Err, Critical Update? Don't waste my time...

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by chaos945, Feb 23, 2004.

  1. chaos945

    chaos945 Moderator

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    Are they kidding?

     
  2. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    AWwwww I wanted to see what was offensive, but you're zip looks to be corrupted :eek: :(
     
  3. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    Yup, it is.
     
  4. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Anyone notice anything "offensive?"
     
  5. Graebob

    Graebob Generally Random

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    if you squint your eyes and kinda tilt your head to the left it ALMOST looks like....a totally normal font! Its probably offensive because its totally pointless, yet another waste of Kbs on the old hdd...
     
  6. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    Sure it was only moaned about so I remember when outlook 2003 was released, or a pre-release.

    I think it was a Jewish organisation that minged about it.

    I see nowt wrong with it myself.

    Political correctness is destroying my Country & seems this disease is now spreading around the World.
     
  7. albybum

    albybum Penguin Rancher

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    Swastika Prompts Microsoft Font Recall
    Microsoft has announced the recall of the Bookshelf Symbol 7 font due to the inclusion of a swastika.

    http://typographi.ca/000755.php
     
  8. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    Just wondered, (so I can check it myself) where I can download this font. Any links that work?

    I have googled (uk/com/) all I get is 'how-to-remove-it' links.

    I want to see for myself what is so offensive about this font.

    (Thanks in advance for any working links or (ha ha ha ha) lame comments) :)
     
  9. Graebob

    Graebob Generally Random

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    theres a thumbnail above if you look. Also, i've just read that this is a japanese font. arent MS aware that in several asian religious methodologies the swastika is not a negative symbol at all?
     
  10. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    Thanks for Tip! :|
     
  11. polyglory

    polyglory Walkabout Specialist

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    You are quite correct, it is quite common in the Far East and a lot older that the Nazi use of it.
     
  12. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    what a load of rubish realising a critical patch :p best thing to have done was to sneak it in with sp2 ;)
     
  13. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    swastika

    The 'swastika' was a symbol of Christ on the cross. The Nazi's hijacked it as to oppress people. Hindu's, Japanese, far eastern people & Budhists (if that is right spelling) also use it in one form or another.

    Why is it we should be deprived of using it (not for political, antisemitic or race hate) for maps (Japanese as seen on sites) I've seen.

    The font was taken from Japanese fonts..Conspiricy theories it aint.
     
  14. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    ummmmm, ok... political correctness running rampant...
     
  15. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    I really wanted to say something to get it off my chest about this thread (happy it was posted, spot on), but the PC brigade will sodomise me.

    I will make my last comments about this post here and now.

    It would have been nice of M$ to put it on recommended section, or to stop taking on part of socities whinning. K, great post chaos945 !
     
  16. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    The Nazi interpretation was just one of many. The swastika means something completely different to me as an Indian.
     
  17. Pheonix

    Pheonix OSNN Junior Addict

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    Can someone show me where the Swasticka is in the above thumbnail. I have studied it for 10 mins and can not see it
     
  18. vern

    vern Dominus Political User Folding Team

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    I remember we had swastica symbols on the tiles of my high school. It didn't mean anything before WW2 since the high school was made years before WW2.
     
  19. chaos945

    chaos945 Moderator

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    Quite ridiculous, HERE is an image of the font it its entirety.
     
  20. devynal

    devynal The Idiot Circus Boy

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    Wasn't there a "critical update" not to long ago along the same lines? The only symbol I saw then was the Star of David...