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OS: Mac
Pri: 2
Type: Bug

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Issue 551420: OS X emoji are rendered too small on Retina displays

Reported by, Nov 4 2015

Issue description

UserAgent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_11_1) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/46.0.2490.80 Safari/537.36

Example URL:

Steps to reproduce the problem:
1. Go to on a Retina display

What is the expected behavior?
The thumbs-up emoji should be similar in size/spacing to the letters around it.

What went wrong?
On Retina displays, the emoji is quite a bit smaller than the surrounding text and there's a gap to the right of the emoji before the next letter. On a non-Retina display the emoji renders at the correct size.

Does it occur on multiple sites: Yes

Is it a problem with a plugin? No 

Did this work before? No 

Does this work in other browsers? Yes 

Chrome version: 46.0.2490.80  Channel: stable
OS Version: OS X 10.11.1
Flash Version: Shockwave Flash 19.0 r0

See screenshots.
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Comment 1 by, Nov 4 2015

This also occurs with Canary 48.0.2554.0

Comment 2 by, Nov 4 2015

Labels: Cr-UI-HighDPI

Comment 3 by, Nov 4 2015

Labels: -Cr-Blink Cr-Blink-Fonts-Emoji

Comment 4 by, Nov 5 2015

Labels: Needs-Bisect
Status: Untriaged
Able to reproduce this on the latest stable(46.0.2490.80) and on the last canary(48.0.2555.0) on Mac OS 10.10.5 Retina.

Comment 5 by, Nov 6 2015

Status: Available

Comment 6 by, Nov 6 2015

Labels: -Pri-2 -Needs-Bisect Pri-1 M-48
Status: Assigned
This has been behaving the same since chrome version:41.0.2248.0. On chrome builds prior to this didn't see any thumbs-up emoji at all. Considering the 'no emoji' as bad and 'smaller emoji' as good, bisected this to the below range.

Change log:

Related change: from the Blink change log.

bungeman@: Could you please take a look at this or help in finding an appropriate owner for the same.

Thank you!

Comment 7 by, Dec 1 2015

Labels: -Pri-1 Pri-2

Comment 8 by, Mar 19 2016

This is somehow fixed in M49, but regressed for non-retina display (issue 596223).

Comment 9 by, Feb 10 2017

Oh so tiny, so tiny. Tiny dancer emoji is so tiny on Chrome/Retina/OS X.

Version 56.0.2924.87 (64-bit)

Comment 10 by, Jan 3 2018

This seems fixed to me.

Comment 11 by, Nov 23

I guess, it is still effecting centering emoji.
Screen Shot 2018-11-23 at 09.18.08.png
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Comment 12 by, Dec 14


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