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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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Acrobat Pro 10.1, 9.4.5, and 8.3

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Adobe has released a trio of updates for Acrobat Pro, its PDF creation and manipulation software. The three updates, designed for versions 8, 9, and 10 of the app, bring security improvements, bug fixes, and a few feature improvements — see Adobe’s release notes for details. Acrobat X Pro 10.1 has the feature improvements surrounding security, browser support, digital signatures, and Flash. For owners of Acrobat Pro 9, the 9.4.5 update is limited to security and stability enhancements, as is version 8.3 for users of the software’s previous incarnation. ($449 new; free updates; 134 MB, 91.7 MB, 29.81 MB)

 

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Ted in NC  2011-06-27 16:42
With 9.4.5, I lost the ability to select multiple thumbnails in the navigation panel and the ability for seach terms to consistently be highlighted in the text of the searched doc. I'm back to 9.4.4, and happy as a clam.