Wingdings font family

Overview

The Wingdings fonts were designed by Kris Holmes and Charles Bigelow in 1990 and 1991. The fonts were originally named Lucida Icons, Arrows, and Stars to complement the Lucida text font family by the same designers. Renamed, reorganized, and released in 1992 as Microsoft Wingdings(TM), the three fonts provide a harmoniously designed set of icons representing the common components of personal computer systems and the elements of graphical user interfaces. There are icons for PC, monitor, keyboard, mouse, trackball, hard drive, diskette, tape cassette, printer, fax, etc., as well as icons for file folders, documents, mail, mailboxes, windows, clipboard, and wastebasket. In addition, Wingdings includes icons with both traditional and computer significance, such as writing tools and hands, reading glasses, clipping scissors, bell, bomb, check boxes, as well as more traditional images such as weather signs, religious symbols, astrological signs, encircled numerals, a selection of ampersands and interrobangs, plus elegant flowers and flourishes. Pointing and indicating are frequent functions in graphical interfaces, so in adition to a wide selection of pointing hands, the Wingdings fonts also offer arrows in careful gradations of weight and different directions and styles. For variety and impact as bullets, asterisks, and ornaments, Windings also offers a varied set of geometric circles, squares, polygons, targets, and stars.

File name Wingding.ttf
Wingdng2.ttf
Wingdng3.ttf
Styles & Weights Wingdings
Wingdings 2
Wingdings 3
Designers N/A
Copyright © 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
Font vendor Microsoft Corp.
Script Tags dlng:'Zsym'
slng:'Zsym'
Code pages Symbol Symbol Character Set
Fixed pitch False

Licensing and redistribution info

  • Font redistribution FAQ for Windows
  • License Microsoft fonts external link for enterprises, web developers, for hardware & software redistribution or server installations

Products that supply this font

Product name Font version
Windows 10 See the Windows 10 page.
Windows 8.1 See the Windows 8.1 page.
Windows 8 See the Windows 8 page.
Windows 7 See the Windows 7 page.
Windows Vista 5.00
Windows XP SP2 2.55
Windows XP 2.55
Windows 2000 2.55
Windows 98 Second Edition 2.55
Windows 98 2.50
Windows 95 2.00
Windows 3.1 1.00
Windows Server 2008 5.00
Windows Server 2003 2.55

This typeface is also available within Office applications. For more information visit this page.

Style & weight examples

Wingdings

Wingdings sample

Wingdings 2

Wingdings 2 sample

Wingdings 3

Wingdings 3 sample