I started with a VM of Ubuntu 19.10. I applied all updates and installed Chromium and Brave Browser. When I try viewing emoji (E.G. getemoji.com) they appear to be rendered by DejaVu Sans (black and white). The system already has Noto Color Emoji installed. How do I give Noto Color Emoji precedence? I've followed several fontconfig tutorials, but none of them have worked. I've had success by reinstalling Noto Color Emoji, but I haven't been able to figure out what reinstalling is doing that makes it work. Also, I'm working with someone who says reinstalling did no work for him.
Create this file:
Give it this contents:
<?xml version="1.0"?> <!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM "fonts.dtd"> <fontconfig> <alias> <family>sans-serif</family> <prefer> <family>Noto Color Emoji</family> </prefer> </alias> </fontconfig>
That seems not to be sufficient (see comment).
$ fc-match -a | head -2 DejaVuSans.ttf: "DejaVu Sans" "Book" NotoColorEmoji.ttf: "Noto Color Emoji" "Regular"
So maybe change the contents to this variant:
<?xml version="1.0"?> <!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM "fonts.dtd"> <fontconfig> <match target="pattern"> <test qual="any" name="family"> <string>sans-serif</string> </test> <edit name="family" mode="prepend" binding="strong"> <string>Noto Color Emoji</string> </edit> </match> </fontconfig>
That seems to make a difference:
$ fc-match -a | head -2 NotoColorEmoji.ttf: "Noto Color Emoji" "Regular" DejaVuSans.ttf: "DejaVu Sans" "Book"