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Windows 7: Thunderbird Displaying Wingdings Smiley Faces as Letter J

06 Sep 2014   #1
ESL

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Thunderbird Displaying Wingdings Smiley Faces as Letter J

Thunderbird is displaying wingdings smiley faces as the capital letter J. I have read about numerous fixes for this problem on other sites, but none of them seem to work. What is the definitive fix for this? Thanks.


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06 Sep 2014   #2
Not Myself

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

A quick search of mozillaZine for "Wingdings" turned up this old thread:

Smiley displaying as "J" ? mozillaZine Forums

I stopped looking at the list of threads returned by that search at that point; you might continue the search at Index page ? mozillaZine Forums by entering "Wingdings in the Boards search block on he right side of the page.
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22 Jan 2016   #3
LoreneJGoodwin

Windows 7
 
 

A receiver-side solution to this problem would be to install the SWEC (Symbola-based Wingdings Emoticons Compatibility) font: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bw...Ex0bEZCQUNrSGs

It provides basic compatibility with Wingdings emoticons. (In Wingdings, "J" represents a smile, "K" represents a lack of expression, and "L" represents a frown.) Background: certain versions of Microsoft e-mail clients still in use change user-typed expressions such as ":)", ":|", and ":(" into "J", "K", and "L", respectively, and then specify Wingdings as the font family; recipients on systems which do not include a Wingdings-compatible font are not able to see the intended emoticons, which can cause confusion.
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