Pidgin emoticon iOS support

Sebastian Bergström sebastian at
Mon Oct 7 13:28:22 EDT 2013

Hi Phil

Thank you for your very fast answer.

I really don't know what they are called. But i guess they could be called
Emoji since they are sent on a iOS device. It's the users of the app that
use them and I'm the one who receives them via pidgin. I'm using Windows 8
so should i be able to read the somehow? I do not care about sending
emoticons back to the users. I just want to read them :)

2013/10/7 Phil Hannent <phil at>

> Good evening,
> I am just guessing with this advice, btw.
> On 7 October 2013 15:28, Sebastian Bergström
> <sebastian at> wrote:
>>  Hello. I use XMPP in a iOS app of mine and i just implemented emoticon
>> support. Now when i use pidgin with the same chat all the emoticons turned
>> to this "\ud83d\ude03" etc. Is there a codec for this?
>> What character were you trying to send? Because it looks like you are
> sending something that is specific to a particular font:
> If you are sending Emoji then that is really dependant on the receiver
> having the font installed to display them, I see that Mac OSX10.7 and
> Windows 8 support them [1]. However the majority of desktop users probably
> are going to require to send an image instead.
> Regards
> Phil
> [1]
> P.S. On a side note I found this which made me chuckle:
> "So it would seem that, to cut a long story short, Apple’s emoji are
> directly incompatible with every other handset in the world."

Sebastian Bergström
Community Manager
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