If you are using thunderbird and are experiencing the same as me (here on Ubuntu 18.04 – see screenshot), then here is the solution to fix this:
- Download the EmojiOneMozilla.ttf font
- create a font folder in your Thunderbird directory
sudo mkdir /usr/lib/thunderbird/fonts
- now add your downloaded font to this directory
sudo cp path/to/your/download/EmojiOneMozilla.ttf /usr/lib/thunderbird/fonts/
- restart thunderbird
If the issue still persists, you can go the “hard” way against Thunderbird which is to upgrade to the beta version of Thunderbird.
Other applications will be updated in the same run, but it should all work fine.
This will definitely resolve the issue with the emojis.
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/thunderbird-next $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get upgrade
I hope this will solve the issue for you as it did for me.