Since the advent of smartphones Emoji’s have had a rapid increase in its use all over the internet.
When viewed from our mobiles devices they look cute & perfect, but most of us have noticed characters that have been replaced by boxes with numbers in it while using our desktop PC’s or laptop’s.
Its due to the lack of a font support, which causes this issue to occur.
But Fear NOT!
Fedora Linux has you covered. And in 2 great ways! 😀
The first great way would be to install the Gdouros Symbola package:
su -c "yum install gdouros-symbola-fonts"
You could install the Google Android Emoji Fonts package:
su -c "yum install google-android-emoji-fonts"
You can check out the extensive list of Emojis supported by the above fonts here – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emoji
COLOR EMOJI SUPPORT is in the house for Linux!
Yes Linux can have color emoji’s rendered
Check this project out:
Also people looking for color Emoji support on the Chrome browser can use the EmojiOne Chrome Extension
Note about the above project:
1. The font works in all operating systems, but will currently only show color emoji in Firefox, Thunderbird and other Mozilla Gecko-based applications. This is not a limitation of the font, but of the operating systems and applications. Regular B&W outline emoji are included for backwards/fallback compatibility.
2. ‘yum’ has been deprecated; use ‘dnf’ instead