[Interest] QML draw strings with emojis

Bo Thorsen bo at vikingsoft.eu
Fri Dec 19 00:02:51 CET 2014

Hi everyone,

I have a request that I don't know how to fix. I hope one of you can 
give me a bit of help this time.

I have an application that gets a string from the net and show it on the 
screen. The string can contain emojis, so the users would like to have 
those drawn the right way.

This is a closed source application, Qt 5.3.2, Qt Quick 1, running on 
Windows and Mac. The text is shown in a standard Text element.

What I tried so far: Added seguisym.ttf to the font database and set the 
font Segoe UI Symbol or Segoe UI WP on the Text element. This is pretty 
much what I was able to dig up in searches so far.

No matter what I do, I get a ? instead of the emoji.

Any ideas?

Bo Thorsen,
Director, Viking Software.

Viking Software
Qt and C++ developers for hire

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