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September 30, 2011

Fake Friday: Use Of Wingdings Font May Hinder Candidate's Chances

Ottawa Centre - Local independent candidate John Black is frustrated to discover his campaign signs have been mistakenly printed using the Wingdings font which may hinder his election chances. The somewhat hard-to-read campaign signs were hastily printed and Mr. Black regretfully admits he forgot to proof read the final design before it was sent to the printers. "I just got so busy with looming deadlines that I guess I forgot to double check my sign's font." Black admitted when the gaff was pointed out to him by a local resident. "They were originally going to be a nice Futura font, but I must have accidentally pressed something on the keyboard and Wingdings came out." responded a frazzled Black.

Wingdings is a TrueType dingbat font included in all versions of Microsoft Windows from version 3.1 onwards and was originally developed in 1990 by Microsoft by combining glyphs from Lucida Icons, Arrows, and Stars. Independent candidate John Black is disappointed to learn of his typo on the election campaign signs, but is confident voters will see past his Wingdings characters and really appreciate his serious stance on provincial infrastructure development, health care, taxes and education initiatives. "Please look past the Wingdings and realize I am committed to serious change in this province." Black exclaimed. No plans have been made to fix the Wingding signs as Black's promotional budget has already been used for the current signs.

This post originally appeared on the-o-dot and is re-published here with permission.

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1 comment:

  1. Anonymous9:17 PM

    Too bad. Now nobody will know what "type" of policies he was campaigning on.

    If only he had used Comic Sans...


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