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PopChar X 8.3

If you want to get the most out of your fonts, then PopChar is the right tool for you.

Most of your fonts contain thousands of characters, many more than you can access from the keyboard. PopChar makes "typing" of unusual characters easy without having to remember keyboard combinations.

Whenever you need a special character, PopChar is there to help. Click the "P" in the menu bar to display a table of characters. Select the desired character and it instantly appears in your document. You can also search large fonts for characters by their Unicode names. And if you don't know the name of the character, you usually at least know what the desired character looks like. With PopChar, you can also simply draw the character on the screen and PopChar will find it.

PopChar works with all modern applications that support Unicode. It makes it easy to navigate and search within fonts that contain thousands of characters. Search for characters by their names, find fonts that contain certain characters, explore the character set of fonts, collect your favorite characters, insert HTML symbols. PopChar makes all these font-related tasks easy.

You can even take a new look at fonts from a designer's perspective – get thorough information about your fonts, see a font preview, check out what a given text fragment looks like in a certain font, and print beautiful font sheets.

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History updates (Complete changelogs since the listing on this site)

8.3 [05-23-18]

WYSIWYG font names, insert HTML characters in hexadecimal notation, option to remember the selected font for all applications (instead of separately per application, enable/disable version check in full-screen mode, fixes and workarounds for user-reported issues.

Other versions : 8.2 8.1 8.0 7.7.1 7.7 7.6 7.5 7.4 7.3.1 7.3 7.2 7.1 7.0 6.7 6.6 6.5 6.4 6.3 6.2 6.1 6.0.1 5.4.1 5.4 5.3 5.2 5.1 5.0 4.3 4.2 4.1.1 4.1 4.0.1 4.0 3.4 3.3.2 3.2

v8.2 [10-06-17]

Enhancements and refinements of the the recently released version 8, extended notation options for custom layouts, fixes and workarounds for user-reported issues.

v8.1 [07-13-17]

Support for Unicode 10.0, improved ligatures support, additional search keywords for emoji characters, many further improvements and enhancements.

v8.0 [06-15-17]

custom layouts, extensive emoji support, ligatures, improved recent characters view, predefined emoji layout, many further improvements and enhancements

v7.7.1 [04-26-17]

maintenance release, improves stability and compatibility

v7.7 [03-23-17]

metrics adjustments for 8 new fonts, improved technique for removing relics of previous updates, fixes and workarounds for user-reported issues to improve overall stability and compatibility with third-party applications.

v7.6 [07-20-16]

Support for Unicode 9.0, improved "show in Unicode context", various enhancements and improvements, ...

v7.5 [05-27-16]

Support for combined emoji characters, improved font info, various enhancements and improvements, ...

v7.4 [01-11-16]

Support for flags in Apple Color Emoji with searchable names, fine-tuned metrics adjustments for certain fonts, fixes and improvements.

v7.3.1 [11-07-15]

Fixes a UI problem with the group selection box and the character table's scroll bar

v7.3 [11-01-15]

Support for skin tone variants in Apple Color Emoji, improved organization options for Unicode groups, fixes and improvements.

v7.2 [08-28-15]

Support for Unicode 8.0, prepared for OS X El Capitan (10.11), searchable descriptions and Mandarin pronunciations of Chinese characters, faster, improved compatibility with third-party apps,

v7.1 [05-29-15]

Better support for emoji characters, improved installer, improved overall stability and compatibility with Yosemite and third-party applications, ...

v7.0 [11-26-14]

Graphical shape finder, find similar shapes, Font filter, import/export, improved navigation, requires OS X 10.6 or newer, ...

v6.7 [09-24-14]

Faster refresh for recently used fonts, correct background for menu icon on all system versions, improved stability, ...

v6.6 [08-21-14]

Support for Unicode 7.0, prepared for Yosemite, new "Show X in the Unicode Context" feature, many other improvements and fixes, ...

v6.5 [03-20-14]

Improved support for Mavericks, faster character insertion, ...

v6.4 [12-11-13]

Faster display of the character table, smaller memory footprint, improved compatibility with Mac OS X Mavericks, further usability improvements.

v6.3 [06-26-13]

informs about the location of the font file, improved compatibility with clipboard utilities, ...

v6.2 [03-20-13]

Easier search for character names, copy a brief summary of the selected Unicode character and the list of font names to clipboard, support for Unicode 6.2, further usability improvements.

v6.1 [11-27-12]

Font Info view shows detailed information about the selected font, custom tuning for more than 600 fonts, remembers the selected font across quit and relaunch, ...

v6.0.1 [09-11-12]

PopChar X 6.0.1 is a maintenance release that fixes small issues in the recently released PopChar X 6.0.

v5.4.1 [04-28-12]

Fixes vertically flipped keyboard icon, 32/64-bit application, signed with developer id for Mountain Lion's Gatekeeper, improved check for new versions, faster animation, ...

v5.4 [04-25-12]

32/64-bit application, signed with developer id for Mountain Lion's Gatekeeper, improved check for new versions, faster animation, ...

v5.3 [09-27-11]

Supports Apple Color Emoji font on OS X Lion, remains visible in all spaces, large finder icon, further improvements and fixes.

v5.2 [04-13-11]

A new custom size slider allows to shrink or enlarge the display per fonts, fine-tuned display for more than 70 fonts, improved compatibility with FileMaker, Sigil, FocusWriter and TeXworks, ...

v5.1 [11-10-10]

Supports Unicode 6, improved upgrade experience, menu item for removing items from recent characters section, improved compatibility with Mac OS X, FileMaker Pro, Espresso, ...

v5.0 [06-21-10]

Favorites group for frequently used characters, hotkey for opening and closing the PopChar window, faster display and scrolling, better reaction after changes to installed fonts, ...

v4.3 [12-04-09]

Supports the usage of font collections, can restrict the font list to fonts that contain a special character, supports Unicode 5.2, comes with new easy installation and upgrade technique, improves compatibility with Snow Leopard as well as with MS Word, MS Excel, and Java applications.

v4.2 [04-27-09]

New command finds all fonts that contain a given character, works around a problem that caused certain third-party utilities to lock up the Mac when opening the PopChar window, fixes a problem that caused PopChar to forget license information when preferences were synced with MobileMe, more ...

v4.1.1 [11-25-08]

Improved compatibility with Freehand 10, improved stability, a number of fixes for user-reported issues, particularly an unexpected quit when collapsing or expanding Unicode groups

v4.1 [10-31-08]

Improved compatibility with OpenOffice and NeoOffice, font detection in MultiAd Creator Pro, new technique for dealing with application specific needs further improvements and fixes.

v4.0.1 [06-21-08]

Search for characters across font boundaries, Unicode 5.1 support, context menu for copying Unicode name, improved support for Butler and CopyPaste. V 4.0.1 fixes some minor issues of 4.0.

v4.0 [06-17-08]

Search for characters across font boundaries, Unicode 5.1 support, context menu for copying Unicode name, improved support for Butler and CopyPaste, ...

v3.4 [03-13-08]

Context menu, Character search, Unicode 5.0 support, automatic update check, ...

v3.3.2 [02-10-08]

Improved backward compatibility with Mac OS X 10.3.9.

v3.2 [05-09-07]

Automatic font detection now works with Pages, other improvements.

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