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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.

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ExtraBITS for 14 February 2011

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One more podcast for you this week, along with a trick for how AT&T subscribers can pick up 1,000 free rollover minutes.

The Cloud, The Daily, and Macworld Expo on Tech Night Owl Live -- Listen in as Adam and Tech Night Owl Live host Gene Steinberg discuss TidBITS’s move to a virtual server, issues with News Corp.’s The Daily iPad-based publication, and Macworld Expo.

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Get 1,000 Free AT&T Rollover Minutes -- TUAW has confirmed that AT&T is doing a promotion that gives 1,000 extra rollover minutes to any customer who sends a specific SMS text message to a particular number. It’s good through 31 March 2011. The only catch may be opting in to AT&T special offers.

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