Mozilla Thunderbird 2
This has been annoying me for ages, smiley faces for Microsoft Outlook showing up as J’s in my Thunderbird emails. So here’s the fix:
- Go to C:\Program Files\Mozilla Thunderbird\res\ and create a ‘fonts’ folder.
- Create a file named fontEncoding.properties. You can right click in the fonts folder, then click create new ‘Text document’, then rename it.
- Open the fontEncoding.properties file with your favourite text editor.
- Add the following, save, close, then restart Mozilla Thunderbird:
# Symbol font
encoding.wingdings.ttf = windows-1252
encoding.wingdings2.ttf = windows-1252
encoding.wingdings3.ttf = windows-1252
encoding.webdings.ttf = windows-1252
Big thanks go to http://blog.tcg.com/tcg/2008/03/j-instead-of-sm.html
Mozilla Thunderbird 3
Try this: https://github.com/richq/smileyfixer/downloads
Thanks to Bojan for posting the link.
Mozilla Thunderbird >3
This problem has been fixed now. Upgrade Thunderbird if you are still having issues.