View Full Version : Microsift Practicing Nazism?
12-12-2003, 06:08 PM
12-12-2003, 06:31 PM
I work for msn...aka the enemy...aka microshaft..what do you expect rofl
12-12-2003, 06:38 PM
12-12-2003, 09:16 PM
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."
The Redmond, Washington-based software maker said that it had contacted various Jewish organizations about the font and said a utility would be immediately available on its Web site that would remove the characters from the system.
Microsoft said it will release other tools at a later date to remove only the offending characters.
A form of the swastika has been used in the Buddhist religion to symbolize the feet or footprints of the Buddha. The symbol, which was also used widely in the ancient world including Mesopotamia, Scandinavia, India and the Americas, became common in China and Japan with the spread of Buddhism.
German dictator Adolf Hitler adopted the swastika as the symbol of the Nazi Party because of its nationalist identification, according to the Los Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal Center, an international Jewish human rights group.
03-25-2005, 06:11 AM
Well, they made a mistake, just like that one guy that spelled "Microsift".
03-25-2005, 06:12 AM
WTF is up with you?
03-25-2005, 09:33 AM
This is so insane, it completely baffles me.
Why don't they remove the letters n, a, z, and i from the keyboard as well to make sure no one can write nazi ?
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