microsoft is funny

ok.. so my little critical update downloader thing is blinking at me.. click on it and it tells me it wants to install this update:

Critical Update for Windows
This item updates the Bookshelf Symbol 7 font included in some Microsoft products. The font has been found to contain unacceptable symbols. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

WTF? Anyway.. fired up charmap.. its got some random accented characters, several Chinese characters, a few weird symbols, a Jewish star of David and a swastika (sp) :)


Posted by matt on 7/28/04 at 7:33AM



I can see how that is critical. As in, "people are being critical of my font."

Posted by chris on 7/28/04 at 7:46AM


They got rid of the star of david as well.

Posted by chris on 7/28/04 at 7:48AM


My favorite font story ever was the old wingdings; apparently, if you typed NYC in all caps you got a skull, a star of david, and a thumbs up. I first saw the story in a tabloid in the supermarket under the title "program of hate". ^_^ I wonder if it still does it?

But Matt, if you're getting that blinking crit update thingy, that means you have autoupdate on, which is a no-no. Might wanna kill that service, 'cause it tattles to Microsoft on all sorts of things (they quietly removed the "this is done without sending any information to Microsoft" clause a while back).

Posted by martin on 7/28/04 at 9:06AM


figured I'd give it a shot on this install of windows.. its not set to install automatically, only download and then annoy the hell out of me until i reboot. :)

Posted by matt on 7/28/04 at 10:31AM

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