The 150+ features of Jaguar :: revisited

in macOS edited January 2014
found something nice on <a href=""; target="_blank">Ken Bereskin's Radio Weblog</a> and thought i'm gonna share with you. I'll quote the article here.

For today's Jaguar new feature (this one could be 5 or 6 features by itself but we don't count like that), there's the new Character Palette. Be prepared to be blown away by something as 'simple' as a palette with glyphs from your installed fonts. There is a ton of information in the Unicode spec, and this feature exposes as much of that info as you want.

There are two ways to active the character palette. From the Font panel, choose "Show Characters" from the Extas popup or go to the International preferences panel and enable the Character Palette from the Input Menu.

Here's a quick tour of some of the cool things you can do:

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Want to find special characters from a Roman font? You can browse for them in these categories and not worry about trying to remember the command-shift-left-elbow command key equivalent.

You can remember favorites and see exactly what fonts include a given glyph, all from this palette.

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You have access to every Unicode code block and can view related characters for any glyph from the Unicode set.

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You can even scan through every glyph available in any installed font. Be sure to check out the Hiragino fonts with a massive number of exceptionally high quality glyphs.

<a href=""; target="_blank">see all of the 150+ new features of 10.2 on Bereskin's weblog</a>

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  • Reply 1 of 3
    eugeneeugene Posts: 8,254member
    I've been having fun with the Character Palette for the past few days. Check out the really interesting languages like Tibetan.
  • Reply 2 of 3
    Yep, I've been using the char palette for quite a while too. It's nice to have in iChat to, errm, "spice up" the conversation or something like that.
  • Reply 3 of 3
    defiantdefiant Posts: 4,876member
    ...must resist urge to bump it up... bump-
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