[LB6 Action] Emoji lookup by name or keyword

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jasonrudolph
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[LB6 Action] Emoji lookup by name or keyword

Postby jasonrudolph » Mon Dec 28, 2015 3:21 am

Emoji Lookup is an action for finding the perfect emoji by name or keyword.

Download
https://github.com/jasonrudolph/launchb ... v0.7.0.zip

Source code
https://github.com/jasonrudolph/launchbar-emoji-lookup

Demo
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What about Launchbar's built-in emoji action?
Launchbar's built-in emoji action is great when you already know the name of the emoji you're looking for. Sometimes though, you don't know the exact name, but you do know a keyword or synonym. With this action, whether you know the exact name or you only know a keyword, you can quickly track down the emoji you want.

Feedback
If you give this action a try and you run into any issues, please let me know. <3
Last edited by jasonrudolph on Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:30 am, edited 6 times in total.

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Re: [LB6 Action] Emoji lookup by name or keyword

Postby veke71 » Tue Dec 29, 2015 10:35 am

Great action! Thanks! Having it updated with support for the new emojis would be great. 8)

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Re: [LB6 Action] Emoji lookup by name or keyword

Postby jasonrudolph » Fri Jan 01, 2016 4:03 am

veke71 wrote:Great action! Thanks!


Thanks, veke71!

veke71 wrote:Having it updated with support for the new emojis would be great. 8)


I agree. That's definitely something I'd like to do. :)

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Re: [LB6 Action] Emoji lookup by name or keyword

Postby jasonrudolph » Fri Jan 01, 2016 4:22 am

Emoji Lookup v0.4.0 is now available.

Download
https://github.com/jasonrudolph/launchb ... v0.4.0.zip

Changelog
  • Support for detecting new releases via the Action Updates action. (Thanks to @prenagha for this contribution.)
  • Simplified display of search results. The search results now display just the matching emoji character and its name. The emoji's keywords no longer clutter the display. (You can still search by keywords, of course. But the keywords are no longer shown in the search result output.)


I've updated the original post to reflect the v0.4.0 release. Enjoy!

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Re: [LB6 Action] Emoji lookup by name or keyword

Postby veke71 » Fri Jan 01, 2016 11:24 am

Would it be possible to somehow show what emojis are NOT supported? The new ones seem to come up in the search, but when inserted the do not show. Could be good to know beforehand. Thanks again!

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Re: [LB6 Action] Emoji lookup by name or keyword

Postby jasonrudolph » Fri Jan 01, 2016 11:02 pm

veke71 wrote:Would it be possible to somehow show what emojis are NOT supported? The new ones seem to come up in the search, but when inserted the do not show.


Thanks for the question, veke71. Can you help me understand the issue you're seeing? I have a few questions for you that might help us track down the problem:

  • What version of the action are you using?
  • What application has focus prior to you triggering Launchbar?
  • What text are you entering in order to find the desired emoji? (If you can provide a screenshot, that's a big help.)
  • When you enter that text, what emoji do you see in the result list?
  • You said, "when inserted they do not show." Which emoji are you trying to insert?

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Re: [LB6 Action] Emoji lookup by name or keyword

Postby veke71 » Sat Jan 02, 2016 12:41 am

When I go and find an emoji from the new ones (in 10.11.1) (let's say "the middle finger") in the Emoji Lookup action, it will insert :fu: instead of the emoji. I don't know which ones are the new ones and if would be good to know when I've looked them up if they are one of the ones that are not supported or not. Was that understandable? :D

All the older ones works great! :D

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Re: [LB6 Action] Emoji lookup by name or keyword

Postby jasonrudolph » Sat Jan 02, 2016 3:01 am

veke71 wrote:When I go and find an emoji from the new ones (in 10.11.1) (let's say "the middle finger") in the Emoji Lookup action, it will insert :fu: instead of the emoji.


Thanks for the clarification. The Emoji Lookup action includes a few custom emojis that are supported by services like GitHub and Basecamp. ":fu:" is one of those custom emojis. When you choose a custom emoji, the action inserts the tag (e.g., ":fu:") for that emoji instead of inserting a unicode emoji character.

I've updated the display to denote any custom emojis. Example:

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I've published v0.5.0, which includes this enhancement. I hope this helps.

Download
https://github.com/jasonrudolph/launchb ... v0.5.0.zip

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Re: [LB6 Action] Emoji lookup by name or keyword

Postby veke71 » Sat Jan 02, 2016 9:16 am

Thanks!

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Re: [LB6 Action] Emoji lookup by name or keyword

Postby jasonrudolph » Sat Jan 30, 2016 4:38 pm

Emoji Lookup v0.6.0 is now available.

Download
https://github.com/jasonrudolph/launchb ... v0.6.0.zip

Changelog
Adds support for the new emojis that Apple introduced in 10.11.1 (439 new emojis!)

screenshot.png


I've updated the original post to reflect the v0.6.0 release. Enjoy!

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Re: [LB6 Action] Emoji lookup by name or keyword

Postby jasonrudolph » Mon Feb 01, 2016 12:43 am

Emoji Lookup v0.6.1 is now available.

Download
https://github.com/jasonrudolph/launchb ... v0.6.1.zip

Changelog
Fixes a bug that prevented the icons from rendering for country flag emojis

v0.6.1-screenshot.png


I've updated the original post to reflect the v0.6.1 release. Enjoy!

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Re: [LB6 Action] Emoji lookup by name or keyword

Postby veke71 » Tue Feb 02, 2016 4:04 pm

Excellent! Thanks!

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Re: [LB6 Action] Emoji lookup by name or keyword

Postby JoeGermuska » Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:27 pm

I've installed the Emoji Lookup launchbar action. I can see it in the Launchbar Action Editor, and in the right place in ~/Library/Application Support...

But it doesn't seem to be active. Is there some trigger other than typing the word 'emoji'? I also tried typing some of the keywords from the emojilib/emojis.json file and ones which are unique there don't seem to trigger anything either.

Is there some other activation or configuration step? This is my first time installing an LB action.

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Re: [LB6 Action] Emoji lookup by name or keyword

Postby jasonrudolph » Sat Jun 25, 2016 3:04 pm

JoeGermuska wrote:I've installed the Emoji Lookup launchbar action. I can see it in the Launchbar Action Editor, and in the right place in ~/Library/Application Support... But it doesn't seem to be active.


I'm sorry you're having trouble getting started with this action. I'll try to help. I have a few questions to hopefully help us debug the issue:

1. What version of LaunchBar do you have?

2. Can you confirm that you see the action at:

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~/Library/Application\ Support/LaunchBar/Actions/emoji-lookup.lbaction


3. When you view the LaunchBar index, can you confirm that the action exists and is enabled?
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4. What text are you typing in LaunchBar when you attempt to trigger this action?

5. Can you try installing another custom action? If that works, it would tell us that the issue is specific to this particular action.

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Re: [LB6 Action] Emoji lookup by name or keyword

Postby JoeGermuska » Mon Jun 27, 2016 9:32 pm

jasonrudolph wrote:3. When you view the LaunchBar index, can you confirm that the action exists and is enabled?


This seems to be the rub. I didn't realize that I had to enable all actions (or, maybe, I didn't realize that I had disabled them).

It works now. Thanks!


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