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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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Security Update 2013-003 for Mountain Lion, Lion, and Snow Leopard

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Apple has released Security Update 2013-003 for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion (20.4 MB) as well as for 10.7 Lion and 10.6 Snow Leopard, both of which receive two versions: Lion (61 MB) and Lion Server (111.3 MB), plus Snow Leopard (349.5 MB) and Snow Leopard Server (424.5 MB). All versions of this security update close vulnerabilities with buffer overflows within QuickTime that could lead to “unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution.” In particular, the updates deal with buffer overflows in Sorenson and H.264 encoded movie files, plus the handling of “mvhd” movie header atoms. (Free)

 

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Comments about Security Update 2013-003 for Mountain Lion, Lion, and Snow Leopard
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Charles Kuttner  2013-07-31 13:38
Installed this last night on my 10.6 MacBook. Fried my system...I can boot from Carbon Copy Cloner clone on external HD, but can't boot from my internal HD (actually, an SSD). I guess it's time to reformat my SSD and restore, huh? (Yes, I've tried TechTool, DiskUtility, etc...Applejack says it's waiting for root device.)
Anyone else having this issue?