Install Color Emoji font on Nintendo Switch

Color Emoji font

Installs two fonts to display all emojis in the Unicode Emoji 13.0.
This installs Noto Color Emoji font.
To test if it works, go to:

Fortunately, Color Emoji font is very easy to install on your Nintendo Switch in just two steps.

  1. Install Pi-Apps - the best app installer for Nintendo Switch.
  2. Use Pi-Apps to install Color Emoji font.


For the best chance of this working, we recommend using the latest version of Switchroot L4T Ubuntu Jammy, which is currently version 5.1.2 Ubuntu Jammy.
Color Emoji font will run on L4T Ubuntu ARM64.

Install Pi-Apps

Pi-Apps is a free tool that makes it incredibly easy to install the most useful programs on your Nintendo Switch with just a few clicks.

Open a terminal and run this command to install Pi-Apps:

wget -qO- | bash

Feel free to check out the Pi-Apps source code here:

Install Color Emoji font

Now that you have Pi-Apps installed, it is time to install Color Emoji font.
First launch Pi-Apps from your start menu:

Then click on the Appearance category.

Now scroll down to find Color Emoji font in the list.

Just click Install and Pi-Apps will install Color Emoji font for you!

Pi-Apps is a free and open source tool made by Botspot and other contributors. Find out more at