Using Wingdings fonts and Wingdings symbols
Origin of Wingdings fonts
The origin of Wingdings fonts goes back to the nineties when Charles Bigelow and Kris Holmes designed these fonts as a complement of the already developed font Lucida. Later on the original Wingdings font was taken over by Microsoft and it is a standard font on all Microsoft word applications nowadays.
Wingdings fonts are TrueType fonts and come with different versions: the original Wingdings font, Wingdings2, Wingdings3 and Webdings.
Use of Wingdings symbols
Wingdings fonts show pictures, images and symbols instead of letters and are widely used to type frequently used symbols such as smilies ☺, arrows ←↑, the telephone symbol ✆, and many others.
But, what's the purpose of Wingdings symbols and why should we use them? Using Wingdings symbols simply vitalizes your website and documents.
Access to Wingdings symbols
But how can you find and access all those Wingdings symbols? There are different methods: some characters can be typed with certain predefined Alt codes, another possibility is to use the character map or Words menu item "Insert" when writing a Word document.
These are certainly possible methods to get access to Wingdings symbols. However, there is a much easier alternative for a convenient insertion of these characters - PopChar.
How can PopChar help me to use Wingdings fonts and their symbols?
PopChar is a user-friendly character map that lets you insert characters and symbols from all installed fonts into your documents - no matter what application you're currently using. You have just to make sure that Wingdings fonts are installed.
There is no need to search for and remember different keyboard combinations. All you need to do is open up PopChar and click on the desired Wingdings symbol and it instantly appears in your document. No more memorizing keystrokes!
But PopChar is also useful for a variety of different languages - PopChar can insert Hebrew, Arabic, German, Spanish and other language-specific TrueType characters and it also supports other technical languages like HTML.