Black right-pointing arrow renders as an Emoji on iOS

I was recently using a simple Unicode arrow (▶) for a play button on a video which looked great, everywhere, except on iOS it was being rendered as an Emoji:

Sample rendering of the right-pointing arrow that is rendered as an Emoji instead of text on iOS

Although not terrible, it didn’t work with our design.

The fix is luckily easy, you just need to explicitly specify which variant you want:


Thanks to this Stackoverflow post!

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