Display emoticons as images filter

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The filter Display emoticons as images converts emoticon (smiley) characters into images.

Emoticons may be added using the button tinymce-insert-emoticon-icon.gif Insert emoticon in the Text editor or by typing the emoticon characters e.g.
Insert emoticon popup menu in the text editor

Site administration settings

Manage filters

A site administrator can enable / disable the 'Display emoticons as images' filter site-wide in Settings > Site administration > Plugins > Filters > Manage filters.

The 'Display emoticons as images' settings (Settings > Site administration > Plugins > Filters > Display emoticons as images) enable the site administrator to select which formats the filter is applied to. By default, the filter is applied to Moodle auto-format, HTML format and Markdown format.

HTML settings

A site administrator can customize the list of available emoticons in Settings > Site administration > Appearence > HTML settings. See Emoticon images for details.