How Are Wingdings Used Today?

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A group of dingbat typefaces called Wingdings convert letters into other symbols. By merging glyphs from Lucida Icons, Arrows, and Stars that were licensed by Charles Bigelow and Kris Holmes, they were first created by Microsoft in 1990. The creator of a tool used to create the typeface. Type Solutions, Inc., is … Read more

Is Creating a New Font Difficult?

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There are tons of high-quality fonts available online – both free and paid – that can be used in any design project. Many editing apps come with lots of pre-loaded fonts. However, there are times when you need a custom font to really make the design unique. If that’s the case, you’re … Read more

How to Translate the Windings Font

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Wingdings is a font that is hard to read. What would a random succession of symbols and shapes mean to any average reader, anyway? But some people do use it to hide a message, so if you stumble upon something that seems to be a word written in Wingdings, you might wonder … Read more

Story Behind Wingdings

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If you’re in school during the ‘90s to the aughts, you’ve probably played a lot with the fonts in Microsoft Word. Finding the perfect font for a school project or assignment is the fun part of doing them. For instance, if you want a creepy, Halloween-y font, you use “Chiller.” If you’re … Read more

Ways You Can Use Wingdings

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Wingdings fonts had become a bit of a phenomenon, especially in the ‘90s when it first came out. Part of the strange phenomenon is that these fonts are made of only a series of symbols. Knowing what symbols are available in the Wingdings fonts can help make your document or presentation more … Read more

Do Wingdings Have a Purpose?

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If you’ve spent a lot of time with Microsoft Word, you’ve probably encountered Wingdings on the font choices. But this font is made entirely out of symbols – you can’t read it as it is. It surely seems bizarre, like it was a code. What are the creators of the font thinking? … Read more

How Can I Find Free Fonts?

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When the typography budget is tight, one cannot afford to buy an expensive license for paid fonts. Almost every typographer needs new fonts to use in posters, branding projects, and website content for commercial use, and the preference is to find some fonts that do not cost a kidney.  The good news … Read more

How GPUs for PCs Work Compare to Consoles?

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With the release of the newest gaming tech, the argument over which one between a gaming PC or a gaming console is better is starting up again. Some parts of that argument involve the GPU. But first, what is exactly is a GPU? GPU stands for Graphics Processing Unit. It is a specialized processor … Read more