I wanted to use the Unicode characters:
- U+2229 Intersection
- U+222A Union
They are next to each other in the Unicode table.
Here's how they look on Stack Exchange:
And here's what they look like in Arial 48pt in Microsoft Word (with 230% zoom):
It gets different, but not better IMHO, when I switch to Calibri:
Even Times New Roman is broken:
Doesn't that look ugly and s&%$$y? Shouldn't they have equal heights? I think their shape is distinguishable enough to not mix them up. What's the reasoning behind this? And why is this so consistent across these major fonts?