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When I try to insert a special character/symbol/pictograph that has an emoji equivalent, it always changes into the emoji instead. Is there a way to make it not do this? I am not asking about how to disable emoji substitution when typing smileys in Messages. This is happening wherever I try to insert a symbol--in Safari, TextEdit, and I even tried symbol and text substitution in System Preferences but the symbols turned into emoji there also.

marked as duplicate by bmike May 20 '15 at 18:22

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  • @bmike I don't think this is quite a duplicate; this is asking about single characters with emoji equivalents, not character sequences getting replaced by emoji characters. – SilverWolf Jun 23 '18 at 17:08
  • I can't post this as an actual answer, but you can put U+FE0F after any character to make it show up as non-emoji. – SilverWolf Jun 23 '18 at 17:18

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