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    Smile Recommend emoji font?

    Is anyone able to recommend a good (preferably free) colourful emoji font please, for use on a Windows laptop? (like the sort found on iPhones etc, and here of course!)

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    I don't think that fonts code for colours, I believe that is a style attribute applied at the time of use. And thus I don't believe that typical emojis are coded as fonts.

    Yes, when I inspected the emoji you used in your post, it wanted to save a "confused.png". That's proof right there it's a graphic and not a character.

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    I would add that some of the most basic emojis can be found in symbol sets. You can find the happy and sad faces in the Wingdings font for instance. However you did specify colourful.

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    Thanks. That's really interesting because it had never previously occurred to me that Windows fonts are monochrome only. In a company I once worked for, I thought we had a special font which included the company's multi-coloured logo, but must be mistaken about that.

    So what is the best/easiest way to insert emojis in, say, Word documents if it can't be done using symbols or fonts. Surely one doesn't have to copy and insert individual graphic files, or does one...?

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    Yes, one does.

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    I decided to dig a little deeper on this matter. It appears that colour support in a font definition isn't an entirely new idea but it's pre-standardization.

    http://www.i-programmer.info/news/87...ore-emoji.html

    http://www.istartedsomething.com/201...type-standard/

    Microsoft seems to be doing early work with the Segoe UI font. The above article discusses a Segoe UI Emoji font available in Win8.1. I checked my Win7 system and I have a Segoe UI Symbol font. It's monochrome only and doesn't have much in the way of emojis/emoticons, but lots of fun and interesting symbols are found there.

    If you're willing to spend some time on the bleeding edge of standards, check it out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor Delta View Post
    Thanks. That's really interesting because it had never previously occurred to me that Windows fonts are monochrome only. In a company I once worked for, I thought we had a special font which included the company's multi-coloured logo, but must be mistaken about that.

    So what is the best/easiest way to insert emojis in, say, Word documents if it can't be done using symbols or fonts. Surely one doesn't have to copy and insert individual graphic files, or does one...?
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    Whatever you do please don't overuse emojis. One per occasional message is surely enough.

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    Well RG's certainly overshot his limit then

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