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Re: Status of multicolor fonts?

From: Clément Pit--Claudel
Subject: Re: Status of multicolor fonts?
Date: Wed, 16 Dec 2015 11:03:07 -0500
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On 12/16/2015 10:48 AM, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
>> Date: Wed, 16 Dec 2015 23:32:36 +0800
>> From: Elias Mårtenson <address@hidden>
>> Cc: Clément Pit--Claudel <address@hidden>,
>>      Emacs developers <address@hidden>
>> I hear you, and agree with you. But as a developer of a chat application 
>> (like
>> Slack, but free) which also has an Emacs client, colour fonts in Emacs would 
>> be
>> appreciated.
> If your application needs that, you don't have to wait for this to be
> supported in the core.  It should be very easy to write Lisp code that
> generated faces with specific colors using the emoji characters and
> the variation selectors as the key.  You should find the necessary
> information here:
>   http://www.unicode.org/versions/Unicode8.0.0/ch22.pdf
>   http://unicode.org/reports/tr51/
>   http://unicode.org/emoji/charts/index.html
>   http://unicode.org/Public/emoji/latest/emoji-data.txt
>   http://unicode.org/Public/emoji/latest/emoji-sequences.txt
>   http://unicode.org/Public/emoji/latest/emoji-zwj-sequences.txt

I may have misunderstood you, Eli, but I don't think this would work: the Emoji 
in the fonts that I was discussing are not monochrome.
On the other hand, it is quite possible to leverage Emacs' support for inline 
graphics to replace certain unicode characters or character sequences with 
multicolor image renditions.


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