Weird pet peeve: when websites use an “X” as a close icon, instead of ×, e.g. × — no matter the font, times tends to be both vertically and horizontally symmetrical, while an X isn't always.

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hisaac

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@eli dude, I totally agree

eli

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@hisaac glade to hear I'm not the only one!

gerwitz

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@eli don’t get me started about using XXX for Amsterdam’s crosses.

jdlindsay

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@eli I didn't even realize this was an option. Thanks for sharing this, will be adding to my future sites.

eli

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@jdlindsay unicode fo' lyfe! ...enter unicode arrows, stage left. (Granted, you gotta watchout for font support).

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