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.
Other articles in the series Will Hack For Food!
- Adieu ADHOC (01 Aug 05)
- ADHOC 2004: Some Old, Some New, Continued Success (26 Jul 04)
- The MacHax Best Hack Contest 2003 (23 Jun 03)
- The MacHax Best Hack Contest 2002 (01 Jul 02)
- The MacHax Hack Contest 2001 (25 Jun 01)
- The MacHax Best Hack Contest 2000 Winners (03 Jul 00)
- Moof on the Hoof: MacHack '98 (06 Jul 98)
Think you can hack it? If so, check out Adam's article on the results of the annual Hack Contest at MacHack and how these software zealots continue to push the boundaries of what Macs can do. Also this week, Adam starts a two-part article on what's new in the recent Eudora 4.2 update. In the news, we note Power On Software's acquisition of Now Up-to-Date and Now Contact, and the releases of updates to graphics utilities Snapz Pro and PhotoGIF.
Power On Nabs Now PIMs and Eudora Planner -- In a continuing quest to resurrect Now Software's suite of software, Power On Software announced today that they have licensed Now Contact and Now Up-to-Date from Qualcomm, plus acquired the rights to Eudora PlannerShow full article
Macworld NY 1999 Netter's Dinner -- Details are sketchy, but a Netter's Dinner will be happening again this year at Macworld in New York on 21-Jul-99. Check the page below for details - pre-registration is strongly encouragedShow full article
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PhotoGIF 3.5 Improves Color Processing -- BoxTop Software has updated PhotoGIF to version 3.5, improving the GIF-creation utility's core color reduction algorithms and revamping its PhotoGIF Filter componentShow full article
Terminology surrounding email programs is rife with postal allusions, although many people don't realize that Eudora the email program is named in honor of American writer Eudora Welty, specifically because of her short story "Why I Live at the P.O." I hear quite a bit about postal service, since my father is a rural mail carrier in upstate New York, and it occurred to me that Eudora Pro has a bit in common with the United States Postal Service: both handle vast quantities of mail, emphasize efficiency over appearance, and do the job day in and day out. Matt Neuburg wrote about Eudora Pro 4.0 in TidBITS-424; with its just-released Eudora Pro 4.2, Qualcomm continues to deliver with Eudora, adding more significant features than the sShow full article
Most often, the primary news items that appear in the press after MacHack are the results of the Hack Contest, run by the MacHax Group at MacHack every yearShow full article