Using Emojis in FileMaker
As an example you can go to the Full Emoji List and pick a smily. e.g. first one has unicode code point 1F600, which is a hex number, so we convert it using the calculator or Math.HexToDec function. This gives us 128512 and char(128512) gives just a wrong result. But our MBS( "Text.Character"; 128512 ) function call works and returns the smiley as text: 😀.
We can also get flags by using Text.Character and the right magic number or the start: 127397. If you add the ascii code of the letters for the country, you get back the unicode characters forming the flags.
Here Germany (DE) as example:
MBS( "Text.Character"; 127397 + Code ( "D" )) & MBS( "Text.Character"; 127397 + Code ( "E" ))
This returns 🇩🇪. Try it for your country!
In Xojo, this calculation would be: