These automatisms in browsers are giving me a bad time. Who the hell came unmedicated to the conclusion to let browsers transform emoticons into emojis? Text has to remain text and images have to remain images.
Of course I could add the text presentation selector (︎) as suffix to every emoticon I write, but that’s not the point. Also the suffix gets removed upon editing, so I need to add it over and over again. Programmatically scanning all texts and adding the suffix automatically is overkill and results in a huge performance loss.
I found an add-on for Firefox which claims to do disable emojis. But it doesn’t work, and also I don’t want a separate add-on for that. Seems like no one thought of a simple CSS setting to disable this crap. I don’t want smileys, emojis, whatever. This is all so painful.