I performed a fresh install of Ubuntu 18.04 over 16.04, keeping my
/home partition. I use i3 exclusively.
Now there are those new colorful emojis. Looks aside (blerg), unfortunately, the coverage of unicode symbols seems to have been reduced quite a bit. For instance, consider this part of my i3 config:
bindsym $mod+1 workspace 1:🌐 bindsym $mod+2 workspace 2:🖂 bindsym $mod+3 workspace 3:🖉 bindsym $mod+4 workspace 4:📁 bindsym $mod+5 workspace 5:5 bindsym $mod+6 workspace 6:6 bindsym $mod+7 workspace 7:7 bindsym $mod+8 workspace 8:8 bindsym $mod+9 workspace 9:🗫 bindsym $mod+0 workspace 10:🎵
fonts-noto-color-emoji as advised by dobey does remove the color emojis in i3 (not in Firefox) but now none of the six unicode characters above show up (in i3bar, vim, ...):
So how can I go back to clean unicode symbols without frills? Can I keep the Ubuntu font or will have I have to change system font completely?