adam's grump of the day: icons in fonts (was Re: web-assets-httpd stuck in limbo?)

Petr Viktorin pviktori at
Fri Jan 17 09:53:48 UTC 2014

On 01/17/2014 02:25 AM, Samuel Sieb wrote:
> On 01/16/2014 01:38 PM, Chris Murphy wrote:
>> On Jan 16, 2014, at 1:41 PM, Matthew Miller <mattdm at>
>> wrote:
>>> The other thing -- getting unicode to include standard symbols -- is
>>> happening. That's why we have 💩 . Yay standards!
>> Oh man. Change that to 144pt. Is it chocolate soft serve with a smile?
>> Or is it Mr. Hanky's cousin?
>> Right-click on it> Show Font > Apple Color Emoji > Character
>> Character Name? PILE OF POO
>> Hahaha. Oh so many bad ideas made into a standard here…
>> 👌 This does not mean OK in many countries!
>> 👍 This can also be a crude gesture.
>> 👃 This is just bad graphics.

Well, the graphics can be better in a different font.

>> Pine decoration, custard, bento box, and wind chime. Standards. Oh boy.
> Assuming you're using Fedora to read your emails, what font do you have
> installed that has those glyphs?  I can see them on my Android phone,
> but not on my Fedora laptop.

You can use Symbola, yum install gdouros-symbola-fonts


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