Package Details: twemoji-color-font 1.1-1

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Package Base: twemoji-color-font
Description: A color and B&W emoji SVG-in-OpenType font with support for ZWJ, skin tone modifiers and country flags.
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Keywords: color emoji font otf svg-in-ot ttf twemoji
Licenses: MIT, custom:CCPL:by-4.0
Submitter: Edgemaster
Maintainer: Edgemaster (eosrei)
Last Packager: Edgemaster
Votes: 11
Popularity: 2.243438
First Submitted: 2016-03-14 13:05
Last Updated: 2016-07-17 09:13

Latest Comments

eosrei commented on 2016-08-18 00:21

@kevku: Haha! Yes, the vast majority of people only care about fonts when they don't work. I'm open to pull requests for additional well-tested font configurations here:

kevku commented on 2016-08-16 10:23

do majority of people really expect Bitsrteam Vera horror shoved into their face?

eosrei commented on 2016-07-21 13:51

Hi, font and font config creator here. I understand your reasoning, but if this package is changed to make Vera optional then Edgemaster and I will receive constant questions about why the emoji are "broken." @mittens2001, you have a custom font config, but the vast majority of users, even experienced Arch users, do not. There is no way, to my knowledge, given the current state of default fonts on Linux to make everyone happy. A decision had to be made. Sorry. The current solution makes this work as the majority of people expect. Review the closed issues on both of my emoji fonts for significant details. If you have any way to solve this problem for *everyone*, I want to know! Thank you for understanding.

mittens2001 commented on 2016-07-21 07:30

I agree with hobarrera that it should only be an optional dependency. It may cause issues but for me it was much better than having to use the bitstream vera fonts (it took me a while to figure out why all my fonts changed to vera after an AUR upgrade).

A better option would be to edit the .install file so the post install would tell the user that without Bitstream Vera the font has issues and include the link from the github on why.

Edit: changed suggestion from adding a .install file to editing the current one.

Edgemaster commented on 2016-05-25 10:24

The default configuration for this package is the same as that recommended by the upstream author. There are a number of issues with compatibility with other fonts when emoji are to be embedded inside of other text.
Further details are at

hobarrera commented on 2016-05-20 23:29

user-bitstream-vera-fonts.conf changes the default system font, which is something extremely unexpected when installing this packaged. I had to remove it and restart X to return my desktop to normal.
This really needs to be fixed. I'd rather have a few broken emoji, than have TEXT uglified for me everywhere.

Edgemaster commented on 2016-04-05 11:35

@mittens2001 Fixed, thanks for spotting that.

mittens2001 commented on 2016-04-05 07:19

Packing seems to be failing :/
install: cannot stat '35-emojione-color-font.conf': No such file or directory

Also: please remove the extensions (i.e. .md, .txt) when installing.