Lion’s most awesome new feature

I’ve read a lot of OS X 10.7 ‘Lion’ reviews and no one, not one mentioned that there’s a smiling pile of poo 💩. How are people not talking about this?

It’s part of the Unicode Emoji support that was brought ‘back to the Mac’ from iOS.

Unicode Emoji

Here‘s the fileformat.info page for the character.

You can use the HTML-code 💩 but it won’t display anything but a box unless your OS knows the character. So far it seems only to be working on Lion and iOS.

If you’re looking for a list of Unicode Emoji to use on iOS, take a look at www.mackeys.info on your iOS device. You can change the user agent to view it on Lion, but since it’s now part of the “Special Characters”-dialog, there’s little reason to. You can access the dialog by pressing ⌥⌘T in most apps.

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4 thoughts on “Lion’s most awesome new feature

  1. This. Is. Awesome. That alone is worth my $30. I’m going to be putting little smiling piles of poo all over the place now!

  2. The full support for Unicode helps me type stuff like this:

    Difficult to type? Stiffly we strive to be first in line.

    In the typing above, the word “first” uses only 3 characters: fi, r, and st.

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