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