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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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Addressing a problem with accessing some Web sites in 32-bit mode, Apple has released Safari 5.1.5 for Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and 10.6 Snow Leopard. According to Topher Kessler at CNET, “a significant number of Web sites would not run properly” when using Safari 5.1.4 in 32-bit mode. And based on many threads in the Apple Support Communities, it seems to have affected access to banking Web sites in particular. The update also fixes an issue that affected the stability of Software Update in Mac OS X Server 10.6.8. (Free via Software Update, 44.69 MB Lion/47.51 MB Snow Leopard)


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