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Posted on 10/18/2006 7:15:25 PM PDT by motherof2
Why is it that when NYC is typed in Microsoft Word '97 in courier font , you get NYC. But if you change the font of those letters to Webdings, you get icons meaning I love NY, if you then change the font to wingdings, you see icons of Skull and cross bones, Star of David, and a thumbs up ...why is this so? Why are there so many more MiddleEastern fonts available than other non English languages? This is an old problem ...I'd like to know if our Intelligence Community has looked in to it yet??
posted on 10/18/2006 7:15:26 PM PDT
posted on 10/18/2006 7:16:49 PM PDT
posted on 10/18/2006 7:20:27 PM PDT
by PA Engineer
(Liberate America from the occupation media.)
There are a lot less people who use modern Hebrew than use any of the other Middle-eastern languages, ie, Arabic, etc.
posted on 10/18/2006 7:21:36 PM PDT
posted on 10/18/2006 7:23:25 PM PDT
(There is no so such thing as a Free Lunch. Why not Join the Hundreds of FReepers Donating Monthly?)
Mommmmm! You're embarrassing me.
BTW, you got WAAAAY too much time on your hands.
posted on 10/18/2006 7:24:22 PM PDT
by Lonesome in Massachussets
(The hallmark of a crackpot conspiracy theory is that it expands to include countervailing evidence.)
posted on 10/18/2006 7:25:10 PM PDT
(Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
This is like, so 1991.
Why is it when you switch to Mini Pics Borderline (US states), you get Idaho, Minneapolis, and Alaska? It just doesn't seem fair.
posted on 10/18/2006 7:29:55 PM PDT
(It's not a religion.)
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I'm completely serious. Can't say more. Being watched.
One good answer is ~ spare change ~ Arabs got lots of spare change and buy lots of software.
There are also a wide variety of fonts for semitic languages. They've been around awhile ~ like since the invention of alphabets.
posted on 10/18/2006 7:33:26 PM PDT
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