Comment 0 for bug 1807719

Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :

Some emoji in the emoji chooser show as black & white.

This is because these emoji default to "text presentation" instead of "emoji presentation".

More information and a screenshot can be found in the pango issue linked below.

Test Case
In an app like gedit, right click in the text area and select Insert Emoji
Browse through the emoji list. All should be in full color.

Regression Potential
The fix for this was pushed to the stable gtk-3-24 branch.

Other Info
This adds an extra variation selector byte to each emoji added via the emoji chooser. (Many emoji are made up of multiple bytes.) This will not affect emoji added to GTK apps in other ways, such as copying and pasting from an app where the emoji doesn't have that variation selector added to it.