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#1 2022-08-29 07:11:13

Enrico1989
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[SOLVED] Should urxvt wiki mention colored emojis are not supported?

I'm referring to what I've found via this question I asked on unix.stackexchange.

I've also asken #rxvt-unicode channel on libera.chat, and the answer was Enrico63: urxvt uses xft for display, you would need a patched xft library for that, standard xft only does black and white.

So I was wondering if rxvt-unicode wikipage should include this info. I mean, if I had read "does not support fancy icons", I might have changed my choice of which terminal emulator to use. Or not. But I mean, it is a valuable piece of info, a bit like whether a terminal emulator supports font resizing on the go.

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#2 2022-08-29 07:17:47

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Re: [SOLVED] Should urxvt wiki mention colored emojis are not supported?

Enrico1989 wrote:

But I mean, it is a valuable piece of info, a bit like whether a terminal emulator supports font resizing on the go.

Er, no: those two things are not even remotely equivalent...


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#3 2022-08-29 13:32:18

Enrico1989
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Re: [SOLVED] Should urxvt wiki mention colored emojis are not supported?

They are both features that can be implmented or missing. The two things are remotely equivalent, in that sense.

The dynamic font resizing is more important? Sure, I agree.

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#4 2022-08-29 15:03:56

seth
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Re: [SOLVED] Should urxvt wiki mention colored emojis are not supported?

I'd first point out the missing support of wide chars, the peculiar habit of simply not rendering glyphs that don't fix into the monobox (unlike all other VTEs that simply render a mess,  there's no good solution to this), the absence of pixbuf support in the repo build and the pleathora of patched versions in the AUR to cover this.

The reason why the color emoji situation isn't addressed in the wiki is probably that few or less people care.
You could raise it in the wiki's discussion page and absent objections add it, the forum is the entirely wrong place to discuss this.

Also fuck emojis.

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#5 2022-08-30 17:47:51

Enrico1989
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Re: [SOLVED] Should urxvt wiki mention colored emojis are not supported?

seth wrote:

Also fuck emojis.

This seems to be quite an incontrovertible answer. I'll mark the question as solved.

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#6 2022-08-30 19:19:31

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Re: [SOLVED] Should urxvt wiki mention colored emojis are not supported?

The answer was actually everything above that line.
You wonder whether the wiki should mention a certain aspect of a tool, but you asked on the forum instead of the wiki, where this would be relevant and where, absent response, you could just add that information yourself if you feel that it's important enough.
After all, it's a wiki.

"Fuck emojis" is just a ceterum censeo that is very much related to the subject of, but not the topic your question.

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#7 2022-09-29 10:40:22

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Re: [SOLVED] Should urxvt wiki mention colored emojis are not supported?

I know this has been marked as solved, but as an FYI, the support for this feature has been upstreamed in xft!


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