Show emoji in editor?


Hi, some emojis are not displayed.

Two example emojis:

they’re displayed like this in the editor:


as you can see, the second one is displayed as its two unicode characters after each other rather than the complete emoji.

is it possible to display the entire set of emojis in the editor?


I can confirm this for all keycaps 1-9, while 10 seems to work. Interestingly, I have the same problem in Sublime Text but everything works fine in VSCode and VSCode (when using the same font)

Keycap Digit Zero was approved as part of Unicode 3.0 in 1999 and added to Emoji 3.0 in 2016.

via EmojiPedia

The current version is Emoji 5.0, which was released in May this year.


Could this depend on the font in use? I was just about to post that some that several older emojis aren’t displayed either. However, when I changed my editor font from “Fira Sans” to “Apple Color Emoji”, most emojis are displayed correctly.

This is just as confusing as it sounds, it’s my understanding that emojis shouldn’t depend on the font. In fact, those emojis that do work always look the same, independent from the font in use.

Speculation: maybe fonts can override individual emojis or have empty placeholders reserved