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Sailfish-styled emojis?

asked 2015-12-19 16:40:12 +0300

vattuvarg gravatar image

updated 2015-12-19 16:43:56 +0300

Would it be possible to create a sailfish-style emoji theme? Not just a copy of a set from other systems but one with influences from the design language? ...a bit like the icons, that is. A central circle with corners.

Would it be possible to do it together as a community?

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One idea would be to have "xmas gingerbread" emojis. Dark backgrounds with lighter details.

vattuvarg ( 2015-12-19 16:42:01 +0300 )edit

Creating a monochrome set of emojis seems like a good idea too.

vattuvarg ( 2015-12-19 16:47:33 +0300 )edit

A font-inspired emoji theme would integrate well with text.

vattuvarg ( 2015-12-19 16:49:19 +0300 )edit

We are talking for about 1000 -or around this number- emojis to be designed. This is a huuuuuge task.

ApB ( 2015-12-19 17:17:32 +0300 )edit

...a task that can be divided into smaller pieces, though. I wouldn't ask for the impossible.

vattuvarg ( 2015-12-19 17:40:07 +0300 )edit

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answered 2015-12-19 18:11:47 +0300

coderus gravatar image

The problem is there is no soltion for having native emojis in linux. Only via stupid hacks.

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You're talking about colored emojis, right? Emojis can be b/w and work well in GNU/Linux environments then.

ossi1967 ( 2015-12-19 18:54:45 +0300 )edit

colored of course. common font glyphs for emojis are... i think its not the solution users expect :)

coderus ( 2015-12-19 19:36:41 +0300 )edit

@coderus better something than nothing... even as temporary solution. ☺

saleki ( 2015-12-20 00:13:14 +0300 )edit

then you can just install font to solve it :)

coderus ( 2015-12-20 01:09:59 +0300 )edit

@coderus: The OP isn't about installing just any font to get full emojii support (which would be a duplicate because we know how to do this). It's specifically about creating a 'sailfish-themed' set of emojis. So installing the known fonts doesn't solve it.

ossi1967 ( 2015-12-20 10:31:59 +0300 )edit

answered 2015-12-19 17:47:41 +0300

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updated 2015-12-19 17:48:11 +0300

This look pretty well for me:
This font covers most, but not all emojis Apple or Google have created. From my point of view, this is only an annoying plague. I need the font to guess better what others try to tell me.

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