Firefox doesn't correctly display color emoji because Dejavu includes b&w emoji

Bug #1823834 reported by Asif Youssuff on 2019-04-09
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fontconfig (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

As seen on:


I am using Firefox nightly, but the installed Firefox built into ubuntu works as well. Firefox comes with a font "TwemojiMozilla.ttf" which includes emojis in color.

1. Go to
2. Scroll to row U+1F60x

What happens:

The emoji are not displayed in color, because Dejvu Sans seems to be rendered instead of TwemojiMozilla (the font built into Firefox).

Expected result:

Color emoji. Since Dejavu doesn't display color emoji and Firefox was kind enough to include a font that includes color emoji, Ubuntu's fontconfig should let Firefox do the right thing.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 19.04
Package: fontconfig 2.13.1-2ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 5.0.0-8.9-generic 5.0.1
Uname: Linux 5.0.0-8-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
ApportVersion: 2.20.10-0ubuntu25
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: ubuntu:GNOME
Date: Tue Apr 9 00:32:37 2019
InstallationDate: Installed on 2018-10-31 (160 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 18.10 "Cosmic Cuttlefish" - Release amd64 (20181017.3)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: fontconfig
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to disco on 2018-11-02 (157 days ago)

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