I send newsletters from my Drupal 7 website using Simplenews. What I want is to add emoticons at the subject of the newsletter, like a Smiley or something like this.
Is it possible?

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If you're talking text-based emoticon (e.g. ":)", ":D") then the answer is yes. If you're talking Unicode emoji-character based emoticons (e.g. 😊) then the answer is maybe. While Drupal sends out UTF-8 encoded emails, support for display of the emoticons depends totally on recepient's email client so your results will vary.

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    Also some emoticons (utf8mb4) are only supported when using a database that supports them because the title and other content are stored in the database.
    – mradcliffe
    Aug 23, 2016 at 22:18
  • I will send test newsletters to different email clients and I will see if they show or not. And one last question, how can I add them to the title? I think that I can't use html at the title, when I create a new newsletter, is that correct?
    – Argiris A
    Aug 24, 2016 at 9:55
  • Lookup an emoji character chart. You can copy and paste them from your browser.
    – Shawn Conn
    Aug 24, 2016 at 14:48

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