It would be really useful to us to be able to use unicode symbols like a person (👨) to quick filters to make them more visual. Currently when it's done, the board just replaces those characters with a question mark.
Are there any ways to get around this?
I was actually able to use this same character 👨 in a quick filter in my JIRA instance. Although this character is technically a 4-byte character, it might be a unicode character too, but that isn't the aspect that causes the problem I'm thinking of.
There is a known limitation specifically that effects JIRA instances using a MySQL database on the backend. MySQL is unable to store these characters. JIRA KB: JIRA does not work with Emoji / 4 byte characters.
My test instances is using a Postgres database on the back end, and I was able to do this in the 7.4.0 release.
You could try to follow the guide, Switching databases, in order to move your data from a MySQL instance into a postgres database that is not effected by this limitation.
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