Package Details: ttf-twemoji-color 12.0.1-1

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: 33
Popularity: 1.514048
First Submitted: 2017-05-03 15:16
Last Updated: 2019-04-16 20:10

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Edgemaster commented on 2017-06-08 14:31

v12.0.1 of the font is now available, supporting Unicode and Emoji 12 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. For further details, please see the project's README file for a discussion of the issues.

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griffin commented on 2019-03-03 00:15

I'm not sure how much it makes sense to leave the two, especially when the other is orphaned, despite the differences in embedding styles. Do you think it makes sense to merge that one into this one despite that, or to leave the two? Having both is a bit confusing to users.

Edit: Hm, I see. On Discord for example, this package creates outlines for usernames with emojis on them but the other package gives them the full emoji. Strange.

Edgemaster commented on 2019-03-02 22:12

This package distributes the font with colour SVG glyphs in the OpenType font file. I'm unsure of how the ttf-twemoji embeds the glyphs in the font (possibly as bitmaps or PNG, depending on intended application support, or monochrome outlines). I was unaware of this other package until now.

Edit: Yes, it appears that the fedora upstream of ttf-twemoji embeds the glyphs as PNG inside of OpenType: https://src.fedoraproject.org/rpms/twitter-twemoji-fonts/blob/master/f/twitter-twemoji-fonts.spec The different embedding styles have different application support, at the last time I checked, but the situation may have improved in the intervening 2 years.

griffin commented on 2019-03-02 20:26

Can I ask what the differences between this package and https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/ttf-twemoji/ are beside the source? The latter has been orphaned, and before adopting it, I wanted to know why we couldn't just merge the two/

CounterPillow commented on 2018-11-07 20:22

Installing this font makes it forcibly override all subtitle fonts in mpv, resulting in broken typesetting, so beware.

j1simon commented on 2018-03-01 14:46

@r3b311i0n I follow your advice and it works great! I see all emojis right on Firefox. This package should be done that automatically.

r3b311i0n commented on 2017-11-27 21:07

@Neros I'm not using this font ATM, but it looks like another font includes the Star and Crescent glyph and Firefox is using that font (DejaVu Sans, Symbola, etc.) to display it instead of Twemoji.

You should install Bitstream Vera, symlink 56-ttf-twemoji-color.conf from /etc/fonts/conf.avail to /etc/fonts/conf.d, and rebuild fontconfig cache (fc-cache -fv), and see if it works.
You could also try blacklisting the offending font using a fontconfig conf:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/font_configuration#Whitelisting_and_blacklisting_fonts

Neros commented on 2017-10-20 03:54

Is there an issue with Star and Crescent in Firefox for you?

It appears white for me, I don't know why and it's the only one.

https://emojipedia.org/star-and-crescent/

Edgemaster commented on 2017-06-08 14:31

v12.0.1 of the font is now available, supporting Unicode and Emoji 12 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. For further details, please see the project's README file for a discussion of the issues.

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 :)