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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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FileMaker, Inc. has released a free FileMaker Pro 4.0v2 updater, which brings the changes and bug fixes found in FileMaker Pro 4.1 to FileMaker Pro 4.0 users without 4.1's new ODBC features (see "FileMaker Pro 4.1 Does ODBC for a Price" in TidBITS 447). Enhancements include the capabililty to import Excel 98 files, support for the Euro currency symbol, improvements to JPEG display within FileMaker, and several bug fixes related to importing, exporting, deleting, and sorting records in specific situations. The Mac OS updater is 1.8 MB; updaters are also available for various versions of Microsoft Windows.

 

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