I've asked this question in the leak thread, but it moves so fast that I don't think a lot of attention is being paid to it.
So, I'll try to make it quick. When I installed Beans's pre-rooted 4.4.2 leak ROM, I realized that the emoji being displayed in Hangouts were different - not the typical Google emoji, but more similar to the emoji that you find in Go!Messenger, Handcent, and other SMS apps that support emoji.
I suspect that Samsung has included their own emoji, and had them baked into Hangouts, but I can't seem to fix it. Even by removing hangouts and installing it from the Play Store, or restoring from Titanium Backup.
When I choose to add a smiley in a Hangout... I can see them in the list... but when I pick one, it switches to some other (samsung's?) version of it in the text box, as well as the conversation. My friends see the normal one on their end... and likewise when they send me one, it shows up as the alternative.
Is anyone else seeing this issue? I'd think that I would have seen it mentioned.
I found a thread on an HTC device that advised a user with a similar issue to rename a stock font, and I tried a similar approach, with no results.
With my DPI changed to 320, I can't even tell what emoji are being used, as this new brand is much smaller than the standard ones.
This bugs me. I want the google emoji back.
Any help? Thanks!