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Re: emojis not colored

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: emojis not colored
Date: Sun, 14 Nov 2021 17:25:09 +0200

> From: Colin Baxter 😺 <>
> Date: Sun, 14 Nov 2021 15:06:42 +0000
> If I open emacs-29 by doing "emacs -Q <RET>" and use "M-x emoji-list
> <RET>" then I see emojis but only as black-and-white. I do not see
> colored emojis at all. I have used
> (set-fontset-font t 'emoji
>                     '("Noto Color Emoji" . "iso10646-1") nil 'prepend)
> and variations but to no avail.

Does Emacs indeed use Noto Color Emoji for the Emoji codepoints?  Use
"C-u C-x =" to tell.

> I suspect that although I have ~/.fonts/NotoColorEmoji.ttf I am missing
> the actual colored "items". I do not know what these "items" are - emacs
> emojify uses png files - perhaps I need these too for the new emacs
> emoji ability. My question is therefore how I generate - or get -
> colored emojis from NotoColorEmoji.ttf?

You shouldn't need to do anything.  You should only make sure your
Emacs is built with Cairo and HarfBuzz, and then it should "just

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