Using the number sign emoji #️⃣ creates unusable tags

Steps to reproduce

Use this unicode symbol in a note: :hash:

Expected result

I expected it to act like any other unicode emoji :apple::sweat_smile::octopus:

Actual result

The symbol gets formatted like a #tag even when used surrounded by spaces and the resulting tag contains an Unicode symbol that cannot be displayed.


  • Operating system:
    Win 10

  • Debug info:
    Obsidian version: v1.1.16
    Installer version: v1.1.9
    Operating system: Windows 10 Home 10.0.22621
    Login status: not logged in
    Insider build toggle: off
    Live preview: on
    Legacy editor: off
    Base theme: dark
    Community theme: none
    Snippets enabled: 0
    Restricted mode: off
    Plugins installed: 0
    Plugins enabled: 0


Additional information

Probably it has something to do with some symbols in the Unicode table being combined from two individual symbols, one of which is the regular number symbol #.

This should be intercepted by Obsidian.

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