Really, What Are Wingdings and Why Are They Important?

Before the emoji, there was the Wingdings font. Depending on your age, you may not necessarily recognize these symbols by name, but you have probably seen them in various documents over the years.

This font brings up a few questions that we have long been hoping to find the answers: Where did they come from, these squiggles, flowers, arrows and pictographs? What is their purpose?

Thankfully, we are pleased to say that we finally have the answer. Watch the below video to learn the origin and purpose of this weird collection of symbols. Then check out this story about the time before fonts and how some are preserving the lost art of handwriting.

Had you heard of the Wingdings font before? Did you know their purpose or history prior to watching the video? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!

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