Cannot read symbol and emoji after deleting some font package

Guys so i didnt know that to install different fonts you can just download ttf files and use them.

I wanted to install comfortaa font, so i went to konsole and typed

sudo pacman -Ss comfortaa

and installed the first package which came but now im unable to see symbols and they appear as [] and yes i tried to set everything to default and it still doesnt show and i searched everywhere but couldnt find what to do.

Its been a week and i dont remember which one i deleted.

Can anyone help as to which package to install?

I currently have these font packages installed

╰─λ sudo pacman -Ss font | grep "installed"
extra/adobe-source-code-pro-fonts 2.038ro+1.058it+1.018var-1 [installed]
extra/cantarell-fonts 1:0.301-1 [installed]
extra/fluidsynth 2.2.3-1 (pro-audio) [installed]
extra/fontconfig 2:2.13.94-1 [installed]
extra/freetype2 2.11.0-3 [installed]
extra/ftgl 2.4.0-2 [installed]
extra/libfontenc 1.1.4-3 [installed]
extra/libxfont2 2.0.5-1 [installed]
extra/libxft 2.3.4-1 [installed]
extra/noto-fonts 20201226-2 [installed]
extra/noto-fonts-emoji 20210625-1 [installed]
extra/ttf-croscore 20201226-2 [installed]
extra/ttf-dejavu 2.37+18+g9b5d1b2f-3 [installed]
extra/woff2 1.0.2-3 [installed]
extra/xorg-fonts-encodings 1.0.5-2 (xorg-fonts xorg) [installed]
community/awesome-terminal-fonts 1.1.0-4 [installed]
community/powerline-fonts 2.8.2-2 [installed]
community/python-qtawesome 1.0.2-1 [installed]
community/sdl_ttf 2.0.11-6 [installed]
community/terminus-font 4.49.1-2 [installed]
community/ttf-fantasque-sans-mono 1.8.0-2 [installed]
community/ttf-inconsolata 1:3.000-3 [installed]
community/ttf-liberation 2.1.4-1 [installed]
community/ttf-roboto 2.138-4 [installed]
community/ttf-ubuntu-font-family 0.83-7 [installed]
multilib/lib32-fluidsynth 2.2.3-1 [installed]
multilib/lib32-fontconfig 2:2.13.94-1 [installed]
multilib/lib32-freetype2 2.11.0-3 [installed]
multilib/lib32-libxft 2.3.4-1 [installed]
multilib/lib32-sdl_ttf 2.0.11-5 [installed]
chaotic-aur/nerd-fonts-fantasque-sans-mono 2.1.0-1 (nerd-fonts) [installed]
chaotic-aur/noto-color-emoji-fontconfig 1.0.0-1 [installed]

inxi faa

System:    Host: vinay-80u0 Kernel: 5.14.5-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc 
v: 11.1.0 
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen 
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dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux 
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Mobo: LENOVO model: Lenovo Yoga710-1 v: SDK0J40709 WIN 
serial: <superuser required> UEFI: LENOVO v: 0GCN24WW(V1.08) date: 06/22/2018 
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cat /var/log/pacman.log

or use pamac history if pamac is installed.

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This should help as well:

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already did that its a package removal issue not settings issue


sudo pacman -Ss fira

and check what you get (I don't know in this moment the exact name).
Or, as said, search it in the pacman.log.

community/ttf-fira-mono 2:3.206-4 [installed]
Mozilla's monospace typeface designed for Firefox OS
community/ttf-fira-sans 1:4.301-2 [installed]
Mozilla's sans-serif typeface designed for Firefox OS

I'd go for this (but again search in the log)

its already installed, do you mean to remove it?

Did you read?

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My apologies, I didn't see [Installed], so it is something else.

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Are you sure you removed fonts and not emoji's or other stuff?
I remember once I had to install noto-color-emoji-fontconfig due to emoji's not shown (actually the little dragon besides the start menu).
I'd anyway check for "fonts" inside ~/.config/kdeglobals v/s the same in /etc/skel/.config/kdeglobals, and if you find Fira sans only in the latter I'd copy...
you could check what you see in System Settings / Fonts (and maybe Fonts Management)


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