Pencilled In

Published 12 years, 2 months ago

A followup to my previous post: thanks to the nearly impossible to find Character Palette (and thanks to Todd Dominey for instructions on how to enable and use it), I was able to determine the problem and restore my editing pencils.  It turns out that a beta copy of the font “Freight” was what caused the problem.  This beta copy of Freight was for some reason convinced that Unicode 9999 is the reference to a Z-caron instead of a pencil symbol.  It didn’t do this for 9998 or 10000.  Just 9999.

So I removed “beta Freight”, and the pencils returned.  Thanks to everyone who helped me out!

Update: there’s more to the story, namely that the copy of Freight in question was a beta, and not the final release, and the final release doesn’t have the problem that bit me.  I’ve edited this post to reflect that fact.

  1. There is no room for an other icon in my menu bar :-)

    So, if found a little Apple-Skript to directly open the character palette here:

    Open Skript Editor, paste the following and save in your Applications/Apple-Skript – Folder:

    set charpalettelocstring to "/System/Library/Components/CharacterPalette.component/Contents/SharedSupport/"
    do shell script charpalettelocstring & space & "> /dev/null 2>&1 &"

    Works at on 10.3/4

  2. A bit late, but to discover what font is that show the “Z”, one can simply copy it from Safari to another Cocoa app, then hit Command-T.

  3. I think you should edit your post at least 3 more times to remove any hint of animousity towards the Freight author ;)

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