This has bothered me ever since I saw it appearing in emails:
I’d love that J
WTF is that “J”? Does it stand for “joke”? “Jesus”?
After a while it became apparent that it’s somewhat equivalent to a smiley face, but I was still puzzled by it until I peeked under the hood today and found an email sent from Outlook with the following bit in the HTML part:
I'd love that <span style="font-family:Wingdings">J</span>
When rendered using the Windings font, indeed you get a smiley face:
I'd love that J
text/plain part of the email actually does contain the regular
:), so you’d only see the “J” showing up if your device is trying to display the HTML version but it doesn’t have the Windings font available.