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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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Global Delight has released Voila 3.7, adding support for recording HD screen captures at 60 frames per second. The update also offers the option to downscale screen captures from Retina displays; adds native tagging in OS X 10.9 Mavericks; adds support for sharing videos via Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Vimeo, Messages and AirDrop; adds a timer for setting the duration of a recording; and provides an option to append the date and time to the filenames of your captures. ($29.99 new from Global Delight with a 25 percent discount for TidBITS members or from the Mac App Store, free update, 26.4 MB, release notes)


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