(TIL) GitHub: Add Emoji To GitHub Repository Description

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Add Emoji To GitHub Repository Description

GitHub restricts the set of unicode characters that can appear in the description field of a repository to anything up to 0xffff. Most emoji have unicode values above this. This means you will have limited success adding emoji via your system’s emoji keyboard.

Fortunately, GitHub allows you to add any recognized emoji to a repository description with its specialized emoji syntax (e.g. :memo:). You may have used this syntax in other parts of GitHub such as the issue tracker.

If you add an emoji like this:


it will show up like so:


Check out this Emoji Cheat Sheet for the names of all recognized emojis.

Via jbranchaud/til.