Bye bye Emacs

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Emoji are ideograms and smileys used in electronic messages and web pages. Emoji exist in various genres, including facial expressions, common objects, places and types of weather, and animals. โ€“ Wikipedia: Emoji

I started writing my blog post with Emacs until I realized that Emacs does not support emojis ๐Ÿ˜ฑ. Emacs - some people make fun ๐Ÿคช of it by saying it is an operating system - has no emojis support? That was the first surprise ๐Ÿ˜ฎ until I found out why:

The Emacs developers deliberately disabled a feature that was working perfectly fine for MacOS users just because it is not available for free systems. What a daft decision. โ€“ GNU Emacs Removes Color Emoji Support on the Mac

Emacs does not support emojis because Linux does not have support ๐Ÿ™ˆ for emojis?!? What kind of ๐Ÿคฏ logic is this??? Goodbye Emacs - even if I could build ๐Ÿ— my own Emacs version that supports emojis.

Do you need a reason too?

  • Your toaster ๐Ÿž does not print emojis like a Toasteroid?
  • Your fridge ๐ŸงŠ does not recognize emojis?
  • Your washing ๐Ÿงผ machine doesnโ€™t put emojis on your clothes?

It was a nice time, but now itโ€™s time to say ๐Ÿคฌ.