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Today has been brought to you by the letter “J”

April 14, 2011

For months I’ve been trying to work out why some people whom I know to be completely sane and rational human beings sign off their emails with a J…

Just in case it was part of some groovy , “down with the kids” street slang I had a search online, and apparently it’s blimmin’ Microsoft.

The letter J sometimes appears seemingly out of place in emails sent from Microsoft Outlook. In reality, it’s meant to be a smiley. This happens because Outlook uses the Wingdings font to render a smiley, and the Wingdings character for a smiley stands at the code point that usually represents the letter J. (Note that there is a Unicode character for a smiley: U+263A, which renders as.)”

I should have known!.
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One Comment
  1. James Clay permalink

    InterestingJas in J for JamesJ

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