On donderdag 29 februari 2024 16:19:57 (+01:00), Celejar wrote:

> Hi,
> About two years ago [0], I installed the package
> "fonts-noto-color-emoji" on my Sid (Xfce4) system, and from then until
> several weeks ago, emojis have been displayed throughout the system in
> glorious color. Recently (several weeks ago?), however, a number of
> applications have started displaying emojis in (unattractive)
> monochrome. The applications that I have seen doing this have all been
> GTK based (Sylpheed, Geany, Gedit); Firefox and Chromium seem to be
> correctly using color.
> Can anyone help me figure out what changed and how to diagnose and fix
> the problem? I have spent a while searching the web, and I can't find a
> simple and straightforward way to deal with this. Font configuration on
> Linux seems to be an extraordinarily complicated and poorly documented
> mess.
> [0] https://lists.debian.org/debian-user/2021/11/msg00619.html

I had the same problem. This is a known bug in fontconfig:


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