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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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Now Up-to-Date & Contact 4.0.3 Released

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Now Up-to-Date & Contact 4.0.3 Released -- Users of Power On Software's versatile calendar and contact information manager can download Now Up-to-Date & Contact 4.0.3. This maintenance release fixes a trio of bugs that caused printing problems and made the Meeting Availability option inaccessible. The updater is a 2.6 MB download, and is free for registered users of version 4.0 and above. [JLC]

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