Text rendering of emojis (was: Re: First bonafide use (≠ mention) of emoji by an academic publisher?)

Leonardo Boiko via Unicode unicode at unicode.org
Mon Jul 24 09:34:31 CDT 2017

Speaking of which—sorry if this is going off-topic, but I don't know where
else could I ask—I don't think there's a way to configure Linux or Android
systems to always prefer text rendering for emojis, is there? (I love text

2017-07-24 16:24 GMT+02:00 Christoph Päper via Unicode <unicode at unicode.org>

> Leonardo Boiko:
> >
> > It would just be more
> > satisfying for me if the blue books were encoded in the font as U+1F4D8s,
> > rather than U+F02Ds.  Or, if the colors are done at a CSS level, as  ��
> > U+1F4D5 CLOSED BOOKs or the like.  Same goes for the other icons in FA
> > which *do *have an emoji counterpart (which would be, I suspect, the
> > majority).
> This issue has been raised long ago with the developers of such symbol
> fonts:
> <https://github.com/FortAwesome/Font-Awesome/issues/222>
> The reason why this is not being done is the special treatment of emoji
> characters by vendors who always replace them by their custom images. Since
> such fonts are mostly used on the Web platform, the solution would be a CSS
> property to force `text` rendering of emojis:
> <https://github.com/w3c/csswg-drafts/issues/1144>
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