Emoji Short Codes
Emoji are the ideograms or smileys used in Japanese electronic messages and Web pages, the use of which is spreading outside Japan. Originally meaning pictograph, the word emoji literally means “picture” (e) + “character” (moji). Using github, dokuwiki, there are available for content editing. Some of the emoji codes are not super easy to remember, so here is a little cheat sheet. Github supports emoji symbols, with short-code instead of special characters. :smiley: equivalent to. Just hover to display the short code, click to copy the shortcode. There are lots of web sites support this type of short-code: Github, Basecamp, Slack, Trello, NodeBB Forums, Hackpad, Qiita, Cryptbin, Zendesk, Ello. However some of the emoji codes are not super easy to remember, so here is a little cheat sheet.
How to use the emoji cheat sheet
The emoji cheat sheet, often referred to as emoji codes, provides a quick and easy reference to emoji character codes which can be used on platforms such as GitHub, Discord, Slack, and other web applications that support markdown or certain code references for emojis. Here's how you can use the emoji cheat sheet:
- Accessing the Cheat Sheet: Visit a website that offers an emoji cheat sheet. A popular one is listemoji.com, though there are many others.
- Finding an Emoji: The emojis are typically organized by category. Scroll through the list or use the search function (if available) to find the emoji you're interested in.
- Using the Code: Once you've found the emoji you want to use, you'll see its code, which usually looks something like `:emoji_name:`. Copy this code and paste it into the platform you're using. For example, if you're writing a comment on GitHub and want to include a thumbs up emoji, you'd type `:+1:` or `:thumbsup:` in your comment.
- Platform-Specific Variations: While many platforms use similar codes, there can be variations. For instance, Discord supports animated emojis with a slightly different code structure. Always check the specific platform's documentation or built-in emoji picker to make sure you're using the correct code.
- Built-In Emoji Pickers: Many platforms like Slack and Discord also have built-in emoji pickers. While the cheat sheet provides a quick reference, you can also use these pickers to search for and insert emojis without having to remember or type out their specific codes.
- Markdown Rendering: In platforms that support markdown (like GitHub), once you submit or save the content, the platform will render the `:emoji_name:` code as the actual emoji.
- Custom Emojis: Some platforms allow you to add custom emojis. The process will differ depending on the platform, but once added, they might also get their own cheat code that can be used in messages or comments.
Remember, not all platforms support all emojis, and some might have platform-specific emojis that aren't found on standard cheat sheets. Always consult platform-specific documentation if you're unsure.