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.
The main shadow and substance of this issue comes from Apple, with a combination of soft rumors and hard products, including the new LC II and a hot new laser printer. Check out an excellent review of SuperPaint 3.0, and read about yet another virus rearing its slimy head. You'll also find an article on a user group that keeps Reflex Plus alive against all odds and some clarifications of last week's review of Panorama II.
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