swype keyboard dark theme has emoji on Z key

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by jiffry1017, Nov 6, 2014.

  1. jiffry1017 macrumors member

    Aug 18, 2009

    Does anyone know why the Z key on the swype keyboard dark theme has an emoji on it? It's the same face. I know it functions as a shortcut much like the other keys have an exclamation point or a question mark.

    I'm just not sure why it is that specific emoji. It's the smiley face that's blushing.

    Am I able to change it? It only appears on the dark theme, but not the default white one (which also doesn't have the other shortcuts).

  2. Armen macrumors 604


    Apr 30, 2013
    I was wondering the same thing. It's not even a smile. It's the blushing face.
  3. Jeff Flowerday macrumors regular

    Aug 23, 2007
    Calgary, AB
    Maybe so you can long press and get easy access to the last emoji you used?
  4. jeremiah239 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 1, 2007
    239 Area, FL
    That would be awesome but sadly it doesn't work that way.
  5. BrettDS macrumors 65816

    Nov 14, 2012
    In swype you can long press any key and get the symbol behind it. For example, you can long press M to get a ? or long press H to get a ). If you look on the symbols page in swype the blushing face is behind the Z key. (Why they chose that one emoji I don't know, but they did)

    On the dark theme on each key swype shows you the symbols that you'll get with a long press... and so, the Z key gets the blushing face because that's the symbol you'll get. Again, I don't know why swype only shows the symbols on the letter keys in the dark theme, but that's what they did.
  6. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    Yeah, odd that they don't include that in other themes (especially the light theme).
  7. ericg301 macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2010
    yeah ive tweeted them that request many times. the long tap overlays make swype much more usable, but that dark theme gives me eye-hurt

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