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When viewing my twitter feed on my PC browser ( Firefox 20.0.1 on Windows Vista 32bit) certain characters come through garbled.

For example, this tweet to me:-

On my Android phone the tweet shows a Thumb-up symbol, but in my PC browser I see it as a small square containing the numbers 01F44D across two lines.

I thought that maybe my PC wasn't displaying UTF8 correctly, but I can view the example symbols on this page without any problem:-

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0x01xxxx is very high in the Unicode range; most fonts available on desktop/laptop machines don't include that range, while mobile phones do support it for emoji and similar. You might consider trying a font which represents more than usual of the full Unicode range; in particular, Quivira ( apparently includes the emoticon range, and therefore might be able to display that character where most fonts can't. Worth a try, at any rate -- – Aaron Miller Apr 16 '13 at 18:13
Works for me on Firefox / Win 7. Element appears to be <p class="js-tweet-text tweet-text "><a href="/RobSharp" class="twitter-atreply pretty-link" dir="ltr"><s>@</s><b>RobSharp</b></a> πŸ‘</p> Perhaps you have a script blocker on? – AthomSfere Apr 16 '13 at 18:15
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I have solved this with the help of this website:-

It told me that the font Symbola ( contains this character. I've installed it and it was immediately viewable in my browser.

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