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Postby ajtruckle » Jun 29, 2017 7:43 am

I have tried to find an answer in the help but can't see it. How can we support emoticons in MantisBT?
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Re: Emoticons

Postby atrol » Jun 29, 2017 8:52 am

I assume you are asking for emojis https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emoji :wink:
but not emoticons https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emoticon *-)

When using Mantis with MySQL, emojis are supported as long as they can ce stored in UTF-8 encoding in 3 bytes.
There should be no limitation when using other databases (never tried myself).

For more technical details, see https://www.mantisbt.org/bugs/view.php?id=21101 and https://www.mantisbt.org/bugs/view.php?id=20431
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Re: Emoticons

Postby ajtruckle » Jun 29, 2017 10:27 am

No, I meant emoticons.

If I type :) in MantisBT note it does not turn into a smiley face.
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Re: Emoticons

Postby atrol » Jun 29, 2017 10:58 am

I am still not sure if we are talking about the same thing

From https://www.theguardian.com/technology/ ... -explained
An emoticon is a typographic display of a facial representation, used to convey emotion in a text only medium

Unlike emoticons, emoji are actual pictures
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Re: Emoticons

Postby ajtruckle » Jun 29, 2017 12:22 pm

Ok, yes - emoji. I want to see pictures representing the faces.

Smilies.
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Re: Emoticons

Postby ajtruckle » Oct 25, 2017 5:44 am

I still don’t know how to do this. In mantisbt I type a colon : and a parenthesis ) I want to see a happy face :) image. I am only seeing the characters. And can’t the ide offer these symbols visually for us to choose from?
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Re: Emoticons

Postby atrol » Oct 25, 2017 6:54 am

I can just repeat what I told before.

You are entering emoticons when entering the : - ) characters https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emoticon
Some systems, for example this forum, convert them to pictures.
Mantis does not convert your input.

But Mantis supports emojis in a limited way https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emoji#Unicode_blocks
Emojis are displayed as long as they can be stored in 3-Byte UTF-8.
https://www.mantisbt.org/bugs/view.php?id=21101
https://www.mantisbt.org/bugs/view.php?id=20431

e.g. copy/paste from https://getemoji.com/ to see that some of the emojis are displayed in input windows,
but no longer displayed the right way after stored and displayed in output.
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Re: Emoticons

Postby ajtruckle » Oct 25, 2017 8:50 am

So can we get mantis to support emoticons converted to images as a upgrade?
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Re: Emoticons

Postby atrol » Oct 25, 2017 9:14 am

I don't expect that there is any of the core developers that much interested to implement this, but who knows.
You could start a discussion at https://gitter.im/mantisbt for it, maybe there are other community members also interested in it.

I personally don't like this feature. To get a face
See section 8) in releasenoes
when writing something like
Code: Select all
See section 8) in releasenoes
is confusing to me.

Nonetheless, submitting a patch is always a good idea, as it increases the chances of improvement eventually making it into MantisBT core. All contributions are welcome and greatly appreciated.

Patch submissions can be made by sending us a Pull Request on our Github repository https://github.com/mantisbt/mantisbt
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