Let me show you the oddest, coolest thing I've seen today.
Bonus points if you can figure out how it's done! Answer in next toot.
So first I thought it would be frontend magic, CSS at best, gnarly JS at worst, because we're talking about Twitter, ffs. But nope!
The answer is in the font, as it should be, but it's not (as some of you guessed) a ligature: ligatures turn two+ glyphs into one.
It's a single glyph substitution!
@rixx Does this mean the font replaces the colon with a special colon and the parens with a special parens if they are next to each other? Or have I understood it incorrectly?
@lukasbestle only the default colon glyph is replaced with a different one, when it is followed by a )
@rixx two glyphs being replaced by a single emoji glyph, with the baseline not reflecting the individual characters and hence being higher?
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