Weird emojis in new S22

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I just upgraded from a S10 to a S22. Now all of a sudden I get these weird emojis, for example in previews for WhatsApp messages, in the emoji recommendations in Gboard, or when I switch to display as "system emojis" on Signal.

Where do these things come from, and how can I get "normal" emojis again?

These things don't even look like real emojis, more like colored ASCII characters (see screenshots).

My model number is S22 SC-51C (branded Galaxy S22 by Japanese provider docomo), running Android 13, One UI 5.0.
 

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TheRealPeterson

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So strange. Gboard's emoji set seems to be mixed on my device, the emoji set of the Samsung keyboard only features those pseudo emojis.

Since I did install Gboard over the Samsung keyboard, that would mean that Gboard cannot overwrite the system icons ... ?
 

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So strange. Gboard's emoji set seems to be mixed on my device, the emoji set of the Samsung keyboard only features those pseudo emojis.

Since I did install Gboard over the Samsung keyboard, that would mean that Gboard cannot overwrite the system icons ... ?
Yeah each keyboard have their own flare of emojis but I think because your firmware and country the Samsung keyboard like that with the emojis
 
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Picture style emojis were originated by Japanese carrier Docomo, so a device made for use in the Japanese market probably retains them on the keyboard due to familiarity by Japanese customers.

Sent from my SM-S908U1 using Tapatalk
 
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