I wasn’t aware of this until Mike Rosenstark pointed it out this morning. You can use Emoji — those cute little emoticons that the Japanese have somewhat standardized (read more in the Wikipedia article) — in your MIDI Designer labels, both on pages and controls.
Even better: you don’t have to pay for this feature. It’s already built into your iPad!
Turn on the Emoji international keyboard in your iPad settings.
Go to settings:
Tap “Add New Keyboard”:
Scroll down and select “Emoji”:
Now you can switch between keyboards using the “Globe” on your keyboard (to the left of the spacebar):
Now you can use Emoji in controls and page labels!
Note: If you’re using the Japanese keyboard, you can already access Emoji directly, but you probably know that already.
Emoji don’t size well, but a lot of the great stuff that does scale up can be found in the Kanji and other non-Western keyboards.
Emoji size perfectly well in iOS 7!