Wingdings is a character set that displays symbols rather than letters. Some users type in wingdings in order to encrypt secret messages or hide "Easter eggs" within their web pages. If you want to read these secret messages, you have to "translate" them. In order to read wingdings, follow this quick and easy tip.
Identify a block of text written in wingdings. For an example of wingdings, view the Resources section below.
Highlight the wingding text with your cursor. Copy it to your clipboard by pressing "Ctrl-C."
Open a text editor, such as Notepad or Microsoft Word. Paste the wingdings into your text editor by pressing "Ctrl-V."
Select the pasted text and change the font to Times New Roman (or another readable font). You can now read the text.
There are variations of Wingdings called Wingdings 2 and Webdings.
Tips and warnings
- There are variations of Wingdings called Wingdings 2 and Webdings.