Native emoji support (color emojis) in arch Linux

If you’re on Arch, and you use sites with native emojis like Amplenote, you probably get pretty tired of seeing empty black boxes wherever emojis are supposed to be. However, Google isn’t especially forthcoming about the easiest path to fix that.

My experience is that what you want is the ttf-emojione package from AUR. The easiest way to install it is via the Add/Remove Software app:

If the command line is more your speed, you should be able to install it via yaourt -S ttf-emojione

After you’ve installed the package, you’ll need to log out and log in for the emojis to show in their full color glory. Here’s a test of whether your handiwork was successful: 🤔🤔🤔

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