It seems that emojis are gaining a lot of strength in the world of online communication. We all know a friend or family member who uses more emojis than text characters. And is that many times, it is easier to express an idea or a feeling through an Emoji than through the word.
That’s why at Ubunlog we want to teach you how can we use emojis directly in our Ubuntu, Through the application EmojiOne Font. This is a very simple application to install and use that now, after the new update, will allow us to see color emojis in Mozilla Firefox or Thunderbird. We tell you.
Many of you already know this application and already have it installed, but you may not know that from now on, after the new update, we can now view color emojis.
As we told you, it will only be possible to see color emojis in Mozilla Firefox, Thunderbird and other apps related to Gecko. Sadly, Google Chorme does not yet carry SGV Open Fonts, as do many native Linux tools such as Cairo or GTK +. However, it is worth installing this application if we use emojis frequently, as it will make things very easy.
Installing EmojiOne Color Fonts
EmojiOne Color Fonts is Free and OpenSource Software. So to install this App the first step is to go to your GitHub repository and proceed to download the corresponding .zip package (which we will see if we go down a bit on the page).
Once we have .zip downloaded, you have to unzip it and move the file EmojiOneColor-SVGinOT.ttf in the folder ~ / Home / .fonts /, Where system sources are stored.
Remember that in GNU / Linux directories and files that start with a period (.) Are hidden directories. To be able to access it manually, you must click Ctrl + H, Which will show all hidden files and directories.
In addition, the new version has a bash script that will do all the installation work. To do this, we go back to their Github page and download the compressed file .tar.gz called EmojiOneColor-SVGinOT-Linux-1.0.tar.gz. You can also download it by clicking directly here.
Once downloaded and unzipped, we just need to go to unzipped directory, and run the script install.sh that we will find within the same:
Configuring the font
Now it’s time to configure the system to be able to use EmojiOne Color correctly.
The first step is create a directory inside the .config folder. To do this we open a terminal and run the following:
mkdir -p ~ / .config / fontconfig /
Now, in the directory created, we create a file called fonts.conf:
cd ~ / .config / fontconfig /
See we copy the following content inside fonts.conf:
Xml version = »1.0" encoding = »UTF-8"?>
Make Emoji One Color the initial fallback font for sans-serif, sans, and
monospace. Override any specific requests for Apple Color Emoji.
sans-serif string> test> One Color Emoji string>
serif string> test> One Color Emoji string>
monospace string> test> One Color Emoji string>
Apple Color Emoji string> test> One Color Emoji string>
Also, being an App that is still in development, there are a number of known bugs that are still present. You can see the list of unresolved errors here.
Remember that you can only access color emojis in applications that support it (basically Firefox and Thunderbird). On the other hand, in Chrome and other tools like Cairo or GTK + you can only view monochrome emojis until they add support for SVG fonts.
Finally, you can go to this link to check if the source is working properly. Easy truth? Well, from now on you can use emojis as a source in the browser (Firefox). We hope you enjoyed the article and leave us your feedback in the comments section. You can also do this if you have any kind of problem. See you 🙂