Wrong glyph displayed for U+2638 in Segoe UI Symbol

Fixed Issue #8143689


Ilya K.
Jul 11, 2016
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Found in
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Internet Explorer
  • Chrome
Fixed in build #
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Steps to reproduce

When displaying WHEEL OF DHARMA (U+2638) using the Segoe UI Symbol font, the browser displays a six-spoked wheel instead of an eight-spoked wheel like it should be. Other fonts properly display an eight-spoked wheel, as can be seen here: http://www.fileformat.info/info/unicode/char/2638/fontsupport.htm


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  • Whenever I visit that link in Firefox, the Segoe UI Symbol shows a six spoked wheel in all browsers, including Firefox.  Can you provide more detail regarding repro steps so that I can see the 8 spoked wheel as you describe?

    I’ve attached a screenshot showing what I describe above.

    All the best,
    The MS Edge Team

  • Microsoft Edge Team

    Changed Assigned To to “Brad E.”

  • If you click the “view all” link at the top of the font list, you can see that nearly all other fonts use the eight-spoked wheel. Also note that that list is using server-generated images to show what the character looks like in different fonts. To see the text rendering of the character, you can visit the browser test page http://www.fileformat.info/info/unicode/char/2638/browsertest.htm which also shows the six-spoked rendering.

  • 7/10/16 Posted in Chrome Help Forum here by Atasco Osage
    7/11/16 Posted as Chrome bug 627218
    then reposted here (Ilya K.)
    7/12/16 Chrome bug 627218 deferred to this Microsoft font bug

    On Windows 8.1, some of the local Microsoft fonts have 8 spokes, Segoe UI Symbols has 6. See the www.fileformat local font list tool
    Most fonts use the Segoe UI Symbol as a fallback. Only 4 or 5 MS* fonts, and Arial Unicode MS, use 8 spokes.
    The local font list tool displays the same in IE and Chrome.
    Attached as Dharma-LocalFontList.

    In Win8.1 the browsertest page (See Ilya K. above) shows 8 spokes for IE, 6 for Chrome. Chrome uses Segoe UI Symbol.
    Attached as Dharma-IE8-Chr6

  • Microsoft Edge Team

    Changed Assigned To to “Christian F.”

    Changed Assigned To from “Christian F.” to “Judy S.”

    Changed Status to “Fixed”

  • Thanks for your feedback on this problem. We have fixed the problem and you should see the changes roll out to insider preview builds soon, and then finally once RS2 ships.

    Please feel free to reactivate this feedback item if you still see the problem after RS2 and we’ll be happy to investigate again.

    All the best,
    The MS Edge Team

  • Microsoft Edge Team

    Changed Assigned To to “Judy S.”

    Changed Status from “Fixed”

    Changed Status to “Fixed”

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