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Missing Segoe UI Symbol - Using another font - problem

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  • Hi

    I would like to have in my app a symbol which looks like this one from the Finance app. Unfortunately I did not found it in the Segoe UI Symbol font, in fact I have not found any symbol which will be related somehow to plots, graphs, finance or stack exchange. Which is really strange for me. I have spotted another symbol (which alternatively may be used) in the Webdings font - code 0x8F. But I am not able to use it, putting it in similar way as I was doing with Segoe UI Symbol cause nothing:

    <Style x:Key="TileFinanceIconStyle" TargetType="TextBlock">
        <Setter Property="Text" Value="&#x008F;"/>
        <Setter Property="FontFamily" Value="Webdings"/>
        <Setter Property="FontSize" Value="32"/>
        <Setter Property="Foreground" Value="LightGray"/>
    </Style>
    Have any ideas where I may found required symbols?


    • Edited by klcikrras Tuesday, September 11, 2012 6:04 PM
    Tuesday, September 11, 2012 6:03 PM

Answers

  • I'm not sure which symbol you're looking for in: if you're talking about the Finance app's icon then that is a custom icon and not a generic symbol from a font.

    I'm not sure why Webdings 0x8F isn't showing up offhand. I can get other WebDings symbols to display, but I'll need to look into it.

    There are also several third party sources of fonts and icons you might want to look into, some of which may be used freely (but check the specific license).

    --Rob

    Wednesday, September 12, 2012 5:55 PM
    Owner
  • There is an effort to encode the Wingdings and Webdings symbols into Unicode, when that happens there's a very good chance these symbols will be included in Segoe UI Symbol. In fact they are already in the font as "unmapped" glyphs, waiting for their Unicode code-points to be made official.

    Thanks, Si

    Tuesday, September 18, 2012 7:54 PM

All replies

  • I'm not sure which symbol you're looking for in: if you're talking about the Finance app's icon then that is a custom icon and not a generic symbol from a font.

    I'm not sure why Webdings 0x8F isn't showing up offhand. I can get other WebDings symbols to display, but I'll need to look into it.

    There are also several third party sources of fonts and icons you might want to look into, some of which may be used freely (but check the specific license).

    --Rob

    Wednesday, September 12, 2012 5:55 PM
    Owner
  • There is an effort to encode the Wingdings and Webdings symbols into Unicode, when that happens there's a very good chance these symbols will be included in Segoe UI Symbol. In fact they are already in the font as "unmapped" glyphs, waiting for their Unicode code-points to be made official.

    Thanks, Si

    Tuesday, September 18, 2012 7:54 PM