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?
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.