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Post Posted March 28th, 2018, 5:55 am

@KorvinSilver

Are you missing the <installation folder>\fonts\EmojiOneMozilla.ttf file in Thunderbird?

Perhaps if you copy the file to the fonts folder, then the emoji images would be the correct size.

Oversized "characters" when Noto Color Emoji font is used on a page
http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1416018

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tanstaafl
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Post Posted March 28th, 2018, 6:18 am

Thanks KorvinSilver. That is using unicode. I see a hollow checkmark (with black borders) icon that doesn't extend over other headers. Since my background color is white the checkmark is white with a black outline. I deleted <installation folder>\fonts a while ago in trying to see if it made a difference in displaying the emoji (it didn't for me, but I'm using Windows 10).

Could you also re-test using the default theme? help -> restart with add-ons disabled (runs Thunderbird, not all of windows, in safe mode) will do that. If you don't check any of the check boxes to make the changes permanent the next time you restart Thunderbird it will be back to normal.

bmaring in viewtopic.php?p=14795083#p14795083 also has emoji that extended over other headers, but it didn't seem to be due to side effects of a different theme since the problem also occurred in safe mode. However he was also using Linux.

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Post Posted March 28th, 2018, 6:22 am

morat wrote:Are you missing the <installation folder>\fonts\EmojiOneMozilla.ttf file in Thunderbird?

Perhaps if you copy the file to the fonts folder, then the emoji images would be the correct size.

Oversized "characters" when Noto Color Emoji font is used on a page
http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1416018

For reading only as Bugzilla is not a forum.


That did help. Thanks.
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Post Posted March 31st, 2018, 1:55 pm

On the other hand, the Emoji One fonts mess up plain text emails:

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Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

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Post Posted April 1st, 2018, 7:44 am

@KorvinSilver

Try disabling all emoji fonts including any native emoji fonts with the font.system.whitelist preference.

More info: viewtopic.php?p=14796116#p14796116

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Post Posted May 9th, 2018, 12:33 pm

I am amazed that this discussion is taking place in a calm, technical manner.

I am OUTRAGED that Mozilla has allowed this "feature" and worse, seems to consider it one and not a bug requiring immediate fix. This kind of garbage is not what one expects from an "upgrade". Who would be happy with this? You can go to sites like this one: https://www.campaignmonitor.com/resourc ... marketing/ and see who: spammers, obviously. Why has Mozilla rolled over for them?

While there may be technical aspects to this issue, this is not a technical issue.

Is there a viable workaround?

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Post Posted May 10th, 2018, 9:34 am

The closest to a workaround is morat's instructions at viewtopic.php?p=14796116#p14796116 to change the emoji images to normal characters. When I tried it "it changed all of the colored unicode icons in subjects to monochrome unicode icons." The results might vary depending upon what operating system you use. I'm using Windows 10, he is using Windows 7.

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