Critical Update! “Unacceptable symbols” in font!

Not sure why, but over the last few days, windows has been hounding me about the following:

“A critical update is available to remove unacceptable symbols from the Bookshelf Symbol 7 font that is included with Microsoft Office 2003. The Bookshelf Symbol 7 font is contained in the Bssym7.ttf file.”

Turns out I already have the new version, but Windows wanted to make sure, I guess.

This site describes the defect pretty well – apparently the critical update first went out in 2004. Can you believe that there were swastikas and jewish stars in the font. Heaven forbid!

It bugs me that this was marked as a critical update.

So, in a single move, Microsoft has not only annoyed every Windows customer with an unnecessary Windows Update, but also completely alienated the Nazi party. How will they write their memos now?

2 thoughts on “Critical Update! “Unacceptable symbols” in font!

  • August 6, 2007 at 8:16 pm

    Please… can anyone send me the ORIGNAL FONT? There once was a website which had it for downloading, but it disappeared. I want the original font and not this damn fucking stupid removal tool! So please mail me at [email protected] or write a commend with a link for download. Thanks.

  • August 17, 2007 at 6:33 pm

    Aha – we’ve smoked out a nazi! Quick – everyone spam him! 🙂


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