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The Cute and the Creepy in MS Word

June 2nd, 2003 · No Comments

Via Plotzworld come some interesting revelations about Microsoft’s font sets. Go into MS Word, crank up your font size, and type “NYC” in capitals. Then highlight it and change the font to Webdings. Cute, huh? Ok, highlight it again and change the font to Wingdings. Creepy to say the least.

Microsoft has said (and I’ll buy it, I guess) that the Wingdings thing is just a coincidence. The Webdings string was created to be more pleasant because MS caught so much flak over the previous string. But that’s not the freakiest coincidence by far. Also in Wingdings, try typing “Q33.” Then Google “Q33”รข??you’ll see that the first result is this. Freaky, freaky, freaky.

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