I really don't like the new Windows 11 redesigned emoji font (for various aesthetic reasons, and it's lack of country flags). Is there a way to completely override it with another font (say, the old Windows 10 Emojis, or some Linux/Apple emoji font)?

I know people have done similar things on Windows 10 (see this question), but I can't tell with Windows 11.

My goal is to have the old font completely gone (or at least not the default any longer) and a new font in its place.

  • You might have luck with the OpenMoji font.
    – jobukkit
    Mar 29, 2022 at 12:25
  • Twemoji would also work and it would fix emoji flags issue, but how to set it as default emoji font?
    – Karol Zlot
    Aug 11, 2022 at 4:18
  • Based on everything I know that has changed with Windows 11, I see no reason to believe, that the answers to that existing question do not apply to Windows 11.
    – Ramhound
    Aug 11, 2022 at 10:22

2 Answers 2

  1. Press the keys Win + R
  2. In the panel displayed, type regedit
  3. Click yes to make changes
  4. Under the File button (next to view, edit, favorites, etc.) in the top right, type HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Fonts
  5. Scroll down until you find Segoe UI Emoji, and delete it.
  6. Install the attached file or go to the techpowerup post. (Right-click the attached file > More options > Install for all users.) It is the latest windows 10 emoji set.
  7. Restart your pc
  8. You just installed the windows 10 emojis.

It may not include the flags or the "newly invented" emojis, but it is the Windows 10 emoji font.

See also this post from techpowerup.


Here's a Windows compatible Unicode 15.0 Noto-Color-Emoji TTF https://raw.githubusercontent.com/googlefonts/noto-emoji/main/fonts/NotoColorEmoji_WindowsCompatible.ttf

  • 1
    This would be better suited as a comment.
    – cachius
    Jun 24, 2023 at 11:15

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