Package Details: ttf-twemoji-color 1.3-1

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/ttf-twemoji-color.git (read-only)
Package Base: ttf-twemoji-color
Description: A color and B&W emoji SVG-in-OpenType font with support for ZWJ, skin tone modifiers and country flags.
Upstream URL: https://github.com/eosrei/twemoji-color-font
Keywords: color emoji font otf svg-in-ot ttf twemoji twemoji-color-font
Licenses: MIT, custom:CCPL:by-4.0
Conflicts: twemoji-color-font
Provides: twemoji-color-font
Replaces: twemoji-color-font
Submitter: Edgemaster
Maintainer: Edgemaster (eosrei)
Last Packager: Edgemaster
Votes: 18
Popularity: 1.820989
First Submitted: 2017-05-03 15:16
Last Updated: 2017-06-08 14:25

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Edgemaster commented on 2017-06-08 14:31

v1.3 of the font is now available, supporting Unicode 10 and the Emoji 5 standards.

A manual installation step is required to configure your default system font and install the configuration file.

Note: Usage with fonts that already include emoji codepoints may give inconsistent/broken results, Bitstream Vera Sans is the chosen as the default as it includes no emoji by default.

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Edgemaster commented on 2017-06-08 14:31

v1.3 of the font is now available, supporting Unicode 10 and the Emoji 5 standards.

A manual installation step is required to configure your default system font and install the configuration file.

Note: Usage with fonts that already include emoji codepoints may give inconsistent/broken results, Bitstream Vera Sans is the chosen as the default as it includes no emoji by default.

Edgemaster commented on 2017-06-08 14:25

@Vierkantor: Thanks, was aware that a new version was being released soon, as I requested it before going on holiday.

In addition to your change, you also need to run `mksrcinfo` to update the .SRCINFO file that AUR website uses for the package metadata. Some details are on the Arch Linux wiki here: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Arch_User_Repository#Sharing_and_maintaining_packages.

I've now bumped the package version to v1.3.

Vierkantor commented on 2017-06-07 20:43

Hi! I updated the PKGBUILD to use v1.3 instead of v1.2, and everything seems to work. I've published my changes on Github, if you want to check it out. https://github.com/Vierkantor/ttf-twemoji-color

PS: Do you prefer that I publish it another way? I'm new to contributing to the AUR, so please let me know what I'm doing wrong :)

Edgemaster commented on 2017-05-03 14:59

This font has now been updated to v1.2, the Bitstream Vera dependency made optional, and a manual configuration step is now required.

eosrei commented on 2016-08-18 00:21

@kevku: Haha! Yes, the vast majority of people only care about fonts when they don't work. I'm open to pull requests for additional well-tested font configurations here: https://github.com/eosrei/twemoji-color-font

kevku commented on 2016-08-16 10:23

do majority of people really expect Bitsrteam Vera horror shoved into their face?

eosrei commented on 2016-07-21 13:51

Hi, font and font config creator here. I understand your reasoning, but if this package is changed to make Vera optional then Edgemaster and I will receive constant questions about why the emoji are "broken." @mittens2001, you have a custom font config, but the vast majority of users, even experienced Arch users, do not. There is no way, to my knowledge, given the current state of default fonts on Linux to make everyone happy. A decision had to be made. Sorry. The current solution makes this work as the majority of people expect. Review the closed issues on both of my emoji fonts for significant details. If you have any way to solve this problem for *everyone*, I want to know! Thank you for understanding.

mittens2001 commented on 2016-07-21 07:30

I agree with hobarrera that it should only be an optional dependency. It may cause issues but for me it was much better than having to use the bitstream vera fonts (it took me a while to figure out why all my fonts changed to vera after an AUR upgrade).

A better option would be to edit the .install file so the post install would tell the user that without Bitstream Vera the font has issues and include the link from the github on why.

Edit: changed suggestion from adding a .install file to editing the current one.

Edgemaster commented on 2016-05-25 10:24

The default configuration for this package is the same as that recommended by the upstream author. There are a number of issues with compatibility with other fonts when emoji are to be embedded inside of other text.
Further details are at https://github.com/eosrei/twemoji-color-font#why-bitstream-vera

hobarrera commented on 2016-05-20 23:29

user-bitstream-vera-fonts.conf changes the default system font, which is something extremely unexpected when installing this packaged. I had to remove it and restart X to return my desktop to normal.
This really needs to be fixed. I'd rather have a few broken emoji, than have TEXT uglified for me everywhere.

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