Product Announcement – Ergonis Software of Perg, Austria has released PopChar X 7.7, an improved version of the company’s award-winning tool for finding and inserting special characters and exploring fonts. PopChar X 7.7 is scheduled to be the last maintenance release for PopChar 7, while Ergonis is already preparing to release the major new version PopChar 8 later this year.
PopChar X 7.7 offers metrics adjustments for 8 new fonts, in particular some of Google’s Noto fonts. The new version comes with an improved technique for removing relics of previous updates, fixes a potential crash in the construction of the layout menu, and includes fixes and workarounds for user-reported issues to improve overall stability and compatibility with third-party applications. Visit Ergonis Software’s website to learn more about the changes in this release and to download the new version.
Ergonis Software is also already preparing for the next major version, PopChar 8, which will – among other features – allow users to create their own custom layouts of special characters and arrange them as needed. The major upgrade to PopChar X 8.0 is expected to be released later this year. But there’s no reason to wait with your upgrade. All PopChar X purchases (new and upgrades alike) made now already include the major upgrade to PopChar X 8.0 and all subsequent 8.x upgrades.
PopChar solves a problem faced by every technologist and multi-lingual worker. Inserting special characters into application documents can be frustrating and results in a steady loss of productivity. With PopChar, thousands of special characters are only a few clicks away. Just pop up the PopChar window, click the desired character, and the character appears in your current document right away.
System Requirements: PopChar X 7.7 requires Mac OS X 10.6 or newer and is compatible with macOS Sierra (10.12).
PopChar X can be purchased securely on the Ergonis Software website. The upgrade to PopChar X 7.7 is free for anyone who owns a license for PopChar X 7. All PopChar X purchases made in or after September 2016 also include the upgrade to the major new version PopChar X 8.0 and all subsequent 8.x upgrades. For information about purchases, including enterprise licenses, volume discounts, and upgrade pricing offers, see the company’s web site. Instead of purchasing PopChar separately, customers can save money by ordering the Ergonis Productivity Bundle, which also includes the text expander Typinator and the keyboard shortcut helper KeyCue.