Product Announcement – Ergonis Software of Perg, Austria has released PopChar X 8.3, an improved version of the company’s award-winning tool for finding and inserting special characters and exploring fonts. The new version 8.3 offers a couple of smart user interface improvements, which make PopChar even more convenient to use. One of these improvements is the option to show font names in their own font. This is sometimes called “WYSIWYG font names” for “what you see is what you get”, as the font names themselves act as samples of text in that font. With this option enabled, PopChar’s font list now gives a quick glimpse of the general appearance of the available fonts and makes it easier to find desired fonts.
Another feature allows to configure whether PopChar should remember the selected font for all applications instead of separately per application. Also new is the option to disable version checks in full-screen mode to avoid unexpected alerts during a presentation as well as the option to insert HTML characters in hexadecimal notation.
In addition to that, PopChar X 8.3 incorporates metrics adjustments for various fonts and offers fixes and workarounds for user-reported issues. Visit Ergonis Software’s website to learn more about the changes in this release and to download the new version.
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.
- Mac OS X 10.6 or newer
- Compatible with macOS High Sierra (10.13)
PopChar X can be purchased securely on the Ergonis Software website. The upgrade to PopChar X 8.3 is free for anyone who purchased a license for PopChar X 8 or for PopChar X 7 on or after September 1st 2016. Upgrade paths are available for owners of older licenses. For information about purchases, including enterprise licenses, volume discounts, and upgrade pricing offers, see the company’s website. 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.