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

 
 

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/27-Feb-06

Send Article to a Friend

The first link for each thread description points to the traditional TidBITS Talk interface; the second link points to the same discussion on our Web Crossing server, which provides a different look and which may be faster.

DVD audio into iTunes? How do you record a snippet of audio directly from a DVD? Read on to learn several different methods. (6 messages)

<http://db.tidbits.com/getbits.acgi?tlkthrd=2902>
<http://emperor.tidbits.com/TidBITS/Talk/739/>

SMS Text Messaging Costs -- Some folks in the United States pay more to send a text message from their cell phones that it would costs to make a call. How does this compare in other markets around the world? (8 messages)

<http://db.tidbits.com/getbits.acgi?tlkthrd=2903>
<http://emperor.tidbits.com/TidBITS/Talk/740/>

iPod nano as external storage device for beige G3 Macs running OS 9.2.2? Is it possible to use an iPod nano as a USB storage device for two Macs that aren't running Mac OS X? (2 messages)

<http://db.tidbits.com/getbits.acgi?tlkthrd=2904>
<http://emperor.tidbits.com/TidBITS/Talk/741/>

Mac OS X 10.4.5 Fixes PowerBook Stuttering -- Lost in the details of the most recent Mac OS X Tiger update is a fix for an annoying problem where audio input would go into a feedback loop. (2 messages)

<http://db.tidbits.com/getbits.acgi?tlkthrd=2906>
<http://emperor.tidbits.com/TidBITS/Talk/742/>

Are Input Managers the Work of the Devil? Matt Neuburg's article last week detailing the exploit used by the Leap-A malware prompts discussion of the scope of the problem. (6 messages)

<http://db.tidbits.com/getbits.acgi?tlkthrd=2907>
<http://emperor.tidbits.com/TidBITS/Talk/743/>

Shell script exploit -- TidBITS readers look at the latest security threat and whether Web browsers other than Safari are vulnerable. (16 messages)

<http://db.tidbits.com/getbits.acgi?tlkthrd=2908>
<http://emperor.tidbits.com/TidBITS/Talk/744/>

 

Updated! PDFpen for iPad 1.7: Designed for iOS 7, faster, and
better-looking. Edit your PDFs anywhere. Sign contracts, make
changes, fill forms, and more. All while you’re on the move.
Syncs via iCloud and Dropbox. <http://smle.us/tbpdfpen-ipad>