I received an interesting question the other day. Someone asked me if you can use a character such as a smiley face (emoji) in a name of the file or folder. That was something I’d never thought about before and decided to experiment a bit with it – and the answer is yes, you can.
To do so, select the name of the folder or file and then press Return to select the name. Once the file or folder name is selected, set the cursor at the location where you wish to insert an emjoi character. Then, press the ⌘ ⌃ spacebar keystroke combination (Command + Control + Spacebar) to bring up the Characters palette and click the character you want to insert. You can also choose Edit > Special Characters from the menu to bring up the palette.
Adding emoji characters to files and folders can come in handy as they display above numbers during sorting.
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