[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#974924: Plasma 5.19.5.x: Emojis in black and white ( not color and not displayed correctly)

Norbert Preining norbert at preining.info
Wed Nov 18 05:14:04 GMT 2020

Hi Héctor,

I suggest closing this bug, since it is a configuration issue:

On Mon, 16 Nov 2020, Héctor Sales Llamas wrote:
> When I press the combination keys "Meta + ." (Plasma 5.19.5.x) the emoji
> selector is launched and these are shown in black and white and many of them
> are not displayed correctly. I have installed the package: "fonts-noto-color-
> emoji" and "fonts-noto-*"

Please show the output of
	fc-match --verbose emoji
because "emoji" is the font requested.

I guess you have some other emoji font installed with a higher priority,
and that font only carries BW emojis. Another option is to de-install
the conflicting font, which you have found via the fc-match call.

The below code is for fonts.conf is crude and should NOT be used because it changes
serif to Noto sans, which is somehow ... well ...broken.

Better solution is given on this page:
Quoting from there
Force emoji font
Some software may lacks proper Emoji font fallback support.

To force emoji presentation create emoji font fallback preset for your
application, to enable see #Presets. Replace application and Noto Color
Emoji with your application and preferred emoji font respectively:


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM "fonts.dtd">
    <test name="prgname">
    <edit name="family" mode="prepend" binding="weak">
      <string>Noto Color Emoji</string>

Hope that helps.



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