How can I display Wingdings characters in Firefox 3.5?


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

  • 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

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.


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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