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GitHub uses emoji shortcodes for emoji insertion which replace the code with the native emoji character after entering. Eg: typing :heart_eyes: replaces this string with the πŸ˜ Smiling Face With Heart-Eyes emoji.

Some custom codes exist for non-Unicode emoji characters which are inserted using image-replacement characters. Custom emoji images include:

  •  :trollface:
  •  :octocat:
  •  :squirrel:

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