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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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DEVONthink and DEVONnote 2.6.1

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Following up on the recent 2.6 release, DEVONtechnologies has updated all three versions of DEVONthink (Personal, Pro, and Pro Office) and DEVONnote to version 2.6.1, with a number of fixes and improvements. New features of all versions of DEVONthink include a new Recently Added smart group for new databases, automatic thumbnail generation and updates, a new rich text pop-up menu for the Take Note panel, and an Add Link item in the contextual menu of rich text views. There’s also improved synchronization and the Safari extension is now Retina ready. DEVONnote also features the new rich text pop-up menu, and the Add Link contextual menu item, along with a French localization, updating of smart groups after trashing items, and disabling of the database rebuilding and backup and optimize functions if there is not enough available disk space. (All updates are free. DEVONthink Pro Office, $149.95 new, release notes; DEVONthink Professional, $79.95 new, release notes; DEVONthink Personal, $49.95 new, release notes; DEVONnote, $24.95 new, release notes; 25-percent discount for TidBITS members on DEVONnote and all editions of DEVONthink)

 

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