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how to view font characters?

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Richard Gilpin Level 2 Level 2 (165 points)
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Jan 25, 2013 9:07 AM

I have forgotten what I knew once.  How do I view individual characters in a font?

 

Character Viewer does not show all the characters in my fonts.   Specifically I am looking for the ligature for "ffl" in Times.  

 

For comparison, years ago I found a particular character for a similar ligature:  ChrW(64258).   That was long enough ago that I do not now remember how I found that character.  

 

How do I find my way back to wherever I found ChrW(64258)?   TIA

Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,900 points)
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    Jan 25, 2013 10:11 AM (in response to Richard Gilpin)

    In OS 10.6 you open Character Viewer and set View=Glyph and then select your font.

     

    If by chance you are using 10.7 or 10.8 and have posted in the wrong forum, then View=Glyph is no longer available, and you have to use another app like PopChar or Ultra Character Map to view characters by font.

     

    As far as I know, the Times font supplied by Apple does not have an ffl ligature, only fl.

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,900 points)
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    Oct 1, 2013 10:24 AM (in response to Richard Gilpin)

    What is the Unicode number of the character you are talking about?  I think you may just need to convert it from the standard hex to decimal.

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,900 points)
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    Oct 1, 2013 10:51 AM (in response to Richard Gilpin)

    Try 64258

     

    Hex is base 16 (using the digits 0-9, a, b, c, d, e, f.  Decimal is base 10, using 0-9.

     

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hexadecimal

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