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Frivolous log icons

Postby pinkyslippers » Fri May 14, 2021 8:01 am

Hello

Sorry for asking a frivolous question as I know this site is all run by volunteers, but I noticed that nandemonai's log uses little checkbox icons https://forum.language-learners.org/vie ... 00#p187693 and that some bbcode forums have little star icons https://www.fmscout.com/a-bbcode-tags-a ... icons.html but when I paste the code into my log it doesn't work.

Is there a way to have have these on my log? Apologies if there is a page of code somewhere and I missed it. Honestly I don't really know what I am doing :oops:

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Re: Frivolous log icons

Postby Aloyse » Fri May 14, 2021 8:38 am

A simple copy/paste from Nandemonai's post works for me.
It looks like these are just characters, just like 你 or ç.

✅❌

Edit: for reference
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X_mark
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Check_mark
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O_mark
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emoji#Unicode_blocks


Trying out other unicode characters (too bad mahjong and flag characters don't seem to be supported...)

✨⛔️㊗️❎️✏️⏰️⏱️⏲️⏳️☀️☁️☂️☑️♥️
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Re: Frivolous log icons

Postby pinkyslippers » Fri May 14, 2021 11:12 am

Thank you! :D
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Re: Frivolous log icons

Postby Iversen » Fri May 14, 2021 11:43 am

I can't see Nandemonai's signs (unless they are designed to look like boxes with something inside). I think it depends on what other things you have installed on your computer or phone, not on an inventory somewhere in BB. The following square was taken as a symbol from MS Word: □
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Re: Frivolous log icons

Postby rdearman » Fri May 14, 2021 12:11 pm

✖ຽꜜㄲᛝ 你

I had a look into this, and it appears to have something to do with UTF8 and BOM (Byte Order Marking). While all the utf8 characters above worked, none of the UTF8 emoticons worked. A byte-order marker is required for multibyte encoded data, including UTF-16, to indicate big-endianness or little-endianness – the order in which bytes are arranged.

https://utf8-icons.com/subset/emoticons

You can always use the img tag.

EDIT:
An additional problem is this system uses a database which doesn't support Unicode past the Basic Multilingual Plane and emoticons are past this. The two symbols for the tickmark and the X are both in the wingding symbols set and are in the supported basic multilingual plane.

That is my theory...
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Re: Frivolous log icons

Postby pinkyslippers » Fri May 14, 2021 12:16 pm

Thank you all. I got what I needed from this website in the end https://unicode-table.com/en/ and was able to make some pretty stars for my book reviews. I'm not sure if others can see them but they look good to me. All very frivolous, indeed!

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Re: Frivolous log icons

Postby rdearman » Fri May 14, 2021 12:27 pm

pinkyslippers wrote:Thank you all. I got what I needed from this website in the end https://unicode-table.com/en/ and was able to make some pretty stars for my book reviews. I'm not sure if others can see them but they look good to me. All very frivolous, indeed!

Thanks again :)

Have a look at the website: https://utf8-icons.com/ many of them will work. Glad you solved your problem. :)
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Re: Frivolous log icons

Postby pinkyslippers » Fri May 14, 2021 12:58 pm

I have bookmarked it, thank you! ✿
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