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Linux Color Emoji Font Adds 72 New Unicode 9.0 Emoji

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Unicode 9.0 support has been added to the (awesome) EmojiOne Font.

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This nifty SVG-in-OT font lets Linux users see and use full color emoji on Linux desktops, including Ubuntu.

Version 1.2 of EmojiOne Font fully supports the 72 new pictograms added in Unicode 9.0.

Among them you’ll find:

  • Shrug
  • Facepalm
  • Bat
  • Gorilla
  • Bacon
  • Croissant
  • Carrot
  • Spoon
  • Shopping trolley
  • Nauseous Face
  • Selfie
  • Rhino
  • Shark
  • Potato
  • Glass of milk
  • Peanut
  • Boxing glove
  • Goal net

Not everyone likes, gets or understands emoji — and that’s fine.

But if you do, or people you follow make heavy use of them, you may want a way to see full color emoji in Mozilla Firefox and other Gecko apps on Linux (or better looking black-and-white emoji in other apps).

And the EmojiOne font is the easiest way to see Emoji on Linux.

Install EmojiOne Font on Ubuntu 14.04 & 16.04 LTS

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The following PPA will set the default serif, sans-serif and monospace fonts to Bitstream Vera.

If you’ve never installed the EmojiOne SVG font  on your Ubuntu system before you can get it by adding the Eeosrei’s Emoji Fonts PPA to your software sources. The PPA supports both Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

To add it, open a new terminal window and run the following two commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:eosrei/fonts

sudo apt update && sudo apt install fonts-emojione-svginot

Let all packages download, unpack and install. Once done you will need to restart Firefox in order for changes to take effect.

If you just want to grab the .deb installer for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS click the button below:

Download EmojiOne Font 1.2 for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

If you have previously installed this font manually (i.e. not using a PPA) you MUST remove the existing .tff and fontconfig edit (if applied) before you add the PPA.

Hunt down and exterminate the following files:

  • ~/.fonts/EmojiOneColor-SVGinOT.ttf
  • ~/.local/share/fonts/EmojiOneColor-SVGinOT.ttf
  • ~/.config/fontconfig/fonts.conf

Test Your New Color Emoji!

To  verify that Firefox can now display all-new coloured emoji you can visit the following test page in a new tab:

Emoji Browser Support Test Page

Want an easy way to find and insert emoji in to your tweets, Facebook status updates and blog posts? Try Emoji Picker for Ubuntu.