[XeTeX] Insert Smileys in XeLaTeX

Marek Stepanek marek at munich-taxis.de
Tue Dec 16 17:04:41 CET 2014

Thank you Zdeněk Wagner and Simon Cozens for your immediate help. Very
interesting suggestions you made. I never cared much about font
questions before. I even did not know, where to look for them on my Mac ...

Yes. It is the font Apple Color Emoji. But all tricks (but I dont know
many) to make it render with this font and xelatex were not working.
Also the suggested Symbola-font is not doing it.

Is there an easy way, to map the codepoints with little icons? For
example: UTF8 F0 9F 98 98 (U+1F618 (U+D83D U+DE18)) goes with this icon
etc ...

Thank you again


On 16/12/14 13:33, Zdenek Wagner wrote:

> I do not see all your smileys on my computer which means that I do not
> have a proper font installed. What you should do first is to make sure
> that Lucida Grande really contains the characters. Visibility in a
> text editor is not a good proof. Font rendering engines usually work
> in such a way that if a character is not present in the current font,
> they render it using a replacement font. The idea is that a reasonable
> character in a reasonable font must always be displayed. However,
> Xe(La)TeX does not do that. If a character is missing, it is treated
> as a missing character exactly as in the original 8-bit TeX. You
> should display the character map by some application and verify
> existence. You can use fontforge. If you use gucharmap, you have to
> right-click to the character in order to find which font was used for
> rendering it.
> Hope this hepls.
> Zdeněk Wagner
> http://hroch486.icpf.cas.cz/wagner/
> http://icebearsoft.euweb.cz

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