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Is it a Unicode Font?

To determine if your font is Unicode-compliant, with all its characters coded and mapped correctly, choose the Font in any program (or in Font Book, set the preview area to Custom (Preview > Custom), and type Option-Shift-2.

If you get a euro character (a sort of uppercase C with two horizontal lines through its midsection), it's 99.9 percent certain the font is Unicode-compliant. If you get a graphic character that's gray rounded-rectangle frame with a euro character inside it, the font is definitely not Unicode-compliant. (The fact that the image has a euro sign in it is only coincidental: it's the image used for any missing currency sign.)

This assumes that you're using U.S. input keyboard, which is a little ironic when the euro symbol is the test. With the British keyboard, for instance, Option-2 produces the euro symbol if it's part of the font.

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Comments about PDFpen 4.6.2 and PDFpenPro 4.6.2
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The most up to date version is actually 4.6.2 now
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2010-04-30 05:45
Doh! Turned out it was just a typo - Doug accidentally typed 4.6.1 instead of 4.6.2. The text was correct otherwise.
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2010-04-29 17:46
Yeah, there must have been a quick bug fix release after we posted this - checking into it.
Steve Frawley  2010-04-29 20:32
Fabulous program. Great support. 4.6.2 is latest.