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Re: Support for shorthand emoji input

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Support for shorthand emoji input
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2021 20:35:55 +0200

> From: Juri Linkov <juri@linkov.net>
> Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2021 19:59:20 +0200
> Cc: emacs-devel@gnu.org
> BTW, another missing feature is an input method that would turn
> a key sequence like ‘: - )’ into ‘😀’.  Many apps provide such
> feature that surprisingly works like input methods in Emacs,
> e.g. an incomplete sequence is left untranslated, etc.

It isn't an input method, it's a general-purpose text-replacing
facility.  We need to add it.  Currently, abbrevs can be used as
poor-man's alternative, but abbrevs cannot replace arbitrary text.

The feature should offer several popular replacements and allow users
to select and add to them.

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