Keyboard.cool lets you quickly find and copy special characters like Emoji, so that you can paste (
Ctrl + V) them in conversations, social media and wherever you want.
The idea was to crete a replacement for systems that don't have a proper emoji/symbol keyboard, such as Windows or Linux and providing additional symbols on systems that do. Protip: you can use
⌘ + ⌃ + Space on Mac.
Another feature of keyboard.cool is the symbol database, where you can find information about any Unicode symbol (like ♫ or snowflakes).
Why do some symbols show up as empty rectangles? "▯"
This happens when your system can't render the character. For instance Windows 7 won't display any Emoji at all.
However, some apps (Messenger, Telegram, ...) convert these symbols to images after you paste them, so everyone can see them regardless of their system. Plus even if you don't see the symbols, recipients on mobile devices will generally be able to see them.
Why do emoji look different on different devices?
Just like there are different fonts that display characters slightly differently, there are different emoji sets. You can choose between Emoji One and you system's (native) representation on keyboard.cool. Here's an example of how "face with tears of joy" looks like on different apps and devices: