :divide: U+1F239
:u5408: :together: U+1F234
:u55b6: :operating: U+1F23A
:u6307: :finger: U+1F22F
:u6708: :moon: U+1F237
:u6709: :exist: U+1F236
:u6e80: :fullness: U+1F235
:u7121: :negation: U+1F21A
:u7533: :apply: U+1F238
:u7981: :prohibit: U+1F232
:u7a7a: :empty: U+1F233

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