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Bug Is Behind J's in Place of Emoticons in Emails Sent From Microsoft Outlook

  • USA Today, Tuesday, September 20, 2016 4:54 AM

A bug in Microsoft Outlook software for Windows makes smiley face emoticons looks like J's. The issue has been around since around 2010 and it exists in email, contacts, calendars and notes. The hiccup appears when the user types the plain text version of a smiley face :) and appears to the recipient as a J.

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