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emojis are are ideograms and smileys used in electronic messages and Web pages.

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Cannot use emoji in terminal and on kate kubuntu 22.04

I have Kubuntu 22.04 installed and I cannot use emoji in terminal and Kate application. I found some articles online: Use emoji inside terminal Cannot Use Emoji within Browsers Neither does not work ...
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Which emoji font does Ubuntu 22.04 use? Why is it different than the one used in 20.04? How can it be changed?

Which emoji font does Ubuntu 22.04 use? Why is it different than the one used in 20.04? How can it be changed?
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Emoji Keyboard Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

I would like help / need support getting an emoji keyboard in linux ubuntu 20.04 lts latest version, You know like in Apple iPhones and Android smartphones when you have your on screen keyboard and ...
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Emoji Selector Empty [closed]

After deleting (by error) many packages, I came to notice that most of my emojis don't appear. In the "Emoji Selector", I have 4 emojis in the "recent" tab, but none in the "...
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emojis are not displaying in the characters app & brave browser. ubuntu 20.04 LTS

what fonts are required to be installed for them to work properly.
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Some multicharacter emojis doesn't render correctly

I am trying to create an emoji with Ubuntu 22.04. Almost all emojis are rendering correctly in both my Qt app and terminal except some multicharacter emojis like ❤️‍🩹 ❤️‍🔥👁️‍🗨️
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Noto Emoji in 22.04

anyone managed to use Noto Emoji in 22.04? https://fonts.google.com/noto/specimen/Noto+Emoji I tried inside Inkscape without luck. Is there any way to fix it? Thanks.
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Add more emojis to keyboard picker in 20.04 LTS

In Ubuntu 18.10 and later, the Emoji Choice popup appears if you hit Control-Shift-E, then press Space. Where is this dialog getting its list of emojis and keywords? I'd like to add more keyword-to-...
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Keeping your emojis up to date in Ubuntu 20.04 - a better way? Some PPA?

I was about to send a message through WhatsApp Web in Firefox, and I wanted to illustrate it with a Saluting Face emoji - 🫡. To my disappointment, this showed as a hex box. It's too recent. I looked ...
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Dmenu not detecting noto color emoji font

My dmenu is not able to detect the noto color emoji font. It can detect other fonts but not this one. How to solve this? ➜ fc-list | grep -i "notocoloremoji" /usr/share/fonts/truetype/noto/...
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Emoji Issue with Chromium browsers in Ubuntu 21.10

My one of the very first distros is Ubuntu 20.04. Later I changed to 'Arch'ers. But again with introduction to Gnome 40 in ubuntu, I came back again. But I'm facing an wiered issue in brave. Most time ...
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Use Fluent Emoji inside Ubuntu

I am using 21.10. I have Segoe UI Emoji.ttf in the .fonts folder ( I got it from Windows 11). I chose SegoeEmoji inside Inkscape and GIMP, without luck. But Libre Office Impress shows Fluent emoji ...
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Ubuntu Budgie doesn't show colored Emojis

So while I was using Ubuntu Budgie in a more productive way, I installed spotify to listen to my playlists- then I realized that I can not see the emojis which are included in my playlist names ... I ...
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Emojis appear distorted on Ubuntu 20.04.3

I have a strange problem with emojis appearing distorted (stretched/enlarged on the X axis) in some applications. The problem does not happen in all applications, and in some applications, like web ...
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Using unified Emoji in Ubuntu 20.04 Gnome

There are many styles of Emoji on Ubuntu 20.04, sometimes black and white, sometimes color, and Twitter's Emoji on Firefox It looks very fragmented If I want a unified Emoji, how do I set it
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Unicode characters do not have correct width in the terminal

This doesn't happen with all unicode characters, but does happen with scissors: ✂️ It seems to be a problem independent of font as I've tried multiple different monospace fonts, patched and unpatched ...
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When I press Ctrl+. the emoji popup does not show up in ubuntu

I recently dual booted my pc with ubuntu and I was surprised how faster ubuntu is when compared to windows. I really like ubuntu and I have been using it for quite a long time now. I am having problem ...
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how to insert emoji in Ubuntu 20.10

I want to insert emoji in a text so I need to know how to insert it. I have tried CTRL+SHIFT+E but it did'nt work. I also have tried WIN+., but that also did'nt work. So I want to know the shortcut to ...
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How to add Emojis on Ubuntu

Hi, I am newbie user on Ubuntu Want to ask, how do you use emojis in Ubuntu? Does Ubuntu have a shortcut key too?
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Twitter Color Emojis on Ubuntu 20.10

I have been unable to get the Twitter Color Emojis to work on Ubuntu 20.10, I installed https://github.com/eosrei/twemoji-color-font (fonts-twemoji-svginot) but it seems to only be displaying the ...
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libxft-bgra patch for rendering color emoji fonts

Is there any method to install the libxft-bgra on ubuntu?. In the AUR they have this "version" of libxft which allows you to render color emoji system wide. I've tried to compile It myself ...
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Broken KDE Emoji Picker

EDIT I do not understand what happened, or why, but it just works now. I've run multiple updates, so I'm thinking this was a very niche/specific incompatibility with the software setup I have that was ...
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Emoji in Ubuntu 20.04

I have Ubuntu 20.04 and installed it recently and I want to type Emoji and custom symbols but nothing happens when I press ctrl + . and also I tried left clicking on search bar but there is no insert ...
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Cannot Use Emoji within Browsers

This is probably a really simple fix, but I cannot for the life of me get emoji to work in any browser (Firefox, Chrome, Edge, Vivaldi) on Ubuntu Desktop 20.04. I can bring up the picker with Ctrl+Alt+...
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“Emoji Choice” popup (Ctrl-Shift-E) stopped working in 20.10

In previous versions of Ubuntu, one could press Ctrl-Shift-E in any text input area to activate the “Emoji Choice” popup – see, for example, these answers to “What does [Ctrl] + [Shift] + [e] do, ...
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What happened to Ibus Emoji Typing in Ubuntu 20.04?

In the past few Ubuntu releases (and if my memory serves me right also in 20.04 at the beginning), I was able to insert emoji in every application by clicking ctrl + shift + e and then typing out the ...
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Emoji disappear when I print, export to pdf, or download a pdf after update to 20.04

I recently updated to 20.04 and I love the new full range of full color emoji but they disappear when I print, export to PDF or even if I download a pdf from email. I thought it was a libre office ...
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Gnome Emoji Picker and Characters app do not show Noto Color Emoji emojis

In Ubuntu 20.04, using either Characters app or Emoji Picker, the emojis in Noto Color Emoji are not available. One example is typing 'butter', only the butterfly appears in search instead of also ...
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Why I get 🇪 If I try insert Estonian flag emoji 🇪🇪 by unicode codepoint?

I want to insert Estonian flag emoji 🇪🇪 by it's unicode codepoint U+1F1EA, but when I press Ctr+Shift+Alt+U and insert the mentioned codepoint, I end up with REGIONAL INDICATOR SYMBOL LETTER E: 🇪 ...
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Ubuntu feature for writing emojis without any external application

I know Ubuntu can show emojis, but I've seen Windows 10 has this extra feature: you press super + . and then a window appears with emojis (and other regular characters that can't be found on the ...
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How to permanently fix color emoji (Use Noto Color Emoji in Chrome, Brave Browser, etc) (Ubuntu 20.04)

How to permanently fix color emoji (Use Noto Color Emoji in Chrome, Brave Browser, etc) (Ubuntu 20.04) Sometimes color emoji display correctly, and sometimes they display as black and white line art. ...
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Emoji can not show in Ubuntu 18.04

In firefox, it can show emoji. But in gedit, fcitx, or gnome-characters, it can not show. Gnome-characters-screenshot I have already install font fonts-noto-color-emoji. And I had follow This ...
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Emojis Stop Working After Restarting Ubuntu (fonts-noto-color-emoji)

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 ...
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How to give Noto Color Emoji highest precedence for rendering emoji (19.10)

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 ...
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console emoji/unicode support broken on my eoan installation

My installation went from Gnome to Lubuntu via installation of lubuntu-desktop and subsequent removal of the gnome packages, so it is a bit nonstandard. Somewhere in between, the emoji support for ...
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18.04.2 Emojis partially gone from Librewriter autocorrect

Completed a fresh install and update of 18.04.2 64-bit last week. It's perfectly fine. Except many emojis are gone from whatever Noto pack Librewriter uses. I'd like them back. Included below is a ...
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Color emojis working partially on 18.04

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 18.04 from 16.04, and see that most of the emojis are working fine, but some of them are still displayed in black and white. The problem is with Google Chrome and the default ...
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Is there a way to install emoji and use them in Firefox?

I'm very new to the world of Ubuntu as you may tell. I'm not a fan of Google's (new) Noto emoji and I dislike the gaps Firefox's emoji font, Twemoji Mozilla has. That's why I'd like for them to all be ...
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Does Ubuntu 18.04 show filenames containing emojis in colour?

I've recently transferred some files made on Mac OS, and containing emojis in their filename, to my Ubuntu 16.04 LTS machine. The emojis show up in Nautilus, albeit monochromatic. Will I see them in ...
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Broken Emoji After Installing ubuntu-restricted-extras

As soon as I install ubuntu-restricted-extras on either 18.04 or 18.10, Emoji stop working in browsers and the shell. They do show up fine in applications as Gedit, but they either aren’t displayed at ...
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Why Does My Emoji Picker ibus Key Combo Fail to Respond in Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic

When I press Ctrl+Shift+E in a native Linux app (e.g., Gedit, TODO, Geary, etc), nothing happens. Why is this, and how can I get a key combo for the default system emoji menu to work? I have tried ...
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Can I display graphic characters in a terminal? [duplicate]

I saw a couple screenshots showing some characters displayed as graphics, like this: While in my terminal I get this: How can I configure my terminal to display those images???
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Enable color emojis in Chrome, Xubuntu 18.04.1

I have followed this question: 18.04: color emoji not showing up at all in Chrome, only partially in Firefox, installed fonts-noto-color-emoji manually, but color emojis are still not showing up in ...
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Whats this weird images in Thunderbird Mail? [duplicate]

When I go to check my mails in Thunderbird Mail I see weird shapes floating on my email. On scrolling up-down those image shapes disappears.
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How do I disable emoji input in Ubuntu Mate 18.04?

Just noticed this annoying emoji input ("Emoji Choice") popping up every time I press Ctrl+Shift+E in 18.04. I really need this shortcut to switch to the file explorer in Visual Studio Code but ...
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How to insert an emoji into a text in Ubuntu 18.04 and later?

What are the possibilities to insert, choose and use an emoji in Ubuntu 18.04 and later?
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Firefox shows numbers and symbols as emoji, how to disable this? [duplicate]

I've been digging and searching the web for an answer to this, but to no avail. What is causing this: As you can see, it makes it hard to read numbers. Setting Firefox to safe mode does not fix it. A ...
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How can I change the keyboard shortcut for Emoji picker?

Shift+Ctrl+E are invoking the Emoji picker in Ubuntu Bionic (18.04). I use that shortcut in another application. How can I change the shortcut?
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Random large coloured emojis appearing in Thunderbird email list [duplicate]

Since I upgraded from Ubuntu 17.10 to Ubuntu 18.04 whenever I open Thunderbird there is a globe icon, and sometimes also headphones icon, appearing in my list of new emails. These icons hide the ...
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No color emojis Kubuntu 18.04

So,I upgraded to 18.04 but i cant use the color emojis i tried making a folder and adding a emoji to it but its black and white and doesnt even work with any text editor any idea how to get around ...
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