Whenever i use e.g. the “heavy check mark” character, U+2714, it gets replaced by an image of a red check mark. I don’t want that. In some contexts i have it carefully arranged that the text is a very specific shade of green. How do i get just a text character, ✔, instead of an image?

For example

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On top, the two check mark characters are shown as simple text on a desktop. The same characters appear as colored images in my e-mail client on Android..

What characters are replaced seems to depend on the exact OS version, possibly on the manufacturer’s branding, too. In my case it is KitKat, 4.4.2, on a Samsung tablet. For CyanogenMod 4.4.4, the “heavy check mark” is shown as a character, but the “white heavy check mark”, U+2705, ✅, still gets replaced.

  • Possibly autocorrect at work? Try turning it off in your language/keyboard options to see if it has an effect. – wbogacz May 20 '15 at 12:43
  • What kind of input are you talking about? "i have it carefully arranged that the text is a very specific shade of green" suggests something other than "standard user input". – Izzy May 20 '15 at 12:52
  • This happens everywhere. In emails i receive, in webviews where i know it is the character. – ospalh May 20 '15 at 12:55
  • Firefox for Android manages to show the characters as text (black), Chrome for Android is doing the replacement (red check mark surrounded by black text). – ospalh May 20 '15 at 13:26

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