Emojis in browsers displayed in black and white. [SOLVED]

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Emojis in browsers displayed in black and white. [SOLVED]

Post by kishoreuk2008 » Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:16 pm

emojis not working properly in Linux Mint 19.1 Cinnamon.
Most of the emojis are in black and white. It gets irritating when some sites have black backgrounds. You can even tell the difference between the emojis.
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Re: Emojis in browsers displayed in black and white.

Post by Moem » Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:37 pm

Try installing an emoji font. Such as this one:
emoji.png
See if that does the job! 😁
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Re: Emojis in browsers displayed in black and white.

Post by kishoreuk2008 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:18 am

I fixed it - I had to follow these instructions from 2016 😧 I had to create ~/.config/fontconfig/conf.d/01-emoji.conf with the following text:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM "fonts.dtd">
<fontconfig>
<alias>
<family>serif</family>
<prefer>
<family>Noto Color Emoji</family>
</prefer>
</alias>
<alias>
<family>sans-serif</family>
<prefer>
<family>Noto Color Emoji</family>
</prefer>
</alias>
<alias>
<family>monospace</family>
<prefer>
<family>Noto Color Emoji</family>
</prefer>
</alias>
</fontconfig>
The bit in the original instructions about installing Noto font was unnecessary since it's installed as part of 18.04 by default.

Then run:

fc-cache -f -v
On the next restart, Chrome has color emoji.
Emoji Problem Solved.png

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