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Old 06-08-2019, 08:58 PM   #1
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Question Alienbob's Chromium only displays colorless emojis


I'm running Slackware 14.2 64-bit multilib with the noto-color-font installed, color emojis show up in Firefox,Chrome, Opera, Seamonkey and the chromium build from the chromium site. I don't know what to do I've reinstalled the font, entered fc-cache -f -v in the terminal. it not a problem since I use it as a backup browser but it just annoys me getting blank squares and colorless emojis.
 
Old 06-10-2019, 06:02 AM   #2
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Full installation of Slackware yes or no? Can you provide screenshots? I can not reproduce this.
 
Old 06-10-2019, 09:37 AM   #3
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Full installation of Slackware yes or no? Can you provide screenshots? I can not reproduce this.
Yes Full install of Slackware, I reinstalled Chromium same result, I figured it would be the same but I figured it was worth a shot. Thanks for replying
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Old 06-10-2019, 11:34 AM   #4
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I can confirm this problem on little outdated 64bit current & chromium 74.0.3729.108. Firefox has display more emoji. My suspect is that chromium use more limited emoji font than firefox.

Tomorrow I will test it on newer ones and paste results.

For easier testing Slackware_fan_Fred use https://emojipedia.org/ page in his scereenshot.
 
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OK I see what you mean, happens here as well on that emojipedia.org page. Firefox shows these emoji correctly so it's not something that is missing in the OS.
If you find how to fix this let me know so that (if needed) I can adapt my chromium package.
 
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OK, so Firefox (and LibreOffice, and Seamonkey) cheats... by carrying a private copy of EmojiOne.ttf in their installation directory.
So I came up with the following, which will work if you have Seamonkey installed, and it survives package upgrades too:

Create a file (or update it if it already exists) "/etc/fonts/local.conf" and add the following:

Code:
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM "fonts.dtd">
<!-- /etc/fonts/fonts.conf file to configure system font access -->
<fontconfig>

<!-- Contains the EmojiOne TTF font: -->
<dir>/usr/lib64/seamonkey/fonts</dir>

</fontconfig>
Then run (as root):
Code:
fc-cache -f -v
Stop Chromium, start it again, and visit http://emojipedia.org/ again - all color emojis will be there in full splendor.
If you have Firefox but not Seamonkey, you can change the above string "seamonkey" into "firefox" and it will also work.
 
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Old 06-10-2019, 12:43 PM   #7
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It seem this is way chrome(ium) works under Linux. To fix this probably another font installation is required. See: https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2016/08/...le-chrome-noto.
I don't need working color emoij so I didn't test this .
 
Old 06-10-2019, 12:47 PM   #8
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OK, so Firefox (and LibreOffice, and Seamonkey) cheats... by carrying a private copy of EmojiOne.ttf in their installation directory.
So I came up with the following, which will work if you have Seamonkey installed, and it survives package upgrades too:

Create a file (or update it if it already exists) "/etc/fonts/local.conf" and add the following:

Code:
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM "fonts.dtd">
<!-- /etc/fonts/fonts.conf file to configure system font access -->
<fontconfig>

<!-- Contains the EmojiOne TTF font: -->
<dir>/usr/lib64/seamonkey/fonts</dir>

</fontconfig>
Then run (as root):
Code:
fc-cache -f -v
Stop Chromium, start it again, and visit http://emojipedia.org/ again - all color emojis will be there in full splendor.
If you have Firefox but not Seamonkey, you can change the above string "seamonkey" into "firefox" and it will also work.
It work's, Thank You
 
  


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