When I was away, Unicode added some new emojis to the spec; eager to have what’s new, I decided to try them out. Unfortunately no font or app supports them yet (that’s a melting face emoji if you’re not gifted with a font that renders it). The same thing happened with websites that I used to search for emojis. And I did what I do when other people fail me - sat down to scripting.
I knew I had to get my list of emojis from somewhere, but didn’t really know where from. A quick search revealed this list that, even though it has all of them, doesn’t really suit me, since it only contains the CLDR Short Name. I didn’t want to use that, since over the years, I learned other names, like :eyes: for 👀. But then I found another list which looked exactly like what I needed.
What followed was a quick
python script that fetches the page, parses the HTML, does some
modification to the fetched data, and then dumps it into a file. Then,
to top it off, another
quick script that I bound to
$mod+e key combo in i3.
Now I have an emoji picker of my own ;)
Tags: english technical linux bash shell programming