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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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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/10-Jul-06

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The Mystery of the Burnt Thighs -- Readers suggest alternatives for keeping a hot laptop cool. (8 messages)

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10.4.7 Update -- The recent Mac OS X 10.4.7 update causes problems for some readers, especially related to use of the SOCKS proxy, while others see no difficulties. (10 messages)

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Disable ssh password login under Tiger -- Readers discuss ssh password authentication settings, including a way to turn off passwords altogether (and whether that's a good idea). (6 message)

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.Mac security question: security question & birthday were reset -- A reader suspects that her .Mac account has been compromised when she discovers that the challenge questions for password access have been changed. How could this have happened? (2 messages)

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10.4.7 ate my printer? After upgrading to Mac OS X 10.4.7, printing errors crop up. Is it the operating system update, or perhaps old printer drivers? (4 messages)

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Adam more influential than Gates -- Adam's placement at #3 on the MDJ Power 25 list puts him ahead of some low-profile billionaire from Redmond. How are the rankings compiled? (4 messages)

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Mac OS X Routine Maintenance -- Randy Singer's Macintosh OS X Routine Maintenance Web site gets an update that should be useful for TidBITS Talk readers. (1 message)

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