Recently I started to use VSCode to wrote my Blog and I would like to use Emoji (👾) in my posts.
So I tried an easy way to use them.
I have some prerequisites:
- 1️⃣ need to be usable in Markdown
- 2️⃣ need to be easy to include in my post
- 3️⃣ need to be visible directly as emoji in VSCode.
- 4️⃣ need to be visible as a great emoji in the website also
After searching a little bit both on pelican website and on VSCode extensions I found I just need to :
- have a VSCode extension to simply include Unicode emoji in my articles
- having a Unicode font to show my article on reader browser.
- no need to have specific Python markdown extension to convert emoji code to image in all articles
- this is standard by default in Unicode 🦄
- this should be readable also in non graphical browser like in terminal or for those with eyes dishabilities 👓️
- reader browser need to have a Unicode font but this is clearly the case in most of operating system now
- I cannot change size or style of emoji since this is same as rest of the text
My VSCode extension
I choose to use emoji-code by idlebers
- I just need to write ji: and press Ctrl+Space to have a list of visual emojis and I can continue to tap keys to filter them and find the one I want 🔎
- this will simply include the Unicode character and nothing else, I can view the post without the extension, I can delete the emoji just by deleting the character and I can publish it to Git without isue. 👌
Since my Pelican template already use Unicode font emojis are displayed without issues !