Adding SUSHI key to my ErgoDox EZ
My keyboard has a SUSHI key 🍣🍣🍣 pic.twitter.com/TzVhmZuOkf— yhara (Yutaka HARA) (@yhara) 2017年9月27日
I got some cute keycaps at the RubyKaigi 2017. As a natural consequence, I wanted to input a Sushi emoji(U+1F363) by pressing it. Here is how I configured my ErgoDox EZ to do that (Note that steps depend on your OS. The following is steps for macOS.)
1. Configure qmk_firmware
First, you need to add some settings and rebuild qmk_firmware (as you may always do for your ergodox.)
This is the patch I used this time.
2. Enable unicode input of macOS
As noted in docs/unicode.md, go to System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Input Sources, and enable Unicode Hex (which is 「Unicode 16進数」 if your language setting is Japanese.)
3. Set IME
4. Press it!
Now pressing the key should input a Sushi emoji. Note that, however, not all the applications seem to support emoji input. In my environment, it worked for Chrome but not for iTerm2.