Please consider installing fonts-noto-color-emoji by default

Bug #1766976 reported by Jeremy Bicha on 2018-04-25
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
xubuntu-meta (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS includes support for color emoji. But you need a color emoji font installed. Ubuntu and most desktop flavors are including fonts-noto-color-emoji (as a Recommends) by default. That is the emoji font used by stock Android devices like the Google Pixel.

Note that Qt apps don't generally support color emoji yet. For that you probably want fonts-symbola which will at least provide decent black and white coverage, if great Qt support is an important consideration for you. (xubuntu-core and xubuntu-desktop already recommend fonts-symbola.)

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in xubuntu-meta (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Sean Davis (bluesabre) wrote :

Has the status of color emoji in Qt changed? I've asked around and seen some rumblings about it, but when testing in 19.10 it looks like color emoji is still unsupported.

Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :

I don't think Qt has full support for color emoji yet. Most Ubuntu users are using some GTK apps like a web browser (especially Xubuntu!) so installing a color emoji font is useful.

reverse-depends fonts-noto-color-emoji
* dino-im
* fonts-noto
* gajim
* gnome-characters
* kubuntu-desktop [amd64 arm64 armhf i386 ppc64el]
* kubuntu-full [amd64 arm64 armhf i386 ppc64el]
* python3-sqt [amd64 arm64 ppc64el]
* ubuntu-budgie-desktop [amd64 arm64 armhf i386 ppc64el]
* ubuntu-desktop [amd64 arm64 armhf i386 ppc64el]
* ubuntu-desktop-minimal [amd64 arm64 armhf i386 ppc64el]
* ubuntu-mate-core
* ubuntu-mate-desktop
* ubuntu-unity-desktop [amd64 arm64 armhf i386 ppc64el]
* ubuntukylin-desktop
* ubuntustudio-desktop

Packages without architectures listed are reverse-dependencies in: amd64, arm64, armhf, i386, ppc64el, s390x

reverse-depends -b fonts-noto-color-emoji
No reverse dependencies found

Lubuntu isn't carrying it in their seed as well, it seems.

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