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.
Is OpenDoc an Apple technology following in the footsteps of PowerTalk? Component computing seems to be taking off, and Adam looks at some real-world OpenDoc products, plus Charles Wheeler profiles a family known for its "spokesblob." We also review Bare Bones Software's powerful, multi-purpose text editor BBEdit 4.0.2, note Heidi Roizen's departure from Apple, reassure Newton users, and note a Get Rich Quick scheme for serious hackers and crackers.
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Tucked in the middle of the Component 100 booth at Macworld Expo was a family-owned business that best exemplifies why OpenDoc is important to anyone struggling with bloated softwareShow full article
Over the past several years, Bare Bones Software's BBEdit has matured from an essentials-only programmer's text editor to a terrific, mature product. BBEdit 4.02 stands out as a highly useful tool, especially for programmers and HTML enthusiasts, as well as for those creating long documents that don't require many page layout features. Speaks Softly -- With its 1 MB RAM allocation and 1.7 MB disk footprint, BBEdit doesn't require nearly the system resources of a modern word processorShow full article