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Why the Wingdings font exists

Wingdings is the font made entirely out of symbols. But why does it exist?

As a means of writing sentences, Wingdings fails — but that was never its purpose. It was created to be used as a unique tool for the pre-internet era. It was akin to emojis, but with even more utility.

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