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I use homebrew for package management on my mac. Today after updating homebrew I saw something I've never seen before;

Homebrew screenshot in iTerm

There was a tiny beer emoticon in the terminal. How is this being done!? What kinds of terminals is this supported in? I'm using iTerm 2 for my terminal.

Related: https://github.com/mxcl/homebrew/issues/17085

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Yikes! iTerm says it was fixed in a build on 01/20. But I believe the beer mug is a branding point. Maybe just update.

http://code.google.com/p/iterm2/issues/detail?id=2279&sort=-id

ITerm Patch for emoji: http://code.google.com/p/iterm2/issues/detail?id=2062#c5

How its done? It is just Apple. The glyph substitution algorithm is picking up the text and replacing it with emoji (which is ttf on mac) – Benjiman 50 secs ago edit

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No, my iTerm doesn't crash, I was just wondering how they are showing these icons. I actually updated iTerm yesterday btw. –  aaronsnoswell Mar 9 '13 at 6:05
    
Oh, sorry. It is just Apple. The glyph substitution algorithm is picking up the text and replacing it with emoji (which is ttf on mac) –  Benjiman Mar 9 '13 at 6:10
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Unicode codepoint U+1F37A (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emoji) 🍺 –  Ned Deily Mar 9 '13 at 6:32

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