PopChar Win 7.0
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User rating
51% of users liked this software
Platform:
Windows 7/Vista/XP
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Price:
$32.99
File size:
3.06 Mb
Date added:
November 23, 2004
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Detail description

Most of your fonts contain thousands of characters, many more than you can access from the keyboard.

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

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 task bar to display a table of characters. Select the desired character and it instantly appears in your document.

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.

Starting with PopChar 6, you can even take a new look at fonts from a designer's perspective – see a font preview, check out what a given text fragment looks like in a certain font, and more.

Features

PopChar makes it easy to "type" unusual characters, HTML special characters and characters from Unicode fonts. It gives you quick access to all characters of all fonts, even those that cannot be generated from the keyboard.

PopChar Win is a background-only application. The small "P" in the system tray indicates that PopChar is running.

Though small and unobtrusive, the "P" icon is always there when you need to insert a special character - no matter in which application you are currently working.

Whenever you need a special character, just click the "P" or activate PopChar with a user-defined hot key.

  • Inserts special characters right into your document - no font cheat sheet, no copy & paste, no need to remember keyboard combinations.
  • Full Unicode support with different comfortable views and pop-up menu for quick navigation.
  • Search for characters by name, by Unicode number or by simply pasting some text from your document into the search field.
  • Font Preview and Sample Text views
  • Font information
  • View and print beautiful font sheets
  • Individually adjust the sizes of certain fonts.
  • Custom favorites provides quick access to frequently used characters and fonts.
  • Magnifier tool provides an enlarged view to see selected characters in full detail.
  • Work across font boundaries and see all available characters system-wide.
  • "Reverse search" for fonts that contain a particular character.
  • Recent characters view for instant access to your frequently used characters.
  • Flexible user interface to satisfy the individual needs of different users.

PopChar supports Unicode fonts with thousands of characters. The grid-like character table of PopChar gives you an excellent overview of all characters in a font, neatly arranged in the standard Unicode blocks or by scripts and symbols. You can collapse groups you don’t need and use the navigation menu to quickly jump to a specific group.

In addition to the characters inside fonts, PopChar can also display information about fonts. The Font Info view reveals background information like version number, properties, copyright and license statements, information about the designer, manufacturer, vendor, number of characters and glyphs, and more.

In typesetting, one important task is to get a message across. Using the right font can help substantially to emphasize the meaning of text and deliver an enjoyable reading experience. PopChar helps you to evaluate fonts. Select the Font Preview or Sample Text views to see a font in action.

PopChar shows some typical characters and sample text fragments in the selected font to give you an impression of the font's properties. You can choose from predefined filler texts in different languages, such as the famous Lorem ipsum, Fillerati, Blindtext, and La Bastille.

Viewing fonts on the screen is perfect for making a quick choice or interactively finding characters in a font.

But when you want to see what a font will look like in print, there is no way around actually printing the font.

PopChar's font preview and sample text views allow you to create beautiful font sheets.

Print them, use them in design discussions, collect them in a printed font catalog, or save them as PDF documents to show off a selected font.

If you want, you can even create a a font sheet in PDF format to send it to someone else, who doesn't need to have the font or PopChar installed.

PopChar's magnifier tool lets you see an enlarged view of characters. This is especially useful for characters with small, subtle details.

The grid lines in the close-up lens also let you see exactly where a character sits relative to the baseline.

Just activate the magnifier in the bottom-left corner of the window. Whenever you point at a character, PopChar then displays a close-up view of the character.

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