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Author Topic: Abusing Emoji on your computer filesystem  (Read 1237 times)

Edvard

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Abusing Emoji on your computer filesystem
« on: June 16, 2018, 01:44 AM »
So, who's going to be the first programmer to adopt a poop emoji as their default file extension?
Unicode
Most computer systems today (e.g. Windows, OSX, Android, iOS) use a thing called Unicode to represent text. Since computers work in binary, there needs to be a way to take a string of binary and convert it to letters and numbers to display on the screen. Unicode is one way to do that, and any system that uses Unicode knows that 01000001 is the capital letter A.
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Since all of these emoji are part of the Unicode standard it means that emoji is essentially text, and it can be typed into anywhere normal text can be typed into, which means we can now put them in lots of funny places.

On Mac/iOS: https://zachholman.c...posts/abusing-emoji/
On Windows: https://davidzych.co...ng-emoji-in-windows/
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It also works on Linux.  I know because I created a file named new_file.🐮
(that's "dot-cow" just in case ya didn't know)


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Re: Abusing Emoji on your computer filesystem
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2018, 07:57 PM »
I guess I'll claim "skull poop L" for my extensions. :P

MyFile.💀💩L
« Last Edit: June 16, 2018, 08:10 PM by Deozaan »

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Re: Abusing Emoji on your computer filesystem
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2018, 03:45 AM »
(that's "dot-cow" just in case ya didn't know)
Well, that's a disadvantage of using emoji: you'll need to explain what its meaning is... A case of "One word saying more than 1000 pictures" ?

And on my default Android browser (Pale Moon for if it matters) it's displaying those emoji as gray squares :huh:

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Re: Abusing Emoji on your computer filesystem
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2018, 10:01 AM »
For your enjoyment:

https://apps.timwhit...emoji/tables/unicode

I guess I'll get involved and claim 🚀👨

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Re: Abusing Emoji on your computer filesystem
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2018, 07:00 PM »
After this thread was created, I discovered that recent versions of Windows 10 have a hotkey to bring up an emoji selector: Win+. (period) or Win+; (semicolon).

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And you can even press the hotkey and then just start typing a word like "rocket" and it will filter the emoji for you. 👨‍🚀🚀👩‍🚀

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Re: Abusing Emoji on your computer filesystem
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2018, 11:04 PM »
🚀👩‍🚀

Pretty cool!  Thanks for that tidbit!

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Re: Abusing Emoji on your computer filesystem
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2018, 04:10 PM »
So is it just me or does including unicode emoji in a post break the "preview" function of the forums?

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Re: Abusing Emoji on your computer filesystem
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2018, 07:41 AM »
😈

I think it is. FireFox 60.0.2 (32-bit) is showing these emoji's as preview just fine. 

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Re: Abusing Emoji on your computer filesystem
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2018, 08:13 AM »
💔💔- Worked fine for me.  Chrome here.

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Re: Abusing Emoji on your computer filesystem
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2018, 02:40 PM »
Weird. I get an error in Vivaldi whenever I preview a post that contains unicode emoji.

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Re: Abusing Emoji on your computer filesystem
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2018, 05:18 PM »
weird... and you have text too, so it should see that if not the emoji.

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Re: Abusing Emoji on your computer filesystem
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2018, 05:56 PM »
Windows 10 have a hotkey to bring up an emoji selector: Win+. (period) or Win+; (semicolon).


I never knew. Thanks for informing!

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Re: Abusing Emoji on your computer filesystem
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2018, 07:38 AM »
I wonder what kind of files are stored in the "🍑🍆" folder :P
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