Saturday, June 9, 2007

Top Ten Conspiracy Theories, Number 4

Microsoft sends messages on Wingdings Font


In the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks on New York's World Trade Center came the resurgence of some several-year-old rumors about "secret messages" lurking within Microsoft's symbolic Webdings and Wingdings fonts, one innocuous and the other supposedly pointedly anti-Semitic — typing the letters NYC using the Webdings font in Microsoft Word (or similar application) produced, as shown below, an image of an eye, a heart, and a city skyline, assumed to be a rebus form of the phrase "I love New York" (although the last image could really be any big city skyline). Switching to the WingDings font produced an image of a skull and crossbones, a Star of David, and a thumbs-up symbol, read by some conspiracy-minded folks as a symbolic approval of the killing of Jews.

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1 comment:

Maasanova said...

Actually you've gotten the context completely incorrect.

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