[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#890562: Bug#890562: Provide an emoji-less version of DejaVu Sans

Adam Borowski kilobyte at angband.pl
Thu Feb 15 23:36:28 UTC 2018

On Thu, Feb 15, 2018 at 11:40:47PM +0100, Vincent Bernat wrote:
> DejaVu Sans provides some emojis in B&W. In Debian, we have Noto Color
> Emoji which can be used for emojis. Unfortunately, when the base font
> is DejaVu Sans, the fallback doesn't happen. Fontconfig makes it
> difficult to avoid using some range of a font and prefer another
> font. Most hacks will add the emoji font as a fallback:

Conversely, it'd be great to have a version that has strong binding _to_
DejaVu or something else with B&W emojis.  Colored ones really look out of
place in a body of text -- see for example bug lists, which use U+1F310 🌐
for i10n.  It was ok until firefox started shipping EmojiOneMozilla; in the
same package as the browser so it can't even be simply removed.  It's placed
as /usr/lib/firefox/fonts/EmojiOneMozilla.ttf rather than going through
fontconfig, so not sure if it's even overridable.

> As an alternative, Arch Linux provides an emoji-less DejaVu Sans. This
> would also work for Debian. Would it be possible to follow the same
> path?
>  https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/ttf-dejavu-emojiless/

emojiless EmojiOneMozilla would be nice.  Glyphs shipped with DejaVu are
consistent with the text they're in, and avoid data loss by obeying color
from SGR/HTML/etc markup.  Thus, it's reasonable to prefer them.

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