Apple provided the Apple Emoji Color font family with Lion, but I'm having a problem getting certain ones to appear within InDesign (CS5). Basically, all the color ones just show up as a blank space. It's the same thing in Photoshop. But it shows up fine in other applications like when I'm sending an email via Outlook or an IM message via Adium (meaning I can see it on my end). Any thoughts?
Colored fonts are Apple's own invention and are not a supported font format for the majority of other vendor's software.
The thought occurs: Type out the glyphs you want in TextEdit, scale them to a huge size, print that to PDF, and then import the PDF. Scaling them to 288 points seems to produce artifacting - so they're clearly bitmaps of some sort, not vector-based - but it does seem to work.