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Microsoft to cut swastikas from software

Discussion in 'News' started by SimonV, Dec 13, 2003.

  1. SimonV

    SimonV Petabyte Poster Administrator

    [​IMG]<font size="3">Microsoft to cut swastikas from software
    Microsoft Corp. said on Friday that its latest version of Office software inadvertently contained a font featuring two swastikas, and said it would offer tools to remove and replace the offending characters from the program.

    The swastika, which was made infamous by Nazi Germany, was included in Microsoft's "Bookshelf Symbol 7" font. That font was derived from a Japanese font set, said Microsoft Office product manager Simon Marks.

    "It was discovered by one of our customers a couple weeks ago," Marks said, adding that there was "no indication of malicious intent."

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