This is an android EmojiCompat example and tutorial.

What is EmojiCompat?

The EmojiCompat is the main class to keep Android devices up to date with the newest emojis by adding EmojiSpans to a given CharSequence.

It is a singleton class that can be configured using a EmojiCompat.Config instance.

EmojiCompat has to be initialized using init(EmojiCompat.Config) function before it can process a CharSequence:

EmojiCompat.init(/* a config instance */);

It is suggested to make the initialization as early as possible in your app.

Here is the demo screenshot:

Kotlin Android EmojiCompat Example

Step 1: Create Project

Start by creating an empty Android Studio project.

Step 2: Dependencies

Add emoji-bundled in your app/build.gradle:

    implementation "androidx.emoji:emoji-bundled:$supportVer"

Step 3: Design Layout

Design layout as follows:

activity_main.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<LinearLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    xmlns:app="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res-auto"
    xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools"
    android:layout_width="match_parent"
    android:layout_height="match_parent"
    android:orientation="vertical"
    tools:context="com.developers.emojicompat.MainActivity">

    <Button
        android:id="@+id/ok_button"
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:layout_margin="10dp"
        android:text="@string/ok_button_text" />

    <TextView
        android:id="@+id/emoji_text_view"
        android:layout_width="wrap_content"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:layout_gravity="center"
        android:textSize="25sp"/>

</LinearLayout>

Step 4: Initialize EmojiCompat

InitApp.kt

package com.developers.emojicompat

import android.app.Application
import androidx.emoji.text.EmojiCompat
import androidx.emoji.text.FontRequestEmojiCompatConfig
import androidx.core.provider.FontRequest
import java.util.logging.Logger

class InitApp : Application() {

    companion object {
        val Log = Logger.getLogger(InitApp::class.java.name)
    }

    override fun onCreate() {
        super.onCreate()
        val fontRequest = FontRequest(
                "com.google.android.gms.fonts",
                "com.google.android.gms",
                "Noto Color Emoji Compat",
                R.array.com_google_android_gms_fonts_certs)
        val config = FontRequestEmojiCompatConfig(this, fontRequest)
        EmojiCompat.init(config)
    }
}

Step : Write MainActivity code

MainActivity.kt

import androidx.appcompat.app.AppCompatActivity
import android.os.Bundle
import androidx.emoji.text.EmojiCompat
import android.util.Log
import android.widget.Toast
import kotlinx.android.synthetic.main.activity_main.*

class MainActivity : AppCompatActivity() {

    private val WOMAN_TECHNOLOGIST = "\uD83D\uDC69\u200D\uD83D\uDCBB"
    private val WOMAN_SINGER = "\uD83D\uDC69\u200D\uD83C\uDFA4"
    private val emojiContent: String = WOMAN_TECHNOLOGIST + " " + WOMAN_SINGER

    override fun onCreate(savedInstanceState: Bundle?) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState)
        setContentView(R.layout.activity_main)
        ok_button.setOnClickListener {
            EmojiCompat.get().registerInitCallback(object : EmojiCompat.InitCallback() {
                override fun onInitialized() {
                    super.onInitialized()
                    Log.d("MainActivity", "EmojiCompat initialized successfully")
                    val processed = EmojiCompat.get().process(emojiContent)
                    emoji_text_view.text = processed
                }

                override fun onFailed(throwable: Throwable?) {
                    super.onFailed(throwable)
                    Toast.makeText([email protected],
                            throwable?.message ?: "", Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show()
                }
            })
        }
    }
}

Run

Copy the code or download it in the link below, build and run.

Reference

Here are the reference links:

Number Link
1. Download Example
2. Follow code author
3. Code: Apache 2.0 License