[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #27961: Twitter auto-embed fails if tweet contains Emoji icon

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#27961: Twitter auto-embed fails if tweet contains Emoji icon
 Reporter:  MortimerCat   |      Owner:
     Type:  defect (bug)  |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal        |  Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Embeds        |    Version:  3.9
 Severity:  normal        |   Keywords:
  Focuses:  ui            |
 A little bit of history - I struggled to embed a specific tweet back in
 Sept 2012. All plugins I tried failed except "Awesome Tweet Embedr". Today
 I discovered that the same tweet fails to load in my new blog and the
 "Awesome Tweet Embedr" seems to have vanished. I investigated further and
 found the root cause.

 I have a fully updated multi-site system.

 Below is a sample tweet from my personal twitter. (generated by
 http://www.iemoji.com/ )


 I add it to my blog as a single line (nb it also fails if I use [embed}).

 When I view the post, it works. The emoji icons are replaced with a small
 box, but that is not a major issue.

 When I refresh the page, or whenever I look at the page again, all that
 appears is the tweet text up to the first icon. All the formatting has

 Here is my reproduction of the problem. It appeared as expected on the
 first viewing, but is broken on subsequent viewings.

 Looking at the HTML page source, I can see that whatever function
 Wordpress uses to process the tweet, it gives up at the first icon.

 The immediate fix would be for Wordpress to display a correctly formatted
 tweet - displaying the Emoji icon is not a priority.

 Whilst researching the problem, I have seen others on various forums
 asking about non-working tweet. They normally get a response of "its
 working for me". I suspect that this intermittent problem will explain
 some of those.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/27961>
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