Charles Bigelow's favorite Wingdings are the floral elements, or fleurons, which were partly inspired by flowers in his and Holmes's garden the summer they designed the font. Others are inspired by Renaissance printing, English roses, and other foliage:


Awesome fact of the day. I found some utility in them, but the history connects it all.

In the public school in which I teach, wing-dings are useful to add privacy to our web based student attendance system. Kids with health issues, Individualized Education Plans, parent custody notifications, English language learners, outstanding behavioral concerns, homelessness, and others are indicated by student names with particular wing-dings. The coding of the wing dings is given to teachers each year so that we can help get the needed services to the right kid, or at least, make a teacher better aware of a student's given situation quickly.

posted by kleinbl00: 865 days ago