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From Clint M <cmod...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: How to display a unicode char (emoji) in TLF (RichEdit control)
Date Mon, 17 Apr 2017 22:32:37 GMT
as the link mentions… this most likely won't work on android (or windows)
as they don't have access to the apple emoji font.

On Mon, Apr 17, 2017 at 3:28 PM, Clint M <cmodien@gmail.com> wrote:

> maybe this?
> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/37192684/stagetext-
> and-emoji-on-android-air-mobile-as3
>
> txt2.text = decodeURI(txt1.text);
>
>
> On Mon, Apr 17, 2017 at 3:22 PM, Erik J. Thomas <erik@linqto.com> wrote:
>
>> Hey all:
>>
>> Do you have any idea how I can display this Unicode character U+1F601
>> <https://apps.timwhitlock.info/unicode/inspect/hex/1F601> or these UTF-8
>> Bytes \xF0\x9F\x98\x81 using TLF (in RichEdit control)?
>>
>> Thanks!
>>
>> Erik
>>
>> For additional background on my problem, read on...
>>
>> I'm implementing a mobile social media feed display using TLF (spark
>> RichText) to display inline emoji. The user enters a short message into a
>> TextInput control on the phone, and using the soft keyboard selects emoji
>> keyboard, selects an emoji to display with the text and posts their update.
>>
>> Getting the text from the user works fine and the emoji is represented as
>> UTF or Unicode value though I don't know how to verify.
>>
>> The TextInput control on the device shows the emoji rendering perfectly
>> (spark TextInput):
>>
>>
>> The value in the IntelliJ debugger's Variables view also renders the
>> Unicode or UTF bytes correctly:
>>
>>
>> But when I attempt to set the contents of the RichText control with the
>> contents of the input field, the emoji is lost:
>>
>>
>> I have tried many approaches, some are:
>>
>> var value:String = textInput.text; // this contains the emoji:
>> richEditControl.text = value;
>>
>> richEditControl.textFlow = TextFlowUtil.importFromString(value);
>>
>> richEditControl.textFlow = TextConverter.importToFlow(value, TextConverter.TEXT_FIELD_HTML_FORMAT);
>>
>> richEditControl.textFlow = TextConverter.importToFlow(value, TextConverter.PLAIN_TEXT_FORMAT);
>>
>> They each fail to display the emoji. I can display complex content in the
>> same control no problem and I'm pretty familiar with TLF:
>>
>>
>> I want to deal with HTML markup and TextConverter rather than composing
>> the TLF in code, but if I have to go that route, I'm willing to if it works.
>>
>> But getting the RichText control's TextFlow to display a UNICODE
>> character is a mystery to me and googling for answers has not been fruitful.
>>
>> I understand there is some question of whether Android phones will
>> display the equivalent emoji as on iPhone, I get that. But looking at this
>> chart, it should be possible for the most part:
>>
>> https://apps.timwhitlock.info/emoji/tables/unicode
>>
>> My problem should be a simple as just learning how to display this
>> Unicode character U+1F601
>> <https://apps.timwhitlock.info/unicode/inspect/hex/1F601> or these UTF-8
>> Bytes \xF0\x9F\x98\x81 using TLF. Is it possible? Thanks! Erik
>>
>>
>>
>

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