Running Windows Update today, I learned of a critical update: Update 833407 removes “unacceptable” symbols from the Bookshelf Symbol 7 font. As soon as I read that description, I figured swastikas were involved. As it turns out, there is more to it.
Three symbols are removed from the font: two swastikas, and one star of David. Here’s the affected section of the Bookshelf Symbol 7 font before the update:
Now I understand that many people are sensitive about swastikas, and that despite their thousand-year history they have come to be universally associated with great evil. You can agree or disagree with needing to remove them, but no one is surprised to see them go.
But who needed the star of David removed? And who agreed to remove it?