Description of problem:
I recently used the GNOME Characters application to search for an emoji wearing a cowboy hat. Such an emoji does exist: “🤠”, also known as U+1F920 FACE WITH COWBOY HAT. I can even see this emoji if I select the “Smileys & People” category and scroll down far enough: it's the 33rd item from the end. However, I was unable to find it using any of the following search terms: “cow”, “cowboy”, “hat”, “face with”, even “🤠”.
By contrast, each of the preceding search terms does eventually reach the desired character when searching in the Character Map application.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
100% reproducible. Happens every time
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Launch GNOME Characters.
2. Press <Control>+F to activate the search field.
3. Type “cowboy” into this search field.
The application’s main display area reports “Search found no results” and “Try a different search.”
The application’s main display area should show the “🤠” emoji, also known as U+1F920 FACE WITH COWBOY HAT.
Works as expected after upgrading the same machine to Fedora 28, which includes GNOME 3.28 and gnome-characters-3.28.0-1.fc28.x86_64. Should we therefore close this bug report, or leave it open for a back-ported Fedora 27 (GNOME 3.26) fix?
It would be a bit of a task to backport it to F-27, because of the related dependency changes. So let's close this bug.