[Pkg-fonts-devel] Fonts providing emojis?

Daniel Hahler genml+2014 at thequod.de
Fri Aug 29 15:49:08 UTC 2014

> On Wed, 2014-03-19 at 00:48 +1100, Scott Ferguson wrote:
> > > These characters do seem to be
> > > increasingly widely used.
> > 
> > Agreed. I "guess" you're asking "why is the font not in the Debian
> > repository?"
> > 
> > Are their license issues? That would be my first though when
> > considering why they haven't been packaged yet.
> Your guess seems to be correct.
> [rocketmouse at archlinux ~]$ pacman -Qi ttf-symbola | grep Licenses
> Licenses       : custom
An (apparently older version of the) font is available in the package ttf-ancient-fonts, as:

The copyright file contains the (custom) license from the download page:


        Fonts are free for any use; they may be opened, edited,
        modified, regenerated, packaged and redistributed.

There is a bug report about updating the package at https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=684496

And another one about having an extra package for Symbola/Emoji:

Unfortunately the bug reports are not being reacted on by the maintainer(s) (CCed them).

(Please CC me in your reply, I am not subscribed to debian-users).



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