I just received a couple of text messages from a friend.
The first message read "Type in this expression exactly, or the script will not work."
The second message read "Equals symbol, emoticon, five, emoticon, closing parenthesis, emoticon"
I later found out that he actually sent "=x-(5:O)<3" ("Equals symbol, x, minus symbol, opening parenthesis, five, colon, capital o, closing parenthesis, less than symbol, three")
I have noticed that my outgoing texts have the same problem.
I have searched the internet for solutions, but there is conflicting information about whether or not the emoticons are sent over the internet as text or as images. See
Some say that smileys are not ordinary characters and are converted into MMS before sending
Others think they are just sent as it is and phone translates them later
Furthermore, none of the proposed solutions on the internet have worked for me.
I have 2 questions:
How do I disable all emoticons on incoming text messages?
How do I disable all emoticons on outgoing text messages?