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The minim symbol is an m with a long tail on its lower right, crossed by an x. In Unicode, it's combined with the Scorpio astrological sign and, on Macs, that is inexplicably forced into a disgusting emoji-style icon even in plain running text.

The symbol itself is an English or language question but, since I'm curious about how to format the CSS or HTML to force my Mac to display it in a less obnoxious form, I suppose it's really a question for one of the computing subs. But which one is appropriate? Any idea?

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It depends in what context you want to know about changing their display...

You mention HTML & CSS so your question may be OK on Stack Overflow.

Super User has a number of emoji display issue questions so may be more appropriate if your question is more generally about their display. A similar example:

If your question is more macOS specific (and less programming specific) you may want to post on Ask Different. A similar question there:

I'm not familiar with either so make sure to check the relevant help pages to make sure your question is on-topic and search through existing questions first.

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The symbol itself is an English or language question but,

Since you're curious about how to format the CSS or HTML to force your Mac to display it in a less obnoxious form, I suppose it's really a question for Stack Overflow.

Because it's a valid practical programming question, Stack Overflow will accept it. However as a regular notice, I suggest that you search for similar questions in case it's a duplicate.

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    My best bet would be that SO says "it can't be fixed" and moves on – John Dvorak Jul 11 '17 at 6:54

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