This fork of the 31 January 2014 version of 'Chromoji - Emoji for Google Chrome™' supports only textual emoji, now with color fonts.
What is Emoji Polyfill?
'Emoji Polyfill' is a Chrome extension that substantially improves and brings consistency to the way emojis are displayed. It uses Noto Color Emoji and Twitter Color Emoji fonts for richer viewing and has a comprehensive fallback plan including Symbola font. Regular updates are rolled out to accommodate the latest emojis from updated Unicode versions. This extension is especially useful for user of older Chromium-based browsers.
22 June 2022: The new regular expression for detecting emoji was too aggressive and matched common characters like en and em dashes; I had already kept it from modifying elements just for containing ©, ®, and ™, but I needed to exclude more symbols with code points near the ™ symbol. However, if one of those copyright or trademark symbols is inside the same element as an ordinary emoji or a character in the Basic Multilingual Plane's Private Use Area, all of the symbols in that element will get an emoji presentation if available. I have also found that if a symbol that could have an emoji or non-emoji presentation is followed by Variation Selector 15 (which specifies the non-emoji presentation), this extension may still make it look like an emoji.
19 June 2022: This version uses Noto Color Emoji in preference to Segoe Ui Emoji on Windows, for greater consistency and to properly support all flags and new ZWJ sequences and the Unicode 14 emojis; it also includes the Twitter Color Emoji font for a few symbols that Noto Color Emoji does not support, and it still includes Symbola, which Douros has not updated in more than two years, as a backstop. Keep in mind that you won't see the new emoji images on this extension page, because extensions cannot run in the Chrome Web Store.
4 July 2020: This is somewhat delayed; a few months ago, Douros updated Symbola for the new Unicode 13 emojis.
23 March 2019: Along with the announcement of new emojis for Unicode 12, Douros updated Symbola.
20 June 2018: Earlier this month, Unicode 11 was released, and along with it, new emojis; afterward, Douros updated Symbola to support the new emojis.
User reviews summary
- Works for all Unicode emojis
- Doesn't slow down browser
- Open source and no spam
- Doesn't work for some users
- Lack of instructions on how to use
- Doesn't work in certain sites like Instagram
- Works for all emojis
- Doesn't slow down browser
- Lack of instructions
Emoji Polyfill is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Emoji Polyfill if you trust the publisher.
Emoji Polyfill has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.
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