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Access OpenType Font Features

OpenType fonts (.otf) often have special features, such as swashes and alternate characters, that are accessible in any app that uses the OS X font panel, including Pages and TextEdit. To access them, type and select your text, press Command-T to open the font panel, and then choose Typography from the Actions pop-up menu. That shows the Typography panel, where you can toggle available options for the font and characters you've selected.

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Disinfectant 3.7.1

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Disinfectant 3.7.1 -- On the heels of last week's Disinfectant 3.7, John Norstad has released Disinfectant 3.7.1, which corrects an error that could cause a crash while scanning some rare types of large resource files. This release does not respond to the discovery of a new virus. If you aren't having problems scanning files using version 3.7, you probably don't need version 3.7.1.

<ftp://ftp.acns.nwu.edu/pub/disinfectant/ disinfectant371.sea.hqx>

We also heard from a few readers last week who were confused by the overloaded FTP server at Northwestern University. The server allows twenty simultaneous FTP users, but a new release of Disinfectant generates a lot of traffic. If you get an error, check your FTP transcript for a message, and try again in a few minutes. You can also get Disinfectant from mirror sites like the Info-Mac network. [GD]

<ftp://mirror.aol.com/pub/info-mac/vir/ disinfectant-371.hqx>

 

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