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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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Macworld Expo Tokyo 2003 Cancelled -- Following the recent dustup between Apple and IDG World Expo over the East Coast Macworld Expo, MacUser UK is now reporting that IDG World Expo has cancelled Macworld Expo Tokyo in 2003. Apparently, Apple was the first to pull out, but was soon followed by industry heavyweights Adobe, Macromedia, and Microsoft. IDG World Expo said the decision applies only to the 2003 show, and no decisions have been made regarding future shows. This move lends credence to the theory that Apple is downplaying expensive trade shows in favor of its retail network of 50 Apple Stores. Some people have also advanced the thought that perhaps Apple is disentangling itself from Macworld Expo in favor of a series of Apple Expo trade shows that it could control, such as Apple Expo in Paris, the next instance of which is still scheduled for September 2003. Our question: Just how important are trade shows to the sense of community that pervades the Macintosh world? Even though only a small percentage of Mac users ever attend a Macworld Expo, the shows provide important milestones for businesses and individuals alike, not to mention essential personal networking opportunities. Apple should tread carefully. [ACE]

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