Symbolic fonts: Webdings and Wingdings

by Yang Yang on December 23, 2008

Webdings, Wingdings, Wingdings 2 and Wingdings 3 are very interesting symbolic fonts shipped in all versions of MS Windows but not included in other OS and platforms such as Mac OS. All versions of Internet Explorer display them correctly in CSS typography but in other browsers you can’t expect them safe for text glyphs because most of the characters or symbols are not found in Unicode.

Make a tiny image of the glyph for web usage.

Here is a complete collection of usable glyphs found in Webdings, Wingdings, Wingdings 2 and Wingdings 3 assembled in layered PNG. Download and open it in Fireworks so you can easily extract any of them to make an adorable tiny symbol image in your web designs or logo designs.

Webdings, Wingdings, Wingdings 2, Wingdings 3

Note that they are not web safe because only Windows comes equipped with these fonts. For a list of web safe fonts, read here.

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