Do you ever need an emoji and find yourself hunting through random ad-strewn websites? Do you enjoy massively over-engineered solutions to simple problems? This is the tool for you!
Emojifinder is a little* tool which allows you to search for emoji without leaving your nice comfortable terminal emulator.
As you type it performs a fuzzy search against the descriptions from the Unicode CLDR (using your current locale setting) and shows a preview of the closest matching emoji. Here's a demo:
I wanted to be able show a preview of the emoji and not just its name, but of course your terminal font might not include all the emoji characters, and anyway a single character would be tiny.
The clear, simple solution? I've bundled all the SVGs from Google's Noto Emoji font in the binary. Emojifinder rasterises the SVG at the perfect resolution for your terminal into full RGB block characters.
* All this enterprise class over-engineering means it's not the slimmest solution. The stripped Linux binary is 11MB 🙄