A simple emoji picker for rofi with multi-selection
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# Emoji-Picker
How often did you want to insert one of those Unicode emoji only to learn that there is no nice picker for Linux?
Fear no more, this script uses the power of [rofi](https://github.com/DaveDavenport/rofi/) to present exactly the picker you always wanted.
Inserts the selected emoji directly, or copies it to the clipboard.
## Usage
1. Run `rofimoji.py`
2. Search for the emoji you want
3. - Hit enter to insert the emoji directly
- Hit `Alt+c` to copy it to the clipboard
4. 🎠
## How does it look?
![Screenshot of rofimoji](screenshot.png?raw=true)
## Installation
Download `rofimoji.py` and move it somewhere on your path, for example `/usr/local/bin`.
What else do you need:
- Python 3
- A font that can display emoji, for example [EmojiOne](https://github.com/emojione/emojione) or [Noto Emoji](https://www.google.com/get/noto/)
- xdotool for typing the emoji
- xsel to copy the emoji to the clipboard
For Ubuntu zesty: `sudo aptitude install python3 fonts-emojione xsel xdotool`
## Updating the emojis
This is only needed if a new Unicode version came out and you can't wait for the official update!
1. Install Python 3 and `pip install -r requirements-dev.txt`
2. Run `extract_emojis.py` - this downloads the complete list from https://emojipedia.org/emoji/, so don't do it too often!
3. A new file `emojis.py` should have been created. Open it and copy the contents
4. Open `rofimoji.py` and replace the emoji list with the contents of `emojis.py`
## FAQ
### Why is it so pedestrian? Why not simple import from `emojis.py`?
Because now you only have to download one file, and it works
Additionally, we need no separate I/O just to load the emojis. This is good, right?