Going Where Someone has Gone Before -- In my overview of the Mac version of Microsoft Internet Explorer in TidBITS-311, I mentioned that Explorer was ahead of other browsers in handling a variety of audio formats and QuickTime movies without helper applications. Several readers have pointed out various browsers from InterCon - including NetShark, TCP/Connect II, and the browsers used by AOL and eWorld - have handled these formats without helper applications for some time. [GD]
Access OpenType Font Features
OpenType fonts (.otf) often have special features, such as swashes and alternate characters, that are accessible in any app that uses the OS X font panel, including Pages and TextEdit. To access them, type and select your text, press Command-T to open the font panel, and then choose Typography from the Actions pop-up menu. That shows the Typography panel, where you can toggle available options for the font and characters you've selected.
- Microsoft Unveils Internet Explorer for Mac (22 Jan 96)