I’ve built an app in PHP/MySQL and I have a problem using statuses/update.json with special characters.
It’s actually a two-fold issue. Firstly, I need to find a way to allow users to post exclamation marks and double-quotes. So far I’m running tests with something like this:
$tweet = preg_replace("/[^a-zA-Z0-9_.;:\/@? -]/", '', $tweetUncl);
Yes, it protects my database but I can’t tell people not to use exclamation marks
Secondly, how do I enable emojis? If I send a tweet like this:
This is my emoji: & #128520;
That’s exactly how it is posted on Twitter. I’ve tried all possible encodings, including unicode, utf-8 etc etc… How do I encode them?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!