Python Emoji Module – How to use emojis in Python?

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Python EMOJI Module

Hello, readers. This article talks about the Python Emoji Module, the importance, and implementation of the same.

So, let us begin! 🙂


Importance of the Emoji module

In the current scenario, when we all are stuck being home due to the coronavirus pandemic, virtual connectivity has gained a lot of importance. While we connect virtually, we all are used to using emojis to express and have a conversation with our peers and friends.

Also, when it comes to building games and text-based social media websites, emojis play a crucial role. One can use the emoji-based social medial portal or we can make use of emojis to build up games that depict the pictorial and expressional scenarios in various situations.

For the same, Python has come up with the Emoji module.

The Emoji modules enable us to print and make use of various emojis within our text/applications with a minimal amount of lines of code at ease.

At first, we need to have the emoji module installed on our workstation as shown below-

Install emoji module
Install emoji module

In the concept of this article, we will be focusing on the implementation of the emoji module to get various different types of emojis as a part of our data.


Concept of Unicode in Emoji module

As a default practice, in the backend, every emoji has a Unicode defined for it. The moment we call a Unicode, the corresponding emoji gets reflected.

This website gives us every Unicode corresponding to the particular emoji. To get the exact code of an emoji, we need to replace the plus sign (+) in the Unicode by 000.

We just need to include the Unicode preceded with a backslash (\).


Implementing Python Emoji module

There are two ways of implementing emojis in our text, data, or applications.

  1. Using unicode as the format
  2. Emoji module functions to have emojis in the data.

In the first approach, as we discussed above, we will be making use of Unicode to get the emojis.

Example:

In the below example, we have implemented the Unicode of the ‘rocket emoji. We need to substitute the + sign in the Unicode with 000. That is, Unicode = U0001F680.

print("\U0001F680 \U0001F60E")

Output:

🚀😎

In the second approach, we make use of the Python Emoji module to get the emoji in our text.

At first, we import the emoji module through the import command in Python. Further, the emoji module provides us with emojize() function to get the emoji.

This function takes the name of that particular emoji as input along with the colon(:), and then replaces the emoji in the results.

At times, it is difficult to fetch the emoji names and then pass them into the function. To resolve this issue, the emoji module provides us with the demojize() function.

The demojize() function accepts an emoji as a parameter to get the results in the scenario.

Example:

In this example, we have implemented the concept of emojize() as well as demojize() functions. We make use of the demojize() function to get the equivalent name of the emoji passing the emoji as a parameter. As a result, it returns smiling_face as the name for the passed emoji. Further, we make use of this name, to depict and concatenate smiling face emoji in our text data.

import emoji
print(emoji.demojize('☺'))
print(emoji.emojize("Welcome, folks! :smiling_face:"))

Output:

:smiling_face:
Welcome, folks! ☺

Conclusion

By this, we have come to the end of this topic. Feel free to comment below, in case you have any questions.

For more such posts related to Python, Stay tuned with us.

Till then, Happy Learning! 🙂

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