Bug introduced in 10.0 or earlier and persisting through 10.2 or later
I use FontFamily->"Webdings" in interfaces in several places, but among other things for custom opener icons, for example I use the following "icons" for open and closed openers:
In version 10 this is what happens:
Both screen grabs are taken on the same computer. Webdings is installed. I open V9 and evaluate and take a grab. I close V9 and open V10 and do the same.
I knew the Mathematica fonts were different in V10 compared to V9 but I don't understand why Webdings would be being rendered differently. I've tested a hand full of other fonts, including Wingdings, and have not observed any difference between V9 and V10. Can anyone enlighten me why Webdings is now different?
I'm on OS X 10.9.4 but my interfaces have worked on both Windows and Mac with V9.
I always use OS X. On my current machine I am running OS X 10.9.4. I have V8, V9, and V10 installed. None of these have a
Regarding the error message that @m_goldberg gets when using
FromCharacterCode. The same message occurs in V8 and V9 so I think that is irrelevant to the present issue.
So the same error message occurs for
FromCharacterCode in previous versions but it clearly has no bearing on the using of
The present issue is that you could use Webdings as a font in V8 and V9 on OS X and now you can't.