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.
Other articles in the series The Internet and the Future of Organized Knowledge
Apple unleashes a host of new products, including the first PowerPC 604-based Macintosh and a bevy of new printers. We also bring you news on the much-dreaded Communications Decency Act passing the U.S. Senate, an in-depth review of the Power Macintosh 6100/66 DOS Compatible, and finally the second part of Luciano Floridi's paper on the Internet and how we think about knowledge.
"Decency" Act Passes Senate -- On 14-Jun-95, the Exon/Gorton/Coats Communications Decency Act (see TidBITS-263 and TidBITS-279) was attached to the Telecommunications Reform bill and will soon go before the U.SShow full article
Apple Releases Bevy of New Printers -- Apple today announced not one, not two, but three new printers. At the high end, the Color LaserWriter 12/600 PS is a 600 dpi, PostScript color laser printer with an Apple Price of $6,989, designed to produce high-quality photographic output in mixed-platform environmentsShow full article
WebSTAR Demo -- We're working on a complete article discussing StarNine's new WebSTAR software (a vastly upgraded commercial release of MacHTTP), but didn't want to delay telling everyone that StarNine is offering a free demo copy that will run through the end of JuneShow full article
Retrospect 2.1 Updater -- Thinking of buying a new PCI Macintosh? Be sure to grab the Retrospect 2.1 Updater, which works on the new PCI Macs. It updates any language version of Retrospect 2.1 or 2.1A and also fixes a problem with launching Retrospect on a volume with more than 2 GB of free spaceShow full article
Apple has introduced the Power Macintosh 9500, the first Macintosh based around the PowerPC 604 processor, and also the first to include the PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) bus, a standard in the Intel world that will replace NuBus expansion slotsShow full article
[This article originally appeared in CLiCKS, the newsletter of the Macintosh User Group in Ithaca, New York. In this article, Steven shares his experiences with Apple's Power Macintosh 6100/66 DOS Compatible system, which TidBITS reported on briefly back in TidBITS-257.] My family had been strictly Macintosh since we entered the computing age six years ago with a Mac PlusShow full article
[Note: we thank Professor Floridi for kind permission to reprint this material, which is a shortened version of a paper he gave at a UNESCO Conference in Paris, March 14-17, 1995.] Part Two: Ideometry - A New Way of Knowing In the previous part of this article, I argued that the Internet can be understood as a stage in the life cycle of the Human EncyclopediaShow full article