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Is there a way to fix smilies in received emails that looks like "J" in Gmail?

Other mail clients (such as Outlook) changes ":)" to smile character in Wingdings font that is letter "J". Although, in html style attribute font-family: Wingdings; is set, it still shows as "J" in Firefox.

The solution could be adding encoding support for Wingdings font, but I would be more interested in Gmail Apps Script (via Gmail Blog) solution, so it would work on other computers for my account.

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Which version of Firefox? –  Random Guy Oct 5 '11 at 10:37
    
It also shows as J in the latest version of Chrome, and in Opera 11.51 –  Peter Boughton Oct 5 '11 at 15:56
    
Currently I'm using Firefox 7.0.1. However, as Wingdings is an obscure proprietary font, I don't think other versions have support for it. –  Domas Oct 6 '11 at 9:51
    
@Domas You can get rid of this problem if u were using Firefox 3, a little edit in a font property file would have solved this problem. –  Random Guy Oct 7 '11 at 6:10
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Gmail running into iPhone Mail through Exchange renders the J, as well, I believe. –  abby hairboat Nov 14 '11 at 14:25

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Well, there's always installing Wingdings, but doesn't gmail have its own set of emoticons? This would be rendered as a tiny image, rather than a font glyph, and therefore independent of any fonts you may not have installed.

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Gmail has its own Emoticons, yes. However, as I've stated in my questions, the problem is when other mail clients sends messages (received in gmail) where smileys/emoticons are used from Wingdings font. –  Domas Jan 17 '12 at 16:43
    
Ah, my mistake. Sorry! –  timothymh Jan 17 '12 at 21:24

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