Thoughtful, detailed coverage of the Mac, iPhone, and iPad, plus the best-selling Take Control ebooks.

 

 

Pick an apple! 
 
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.

Visit Take Control of Fonts in Leopard

Submitted by
Sharon Zardetto

 
 

Job Postings in TidBITS?

Send Article to a Friend

Job Postings in TidBITS? We've heard numerous stories of people using knowledge they picked up reading TidBITS to help land jobs. Now TidBITS sponsor Dantz Development is going one step further and actually running job postings - see the sponsorship area above. What you think about employment postings in TidBITS? Would they be helpful for finding work? Would your company be interested in posting jobs? Let us know what you think in TidBITS Talk, and if there's sufficient interest, we'll look into having more job postings in the future. [ACE]

<http://db.tidbits.com/getbits.acgi?tlkthrd=601>

 

CrashPlan is easy, secure backup that works everywhere. Back up
to your own drives, friends, and online with unlimited storage.
With 30 days free, backing up is one resolution you can keep.
Your life is digital; back it up! <http://tid.bl.it/code42-tb>