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  1. With the Falco, I thought at first that it was a ventriloquist with her figure (“dummy”) or puppet of some kind, and the dialog was about getting back in and out of his storage box. (But then the “rebooting” joke wasn’t working.)

  2. I don’t know if this will work any better. Instead of HTML objects, what about unicode characters:

    #@☆*♄&꩜!!*

  3. It worked.
    I couldn’t find a unicode character — not even an emoji — for the ringed planet. Kilby’s Empty Set symbol is one solution. I used the astronomical symbol for Saturn, ♄, U+2644. The asterisks required a backslash so they wouldn’t be taken as Markdown formatters. The spiral is “Cham punctuation spiral”, U+AA5C; Cham, apparently, is an Indochinese language.

  4. Very nice, jajizi! Using the astro symbol for Saturn is good lateral thinking if the expected ringed-sphere cannot be gotten.

    The only trouble with using parts of Unicode is that some platforms don’t have some sections or newer additions, so display a failure glyph of some kind. This one came out much better on my iPad than a Windows 10 desktop in Chrome.

    𝓣𝓱𝓮 𝓸𝓷𝓵𝔂 𝓽𝓻𝓸𝓾𝓫𝓵𝓮 𝔀𝓲𝓽𝓱 𝓾𝓼𝓲𝓷𝓰 𝓹𝓪𝓻𝓽𝓼 𝓸𝓯 𝓤𝓷𝓲𝓬𝓸𝓭𝓮 𝓲𝓼 𝓽𝓱𝓪𝓽 𝓼𝓸𝓶𝓮 𝓹𝓵𝓪𝓽𝓯𝓸𝓻𝓶𝓼 𝓭𝓸𝓷’𝓽 𝓱𝓪𝓿𝓮 𝓼𝓸𝓶𝓮 𝓼𝓮𝓬𝓽𝓲𝓸𝓷𝓼 𝓸𝓻 𝓷𝓮𝔀𝓮𝓻 𝓪𝓭𝓭𝓲𝓽𝓲𝓸𝓷𝓼, 𝓼𝓸 𝓭𝓲𝓼𝓹𝓵𝓪𝔂 𝓪 𝓯𝓪𝓲𝓵𝓾𝓻𝓮 𝓰𝓵𝔂𝓹𝓱 𝓸𝓯 𝓼𝓸𝓶𝓮 𝓴𝓲𝓷𝓭.

    𝕋𝕙𝕖 𝕠𝕟𝕝𝕪 𝕥𝕣𝕠𝕦𝕓𝕝𝕖 𝕨𝕚𝕥𝕙 𝕦𝕤𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕡𝕒𝕣𝕥𝕤 𝕠𝕗 𝕌𝕟𝕚𝕔𝕠𝕕𝕖 𝕚𝕤 𝕥𝕙𝕒𝕥 𝕤𝕠𝕞𝕖 𝕡𝕝𝕒𝕥𝕗𝕠𝕣𝕞𝕤 𝕕𝕠𝕟’𝕥 𝕙𝕒𝕧𝕖 𝕤𝕠𝕞𝕖 𝕤𝕖𝕔𝕥𝕚𝕠𝕟𝕤 𝕠𝕣 𝕟𝕖𝕨𝕖𝕣 𝕒𝕕𝕕𝕚𝕥𝕚𝕠𝕟𝕤, 𝕤𝕠 𝕕𝕚𝕤𝕡𝕝𝕒𝕪 𝕒 𝕗𝕒𝕚𝕝𝕦𝕣𝕖 𝕘𝕝𝕪𝕡𝕙 𝕠𝕗 𝕤𝕠𝕞𝕖 𝕜𝕚𝕟𝕕.

    ˙puıʞ ǝɯos ɟo ɥdʎןƃ ǝɹnןıɐɟ ɐ ʎɐןdsıp os ‘suoıʇıppɐ ɹǝʍǝu ɹo suoıʇɔǝs ǝɯos ǝʌɐɥ ʇ,uop sɯɹoɟʇɐןd ǝɯos ʇɐɥʇ sı ǝpoɔıu∩ ɟo sʇɹɐd ƃuısn ɥʇıʍ ǝןqnoɹʇ ʎןuo ǝɥ⊥

  5. But later I do seem to have a ringed planet emoji

    🪐

    On iPad that looks to me like Saturn conventionalized. How does it show up for others?

  6. Keywords: ringed planet, saturn, saturnine, outer space
    Codepoints: 1FA90
    Introduced: February, 2019 in Unicode version 12.0.0 (Emoji version 12.0)

  7. Interesting! I see the “ringed planet” emoji on my iPad. On my Mac, I see a drawing — not a character — of Saturn:

    https://s0.wp.com/wp-content/mu-plugins/wpcom-smileys/twemoji/2/svg/1fa90.svg

    Does WordPress substitute that automatically if the Unicode glyph is not available?

    My Mac is still running the 2018 edition of macOS (“Mojave”). (I have been intending to upgrade that as soon as I get a round tuit. But I think the tuit factory in China has been on lockdown.)

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