I've got some svg/ai files that I'd like to turn into an emoji font. Is there a way to do this? Every time I try to import into FontLab, it only imports as a black and white glyph.


With latest update to Photoshop CC, it gained ability of emoji and SVG font support.

Emoji fonts are an example of OpenType SVG fonts. Using Emoji fonts, you can include various colorful and graphical characters, such as smileys, flags, street signs, animals, people, food, and landmarks in your documents. OpenType SVG emoji fonts, such as the EmojiOne font, let you create certain composite glyphs from one or more other glyphs. For example, you can create the flags of countries or change the skin color of certain glyphs depicting people and body parts such as hands and nose.

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Create flags of countries: The "letters” (A, B, C, D, and so on) in EmojiOne do not correspond to the corresponding keys on the keyboard. When you combine these characters in the Glyphs Panel to make up a country’s ISO code, the two characters form the flag of that country. For example, US gives the American flag, GB gives the British flag, AR gives the Argentine flag, and IN gives the Indian flag.

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Detailed information: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/svg-fonts.html

  • I was about to edit it while you are writing this. Thanks! – Ferdi Çıldız Nov 30 '16 at 10:37
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    The question is about creating emoji fonts; Photoshop can now use them, but not create them. – Cai Dec 30 '16 at 14:14
  • Interesting, but I'm not sure that this is a proper answer. The question was related to create a new font, the answer seems related to using a font in Photoshop CC. – Paolo Gibellini Dec 30 '16 at 14:16
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    As it is, this does not answer this question. But it does answer two others! One is slightly narrower than the other (and could be closed as a duplicate), but this answers Emoji typing support in Illustrator or Photoshop? , for the Photoshop half. So I suggest you copy this answer over there and delete this. – Jongware Dec 30 '16 at 17:30

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