[XeTeX] Insert Smileys in XeLaTeX

Simon Cozens simon at simon-cozens.org
Tue Dec 16 13:32:14 CET 2014

On 16/12/2014 20:24, Marek Stepanek wrote:
> I put together a test file, based on the first example. I replaced the
> "Linux Libertine O", which is not installed on my computer, with Lucida
> Grande. This font is displaying these smileys well in my text editor
> BBEdit and my Terminal too (with an other font: Menlo Regular), but not
> in the compiled XeLaTeX-file.

The problem is that in your terminal and BBEdit, the system is
performing font substitution; neither Menlo nor Lucida Grande contain
the emoji characters, so the system shows you the characters in a
different font. (Probably Apple Color Emoji)

For some reason I can't get xelatex to use Apple Color Emoji, but the
Symbola font (available from http://users.teilar.gr/~g1951d/Symbola.zip
) also contains those characters. Install that font, add in this line:

> \section{Smileys}


> �� - �� - ������������ - �� - ���� - �� - �� - ������ - ���������� ...

and it should all work.

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