Access OpenType Font Features
OpenType fonts (.otf) often have special features, such as swashes and alternate characters, that are accessible in any app that uses the OS X font panel, including Pages and TextEdit. To access them, type and select your text, press Command-T to open the font panel, and then choose Typography from the Actions pop-up menu. That shows the Typography panel, where you can toggle available options for the font and characters you've selected.
If your life revolves around new software, this week TidBITS takes you for a spin with information on the latest version of Netscape Navigator, Corel's first update to the Mac version of WordPerfect, and an in-depth look at the WYSIWYG Web authoring tool Claris Home Page. Also, we bring you news about a beta test of a new daily Macintosh journal, and an essay from Adam on how your Mac could better relate to your data.
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