OBJECT REPLACEMENT CHARACTER (\uFFFC) inserted by a user of mobile VE
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I'm not sure how did it happen or how to reproduce it, but reporting just in case:

In this edit some "" characters were inserted. It probably shouldn't have happened—I can't think of a reason for them to appear in articles.

The edit happens to be vandalism, and it was reverted because of other content problems. I don't know of a way to input these characters from mobile keyboards, so I guess that it's a bug in MobileFrontend or in the mobile browser that the editor used.

Here's another example in the English Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Dreamtime_%28disambiguation%29&diff=next&oldid=655168898

Both edits are tagged as "Mobile edit, Mobile web edit, Visual edit", so tagging both VE and MobileFrontend. (The Hebrew Wikipedia edit also has a "nowiki" tag, which is inserted by a local AbuseFilter.)

Amire80 created this task.May 22 2016, 7:13 AM
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Maybe an emoji?

Amire80 renamed this task from OBJECT REPLACEMENT CHARACTER inserted in a mobile web edit to OBJECT REPLACEMENT CHARACTER inserted in VE mobile web edits.May 24 2016, 6:35 AM
Amire80 updated the task description. (Show Details)

Maybe an emoji?

Maybe, but unlikely. Why wouldn't it be just inserted as the actual emoji?

And even if it is an emoji, this kind of conversion is wrong.

Jdforrester-WMF renamed this task from OBJECT REPLACEMENT CHARACTER inserted in VE mobile web edits to OBJECT REPLACEMENT CHARACTER (\uFFFC) inserted by a user of mobile VE.May 24 2016, 7:31 PM
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