I noticed that someone attempted to use the text-based “shruggy” in a message recently, and that because Discourse uses markdown, that poor shruggy lost an arm. I’ve added this to the auto-replace list on the site, so the following shruggy should be converted to
¯\\\_(ツ)_/¯ with extra escape
\ characters and Just Work:
I guess I’ll just have to learn the unicode name and use that. Thanks for trying though!
Edit to add: If you can auto-replace a better unicode graphic, I’d be all for that.
I feel like if someone has gone to all the trouble to make the text-based shruggy they should get to keep the text.
Just had to use the back tics
I also tend to always try symbols using the text method of starting a string with
: and then letting it complete things. (Force of habit from weechat)
: + “shrug” will find the two shrugging emoticons: ,
And there’s also the typing booster that gives lots of options, but I’m not sure if they’re displayed correctly on Discourse:
Hammered at it for three hours to get a string of 9 ascii characters to display correctly – now that is “grit”!