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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This week we bring you news from the Macworld Expo in San Francisco, including an extensive overview of Web-related products at the show, plus our annual superlatives collection of the show's best and worst. Also, check out the latest on turmoil at Apple, a complete system update for 5300-series PowerBooks, and forthcoming Macintosh models. Finally, we sadly say goodbye to Robert Hess, one of the Macintosh industry's best known and most respected journalists.
Turmoil at Apple -- Apple announced last week it expects to report a $68 million loss for its first fiscal quarter this year, despite growing unit shipments and revenuesShow full article
New and Rumored Machines -- Power Computing was showing off the PowerCurve 601/120 at Macworld, a desktop Mac with three PCI slots and a 120 MHz 601 processor on a CPU daughter cardShow full article
Apple Drops PowerTalk Until Copland -- According to MacWEEK, Apple has confirmed it will be moving away from PowerTalk as its core communications solution until the next major revision of the Mac OS is available, citing very low adoption by users and developersShow full article
PowerBook 5300 System Update -- Apple has released a new set of system disks for the PowerBook 5300 series. Although this isn't the much-anticipated System 7.5 Update 2.0, it includes many components expected to be in that release; highlights include Finder 7.5.4, an improved emulator, more PowerPC native system components for better performance, and fixes to the PC Card modem extension and the application launching process (which particularly help Word and Excel). The update is available in two forms - as a net install or as 14 floppy disk images - and weighs in at a whopping 20 MBShow full article
There is no good way to say this. On January 12th, 1996, at age 29, Robert Hess died from complications due to pneumonia. In lieu of flowers, Robert's family has requested that contributions in Robert's name be made to DQ, 584 Castro St., #560, San Francisco, CA 94114Show full article
Every year we try to do some sort of a superlatives article - the people, booths, products, and events at Macworld that in some way struck us as especially good, bad, interesting, insipid, or somehow out-of-the-ordinaryShow full article
Desktop productivity applications have become background noise: the UltraWriters and MegaMaths of the world no longer make me wonder if I'll live long enough to experience enough of the great stuff computers can do, if only we can design and use them correctlyShow full article