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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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Western Civilisation has released version 2.1 of Palimpsest, their hypertext application for managing and analyzing large collections of electronic documents. (For more information, see "Palimpsest 1.1 - Is There a Document in the House?" in TidBITS 364.) Palimpsest 2.1 features support for the new look of Mac OS 8, support for contextual menus, better layout tools, more shortcuts, and enhanced printing. A subscription to Palimpsest costs $50 per year and includes full support and all upgrades within that time.

 

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