Thomas’ Lab Notes

Stuff worth not forgetting

FreeBSD Unicode Symbols Support

The font packages available on a desktop environment with a default FreeBSD installation do not support the Miscellaneous Symbols and Pictographs Unicode range (U+1F300..U+1F5FF), which contains various dingbats and emoji.

A nice vector font providing these symbols is however available from ports: x11-fonts/symbola.

(Note: x11-fonts/gnu-unifont and x11-fonts/gnu-unifont-ttf are not nearly as exhaustive.)

Update 2017-01-23 Similar problem on Debian (CIRCLED LATIN CAPITAL LETTER V (U+24CB), Ⓥ was missing). Resolved by installing fonts-linuxlibertine.