Make emoji look good without explicit "Segoe UI Emoji" assignment

Fixed Issue #7900499


Jun 15, 2016
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If I render an emoji on the web I expect it to look good, but currently in Edge my emoji render in black and white and are boring. I’ll insert a few here so you can see for yourself.


To make this emoji look good in Edge I have to explicitly set the font-family of the emoji’s containing HTML element to "Segoe UI Emoji", which is unintuitive, and a nuisance.

This may be a Windows thing instead of an Edge thing. On OS X (or macOS, or whatever) zero browsers require an explicit font-family assignment, but on Windows I get the behavior in Chrome that I do in Edge. (I will say Firefox on Windows is doing something because my emoji look far better there.)

I wrote up a blog post that gives specific screenshots that might be more clear than the description in this ticket:

My request is to have Edge automatically detect the unicode for emoji and automatically assign the “Segoe UI Emoji” font family.



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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “Brad E.”

      Changed Assigned To to “Christian F.”

    • Looks like Chrome 53 updated to include color Emoji by default on Win 10 while Edge is still black and white. Gotta get this fixed & stop letting Chrome beat you on your own turf!

    • Still not fixed in 1493.187

    • Not fixed in 15.15002.

    • This is fixed in Edge 15.15010.1002. Note that IE11 still has the black-and-white emoji, though.

      Here’s a small repro to demonstrate: . On that page, both rows of emoji should be full-color. 

    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Status to “Fixed”

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