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#461 Post by xXCARL1992Xx » 27 Jun 2020 14:13

did the forum got an update again ?

and it would be better if the forum (or phpBB, it is their job) just uses standard emotes and not their own graphics for it, we have a group that standardises them, so use them
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Re: Forum Discussion/Suggestion Thread

#462 Post by Some newbie driver » 27 Jun 2020 15:40

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Not a fan of the new emotes and their "human head" shape :arrow: :|
What new emotes? I see the same as always.

By the way, @xXCARL1992Xx; there exist no "standard emotes" neither a group of people that defines such a standard. What it exist is an standard meaning for the Unicode symbols reserved to be used as emotes. But it's up to every software developer to give the shape and look they want to the emotes that will depict those Unicode meanings.

In the case of Windows computers, default Unicode emotes are defined by the operative system unless a program has it's own set. If I write here some Unicode emotes codes like those: 😤😨 What everyone of us see will depend on the computer and/or software used to view this webpage. They have nothing in common with regular phpBB emoticons; that are just fixed images linked in the middle of the text (as any other image can be linked here if we manually provide the source URL).

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#463 Post by xXCARL1992Xx » 27 Jun 2020 15:47

more like dedicated what OS you use, i cant really see it because all 2 browser i have are chrome based, so i wouldn't see any difference anyway

in my case the emotes look like the one used by Twitter, Discord has the same

and Unicode is standardized, they (Unicode Consortium) are the ones to unify it, what it looks like doesnt matter, if it doesnt stray from the base, but the code for it is the same over all OSs/Browser etc. because without a standard, we know how it would end up if everybody starts to brew their own soup
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Re: Forum Discussion/Suggestion Thread

#464 Post by Some newbie driver » 27 Jun 2020 16:14

Yes, as I said, Unicode is an standard, but in the case of emoticons generated with Unicode, the only standard is the meaning. Unicode consortium will never say how an emoticon should look. They will say just "code XXXXXX is the emoticon for the meaning smile"; and done.

And whatever the look any OS or software wants to give to the Unicode emotes; that isn't related in any way with the emotes of this forum. Those are static images and have not changed. If @coolusername has seen any changes anywhere it's because he was using Unicode emoticons (instead of the ones embedded in the forum) and he has done (aware of it or not) some change in the software he's using to browse the forum.

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#465 Post by coolusername » 27 Jun 2020 16:22

I have not changed anything! I use Firefox and the emotes changed and look weird now.
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#466 Post by supersobes » 27 Jun 2020 17:13

The smileys as phpBB calls them are the same as they were, but the texture bug that caused there to be white lines around the edges of them while using the "Dark subsilver2" theme has been fixed.
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#467 Post by Mohegan13 » 27 Jun 2020 17:23

I actually think they look worse like this.
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#468 Post by xXCARL1992Xx » 27 Jun 2020 17:38

now we see how horrendous they really are

best way would be a plugin to just use the unicode ones like on Discord, they partially work already but some are override by phpBBs emoticons like :smile:
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#469 Post by Mohegan13 » 03 Jul 2020 09:06

If you disable the stock ones that share the same name like :wink: it prevents the phpbb version overriding the written/unicode version. But it's not retro active. So anyone who typed :wink: rather than ;) it will revert their emote to text instead.

We could get a smilie pack that just replaces all phpbb ugly ones with something more modern, but then you have to go looking for license free ones since SCS is a business and would have to pay for most of the packs out there.
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#470 Post by xXCARL1992Xx » 03 Jul 2020 09:09

there are plugins that use the unicode ones, everybody who uses Windows, Linux, macOS, Android or iOS has their own set already, SCS doesnt really need to provide images, just a way to select the them and then past the correct unicode for it like on discord for example
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