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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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Postbox 2.5

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Postbox has released version 2.5 of its eponymous email client, which includes a long list of enhancements, starting with numerous improvements to its user interface. These include tweaks to the app’s signature vertical view, its composition window, message view, and even its notification bar. According to the release notes, Postbox 2.5 also adds IMAP support for Yahoo Mail accounts, an inline quick reply feature, a new inline junk-mail notification panel, and support for searching messages by topic via Spotlight. ($19.99 new from Postbox’s Web site or the Mac App Store, free update, 20.4 MB)

 

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