Splatmoji – easier quick pop-up emoji/emoticon input on Linux

I previously posted about an emoji-input method using iBus that required jumping through some hoops and ultimately wasn’t a very pretty UX.

But now I’ve rolled my own, and added japanese emoticons/kaomoji as a bonus! I’ve titled it Splatmoji, with respect to its wildcard nature for emotive text input.

Quick start:

Some suggestions for customizing its configuration, binding it to a key combo in your window manager, using your own emoticon sets, and other bits are in the README.

splatmoji animated usage example

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