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For example, on Messages.app, the sidebar with recent contact list displays Emojis but the message pane does not:

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In Safari, some Emojis appear on sites but not other sites. Furthermore, on sites that Emojis don't work in Safari, they work in Web Inspector:

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How do I fix this short of reinstalling Mac OS?

I'm on MacOS Mojave 10.14.2 (18C54). I believe it started happening since update to 10.14.1.

I've tried the Font Book > Restore Standard Fonts..., validated the fonts but not luck.

Firefox displays emojis fine.

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    Could you provide the url of a site where Firefox displays emojis but Safari does not? – Tom Gewecke Jan 19 at 15:54
  • The Emoji in the header works Firefox not Safari: notion.so/Use-Cases-Catalog-fb4ec3f01f554c41b8ddae6fe1fa4053 – Gezim Jan 19 at 17:21
  • Plot thickens. The font of that headline that doesn't display properly in Safari is set to: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, "Segoe UI", Helvetica, "Apple Color Emoji", Arial, sans-serif, "Segoe UI Emoji", "Segoe UI Symbol". If I remove -apple-system it works! – Gezim Jan 19 at 18:04
  • I'm on macOS 10.13.6 High Sierra. I thought I had the same issue in Messages, but it was just a new Unicode 11 Emoji that High Sierra cannot display (yet?). Also, I can see card-index-dividers Emoji on both the websites you listed. It appears similar to my old issue: apple.stackexchange.com/q/303962/15281 – Matt Sephton Jan 20 at 0:16
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    Further thoughts: I think this is most likely a regression of the WebKit bug listed in my old issue, so I'll make a followup comment there. The right panel in Messages is a WebKit view, whereas the left panel is not (I used the third-party app UI Browser to confirm this). – Matt Sephton Jan 20 at 0:36
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I had to reinstall Mac OS. I did this by pressing Command+R on reboot and then it present a menu. You chose Reinstall Mac OS and it'll reinstall it for you.

I did a backup before doing this reinstall using TimeMachine and an external drive because I thought I was going to have to restore everything again.

Good news is that I didn't have to at all. All my files were intact and the emoji issue was fixed!

Here's more info on this type of install.

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