I'm running Arch Linux with simple terminal using the Adobe Source Code Pro font. My locale is correctly set to
I want to print Unicode characters representing playing cards to my terminal. I'm using Wikipedia for reference.
The Unicode characters for card suits work fine. For example, issuing
$ printf "\u2660"
prints a black heart to the screen.
However, I'm having trouble with specific playing cards. Issuing
$ printf "\u1F0A1"
prints the symbol
Ἂ1 instead of the ace of spades 🂡. What's going wrong?
This problem persists across several terminals (urxvt, xterm, termite) and every font I've tried (DejaVu, Inconsolata).