HTML and Unicode chars - inconsistent rendering on Android

04-02-2020 02:15 AM
Esri Contributor

I am using HTLM with Unicode characters to "beautify" my surveys and I have noticed that on Android specifically there seems to be a problem:

In Connect my example looks like this:

So its nice because you get a "picture" or icon effect without the overhead...

Now on the Windows Survey123 app it looks like this:

Still looks quite the same, right?

Ok now lets see what Android does with this form:

I am okay with the unicode being rendered to look differently - but the positioning is all wrong...

Any ideas would be appreciated - but I think i'm on my own with this one :(

p.s I tried all kinds of tricks - from putting it in an html table etc etc... nothing works

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Esri Esteemed Contributor

Hi Deon,

Unfortunately, each OS maker is free to implement emojis based on their specifications; in the case of Automobiles (, it appears Google is rather unique in its implementation.  The same goes for how the characters align in text - it looks like Google doesn't treat it as a full height character...   

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