I use Lualatex and the package emoji. But I noticed that the emojis are not as "nice" as I expected.

For instance, the command \emoji{joy} gives me instead of   .

So I made some research and I found this post: How to use Noto Color Emoji with lualatex?

I downloaded the file on this web page and with a right click installed the font NotoColorEmoji-Regular (which is true type). But with this MWE (found on the post I mentionned above):

\setmainfont{Noto Color Emoji}[Renderer=Harfbuzz]

my document is blank and in the log file I have these kinds of lines: Package fontspec Info: Could not resolve font "NotoColorEmoji/BI" (it probably (fontspec) doesn't exist).

So, I guess the font is not correctly installed (It appears in Word, though). So how can I install the Noto Color Emoji font?

1 Answer 1


The latest version of NotoColorEmoji is available as COLRv1 font which is a format that's not currently supported in LuaLaTeX. You can download the CBDT version instead:

Go to https://github.com/googlefonts/noto-emoji/tree/main/fonts and select one of the files starting with NotoColorEmoji. Then download the file and install it as a system font.

  • Thank you@Marcel Krüger. It doesn’t matter which file I choose?
    – Didier
    Commented Jul 22, 2023 at 11:31
  • It shouldn't matter much, but the files are a bit different. Usually you should just take the normal NotoColorEmoji.ttf. If you for some reason are sure that you do not want flags and want smaller files you can also use the -noflags version. emojicompat is specific for Android apps and there's little reason to use it otherwise, but I don't think that it would break. I would recommend to avoid the WindowsCompatible version unless really needed. Commented Jul 22, 2023 at 11:41
  • I downloaded NotoColorEmoji.ttf but I when I right clik on it and install it, I get the error message: doesn't seem to be a valid font
    – Didier
    Commented Jul 22, 2023 at 12:53
  • I found a Twemoji Mozilla.ttf and it works with it
    – Didier
    Commented Jul 22, 2023 at 13:10
  • In fact, it works with Twemoji Mozilla but emojis are less nice (no transparency, for instance). I don’t understand why I can’t make it work with Noto Color Emoji
    – Didier
    Commented Jul 22, 2023 at 13:41

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