Emoji On Fedora Linux | UPDATED



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When viewed from our mobiles devices they look cute & perfect, but most of us have noticed characters that have been replaced by boxes with numbers in it while using our desktop PC’s or laptop’s.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:
Via Terminal:
su -c "yum install gdouros-symbola-fonts"


You could install the Google Android Emoji Fonts package:
Via Terminal:
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:

The above project makes use of EmojiOne fonts but for those who love Twitter Emoji’s you’ve been covered as well!

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


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