last updated: Oct 20, 2023

Using the fontconfig backend like so:

pango-view -t "κόσμε🔥🇯🇲" -o /tmp/test.png --font "Ubuntu 50" --backend=ft2

You can come close to getting proper emoji fallback, but you get a mono emoji and very poor spacing:

with the cairo backend, it doesn't get that close, showing no emoji at all:

pango-view -tκόσμε🔥🇯🇲" -o /tmp/test.png --font "Ubuntu Mono 50" --backend=cairo

I wonder if this is a homebrew failure? I should retry with a linux distro.

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