What is this symbol?

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  1. kodaker macrumors member

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    I keep seeing this symbol in this forum and have no idea what it means or how to make it.

    Help!
     
  2. edlex macrumors 68000

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  3. kovey macrumors 6502a

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    It's clearly a turkey leg. Jesus Christ, do you know what forum you're on?
     
  4. Clix Pix macrumors demi-goddess

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  5. mightyjabba macrumors 65816

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    It's not a cross-platform symbol, so it may display as something else on some computers, apparently.
     
  6. Runt888 macrumors 6502a

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    On Chrome Windows it's just a box, which means that the font doesn't have a glyph for that symbol.
     
  7. ericgtr12 macrumors 6502a

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    Most of the time it shows up as a square (like a checkbox) and not an apple, at least for me in Chrome.
     
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  9. Goldfrapp macrumors 601

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    Obviously.

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    You're using the wrong browser.
     
  10. Downs2011 macrumors regular

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    :D I think this is hilarious, show some respect and at least use Safari while reading on Mac Rumors!:p
     
  11. Clix Pix macrumors demi-goddess

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    Oh, of course -- I should have thought that the OP might be using a WINDOWS machine! Duh, me. Yes, the apple symbol works the way I said when one is typing on a Mac and using Safari......and since this IS a Mac forum, I naturally tend to assume that most participants (except in the iPhone subforum) are Mac users.
     
  12. kodaker thread starter macrumors member

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  13. ericgtr12 macrumors 6502a

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    My bad ☐
     
  14. GrumpyMom macrumors 603

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    That wasn't a very polite answer but I laughed so hard! So beautifully grumpy, I am humbled.
     
  15. Cuyler, Apr 18, 2015
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    It's a special symbol designated for private use that software companies can use however they want. In Apple's fonts, it appears as their logo :)apple:). On a Windows Machine you can enter it by holding the Alt key and typing +F8FF on the numeric keypad (or just use cut and paste). On this forum, you can type
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    :apple:
    into a post and it will be converted to the Apple logo in the post.

    Companies like Microsoft probably don't feel any obligation to render the F8FF character as an Apple logo.
    See ➔ http://hea-www.harvard.edu/~fine/OSX/unicode_apple_logo.html

    Another fun character is #, which looks best on the latest version of iOS. Elsewhere, I've seen it rendered as an ordinary alien, but on iOS 8.3, it's a nod to a famous Star Trek alien. Once Unicode 7 becomes official, I think it will become universal.
     
  16. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    I think you've posted to the wrong thread by mistake. Jesus did not make a post in this one.
     
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  19. John6Plus macrumors 6502

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    There is at least one font on Windows that has :apple: as one of its characters. So, is there any way to force Windows to "recognize" the very unofficial apple logo unicode value and replace it with an apple?

    I ask this because I do bounce between Windows and a Mac quite often (I have both on my desk at work right now), and the little square boxes are annoying. :)

    (To mess with people I have an Apple logo wallpaper on the PC, and a Windows logo wallpaper on the Mac.)
     
  20. Meister Suspended

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    It is possible.

    Here you go:

    [​IMG]
     
  21. John6Plus macrumors 6502

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    Great, now I'm hungry.
     
  22. Meister Suspended

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    No problem. Just have a tukey leg here: :apple:

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    For the record and to point out the obvious:

    You went on Macrumors and made a thread what this symbol :apple: means ... looking for "civil answers"?

    Are you by any chance related to this guy:

    [​IMG]
     
  23. John6Plus macrumors 6502

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    In defense of the OP, if you're on a windows computer you have no way of knowing what that symbol was - it's not the :apple: "emoticon," it's unicode F8FF which is not part of any standard - just a cute thing Apple did. So even when copying and pasting the unknown character, he still got the square of "WTF is this?" from whatever browser he was using.

    Works great from a Mac (at least on Safari) or an iPhone, naturally.
     
  24. Meister Suspended

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    That's what you get for using windows :p
     
  25. John6Plus macrumors 6502

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    Oh, that's not all you get.

    You also get a sense of loss, frustration, and longing.

    (I actually kinda like Windows 8, but it drove me nuts not having a Mac at work, so they bought me one.)
     

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