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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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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/26-Sep-05

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Backup 3.0 Observations -- Readers look at what's new in Backup 3.0, and evaluate whether it's mature enough to replace more expensive applications such as Retrospect. (3 messages)

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StuffIt 10 -- Following Allume's release of StuffIt 10, a reader explains why he's not eager to upgrade. (1 message)

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Small/old cross-platform backup solution -- Repurposing older Apple hardware, a reader looks for advice on how to integrate a Windows XP machine into his backup system. (5 messages)

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Car options for iPod -- Several methods are available to play music from an iPod through a car's audio system, but which ones are recommended from tried-and-true experience? (14 messages)

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Classic in Panther vs Tiger (and HyperCard) -- After experiencing lots of bugs while running in Classic under Mac OS X 10.4, a reader wonders if it's possible to downgrade Classic by itself, or if a full operating system downgrade is required. (6 messages)

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How "free" is Opera? News that the Opera Web browser is now available without having to pay a license brings up the topic of how the company is able to turn a profit. (4 messages)

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