.com launched in 2003, emoji didn’t exist. Instead, Internet users made use of ASCII characters to create “emoticons”. The database driving our software used an encoding that was considered “best practices” at the time but had fallen a little out of date recently. This past weekend, we performed a significant update to that database that provides support of “extended” character sets, including emoji, non-Latin-based characters, and “special” characters often used in desktop applications (like fancy quotes or dashes). So, let your creative emoji juices flow and tell your international friends that worshipplanning
.com is now extended-character friendly!