OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 by default can't display some emoji, for example the "Cloud with rain" emoji: 🌧.

How can I view such problematic emoji? Do I need to install a custom font?


I copied these two files from El Capitan and replaced the default ones (I recommend making backups):

/System/Library/Fonts/Apple Color Emoji.ttf
/System/Library/Input Methods/CharacterPalette.app/Contents/Resources/Category-Emoji.plist

After a reboot I have all emojis in Yosemite.

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  • Be carefull, the solution from @shrx breaks your system if you copy the files from OSX Sierra ! – Ouatataz Feb 10 '17 at 9:02
  • @Ouatataz - why and how it breaks the system? – Kerberos Jul 20 '17 at 7:52

From the iOS 9.1 emoji list... clip

These are also in the emoji font of Mac OS 10.11 (El Capitan).
Are they really not in Yosemite? Then the solution is upgrade to El Capitan.

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    My question is how to display them on Yosemite. – shrx Feb 18 '16 at 17:54

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