@philipbrewer If you insert an emoji in a post on your blog, does it disappear there, too? The ♀️ symbol is an old-school, pre-emoji Unicode pictoglyph, U+2640, that was emojified when emoji were added to Unicode, but it’s in the older, standard glyph range, which to me explains why it survives (it’s used with a zero-width joiner to provide gender to human emoji, which then display as a single man-or-woman emoji glyph).
I’m wondering if there’s some setting/misconfiguration on your blog that’s stripping higher (emoji) codepoints. (WordPress’s history of internationalization support has been checkered, at best, from defaulting to Latin-1 database tables for waaay too many years to truncating posts/titles/etc any time it encountered a character beyond the Basic Multilingual Plane to…who knows what else.) I’m thinking there’s a gremlin in there eating your emoji.
This particular case, though, appears to be at the blog level rather than the browser level, because the rest of us aren’t seeing them in the displayed webmention on your post, either :-)
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