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This is not a Pi-specific question, but any Pi user will run into this problem eventually if they use it as a desktop computer.

I tried this tutorial, but it doesn't fully work, breaks some apps, and in my opinion looks horrible.

How do I get colored emojis to display in chromium-browser?

  • I have taken the liberty to remove the meta-stuff from your question - to focus on the actual question. Anyone who choses to vote to close as off-topic may do so without that anyways. – Ghanima Oct 3 at 19:11
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Microsoft has a color emoji font, Segoe UI. A nearly current version can be found here.

But this is not a perfect solution. Segoe UI cannot display every single emoji in existence, so I use a combo of Segoe UI and Noto Color Emoji.

And these commands will download, extract, and copy the two fonts to the .fonts folder:

mkdir ~/tmp
cd tmp
wget https://fontsdata.com/zipdown-segoeuiemoji-132714.htm 
wget https://noto-website.storage.googleapis.com/pkgs/NotoColorEmoji-unhinted.zip
mv zipdown-segoeuiemoji-132714.htm segoeuiemoji.zip
unzip segoeuiemoji.zip
unzip /home/pi/NotoColorEmoji-unhinted.zip
mkdir /home/pi/.fonts &>/dev/null
mv seguiemj.ttf "/home/pi/.fonts/Segoe UI.ttf"
mv NotoColorEmoji.ttf "/home/pi/.fonts/Noto Color Emoji.ttf"
fc-cache -f -v &>/dev/null
rm -r ~/tmp

Check out this emoji preview site, it should look like this:
enter image description here As you can see, this is much improved over what it looked like before:
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