Show emoji icon on desktop web browser through Firefox
Okay, emoji is hot now, but it is not when you cannot see it in desktop web browser. Especially there are tons of messages in twitter that use emoji. Now there is a solution to view emoji icons on desktop, but you have to use Firefox as web browser. Firefox is a advance web browser that is as least as good as internet explorer and safari, and it is cross platform that support Windows, MacOSX and Linux. You can download firefox here:
After you installed firefox, you need to install an addon to convert your emoji text on webpage to icon. Previously there is nice guy in http://photar.net/emoji/ who wrote a script on grease monkey that allow you to show emoji on webpage.
To install this script:
- Click on the attached file, its extension is xpi. It is a Firefox add-on. Since this script is not signed, Firefox will warn you, but it is okay on install it.
- After installation, you may need to restart Firefox.
- In Firefox menu, select Tools->Add-ons on confirm that the add-on is installed.
- Now you can open a webpage, e.g. twitter.com, to see if you can view emoji