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I'd like to convert markdown text like:

This is a smile 😀

To a PDF with the emoji on it. To be clear, I want to be able to insert the emoji character itself in the source text, not something like :smile:.

How can I do this with Pandoc?

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Try replacing the :smile: with HTML like so:

This is a smile <img src="https://assets-cdn.github.com/images/icons/emoji/unicode/1f604.png"/>
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    Thing is I have sources with literal emoji already and I'm specifically trying to not have to replace them with anything, but have the unicode characters be properly rendered directly. – hsribei Oct 22 '18 at 23:36
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After initially having read the OP too superficially (overlooking his need to NOT use :smile: & friends in his source Markdown), here is a better answer. Try one of these:

pandoc -o emoji.pdf --pdf-engine=lualatex -V mainfonts="DejaVu Sans"
pandoc -o emoji.pdf --pdf-engine=xelatex  -V mainfonts="DejaVu Sans"

If you use the default pdf-engine (pdflatex), you'll not succeed, but get an error like

 ! Package inputenc Error: Unicode character 😀 (U+1F600)
 (inputenc)                not set up for use with LaTeX.

If you do not specify the mainfonts param, you'll get an warning message of

 [WARNING] Missing character: There is no 😄 (U+1F604) in font [lmroman10-regular]:+tlig;

for XeLaTeX and of

 [WARNING] Missing character: There is no 😄 in font [lmroman10-regular]:mapping=tex-text;!

for LuaLaTeX. While both will be producing a PDF, they'll have no emoji where you wanted it.

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