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How can I display Wingdings characters in Firefox 3.5?

http://www.purplehell.com/riddletools/wingdingschart.htm

This page will render the special characters in IE6 but does not show the correct symbols in Firefox 3.5.

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In what OS are you having the problems? – Arjan Oct 14 '09 at 20:33
    
Tried both Mac OS 10.5 and OpenSolaris. – anon Oct 15 '09 at 3:39
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Firefox deliberately does not support webdings and wingdings. See this "bug". "Specifying Wingdings font is contrary to the published specifications, has never been a documented feature of HTML, is not reliable, and should not be done", according to this, which explains that you should be using unicode characters instead.

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Though the question is about Dingbats, not Wingdings: maybe the note on using "Arial Unicode MS" at Get Dingbats to appear in Firefox 3? can help.

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