Because emojis are not displaying in Chromium I had to install fonts-noto-color-emoji via:

sudo apt reinstall fonts-noto-color-emoji

Then emojis work just fine.

But after restarting my machine emojis stop working again.

Is there something, that I have to configure to boot the package at startup? Or what is going wrong?

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    There is a related question, and the OP of that question let us know that a reinstall of the fonts-noto-color-emoji package fixes it for the current session. – Gunnar Hjalmarsson Jan 30 '20 at 21:36
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    But this is exactly what I want to prevent... I don't want to install this package every time I reboot.... and the provided answer doesn't work either – Florian Ludewig Jan 31 '20 at 10:47

Here is a topic related to a bug that you described.


I fixed it using denshigomi's suggestion:

So far it seems a permanent workaround is to create a symlink to the noto color emoji files in the current user's ~/.fonts directory:

$ shopt -s dotglob; mkdir -p ~/.fonts/truetype/noto; ln -s /usr/share/fonts/truetype/noto/* ~/.fonts/truetype/noto

I've just installed Ubuntu 20.04 and I no longer have the issue.

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