How to interpret FB API encoding
Here is a public FB post: http://facebook.com/556645544_10152911729090545 Note the emoji after BIG BROTHER time, and others.
Here's is query that finds that same post: https://graph.facebook.com/search?q=big+brother+emoji+Scott+Eaton&type=post
That query includes: "message": "BIG BROTHER time! \udbb9\udd38It's come
How does one interpret \udbb9\udd38 ? This is not standard Unicode, nor is it UTF-8. How does one translate that into the correct UTF-8, which is \uF09F\92BB ?
Facebook encodes Emoji using the "Google" encoding as you can see from this table.
I can't see the original post to be sure, but U+FE538 corresponds to PERSONAL COMPUTER, which is U+1F4BB in "unified unicode", which looks like this emoji: 💻
I have no idea what language you are working in, but I made a Ruby Gem called Emojivert that assists with the conversion from Google encoding to Unified unicode.