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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.

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Opera 8 Boasts Speed and Security

Opera 8 Boasts Speed and Security -- Opera Software has released the latest version of its Web browser, Opera 8 for Macintosh. This version brings to the Mac the features available on Opera's Windows and Linux browsers, including faster page loading, native Scalable Vector Graphic support (SVG 1.1 Tiny), enhanced privacy features, and Opera's Extensible Rendering Architecture (ERA) to adjust page appearance based on the size of the browser windowShow full article

DealBITS Drawing: Matias OS X Keyboard Winners

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