How can I prevent an emoticon from displaying?

Last modified by Thomas Mortagne on 2023/10/10

There are 2 solutions:

  • Solution 1: Disable the display of all emoticons. This is done by turning off the Icon Transformation, see Rendering Transformation configuration for details on how to do that.
  • Solution 2: Escape the text representing the emoticon so that it's not displayed as an emoticon. For example if you have:
    This is fun :)

    You can escape it using XWiki Syntax 2.0+ by using the verbatim syntax ({{{...}}}), as follows:

    This is fun {{{:)}}}
  • Solution 3: Since XWiki 8.4.5+/9.3RC1+. Redefine the emoticon in with a blank value. For example to prevent (n) from displaying you'd add:
    rendering.transformation.icon.mappings = (n) =

    See the Icon Transformation documentation for more.

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