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Ultra Character Map

By X04 Studios Inc.

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Not just another character map. (Really.) Did you know that many fonts contain characters and pictures that cannot be accessed with the keyboard or even with a regular character palette? Ultra Character Map lets you access any character or glyph in any font and use it in other apps. It also lets you do side-by-side font comparisons, print font catalogs, view detailed character and font information (including the keystroke combinations that produce special or accented characters) and much more. And it's really easy to use.

Main Features:

- Unlock everything your fonts have to offer. Access any character, symbol or glyph in any font and use it in your documents.

- Fun with colors and 3D effects. Create your own clip art by applying colors and 3D effects to any character, symbol or glyph.

- Say it in Emoji. Ultra Character Map gives you access to all Emoji characters available in OS X. To use an Emoji character, just drag or copy it into your document.

- Compare fonts the easy way. Enter text once, then simply scroll through a list to see a preview in every font. Don't want to look at all your fonts? You can filter the list by style, classification, collection or name. Ultra Character Map lets you preview header or paragraph text and includes preset samples to save you even more time.

- Print font catalogs and font samples. Ultra Character Map lets you print custom font catalogs, font samples and character maps or save them as PDF documents.

- Useful tools for graphic designers, webmasters and app developers. Ultra Character Map shows all the glyphs in your fonts (even glyphs that are not associated with a character) and lets you view Bézier curves and copy them to other apps. It also features an HTML entity palette, a Unicode 6.1 grid and panels that display extensive character and font information.

But wait, there's more. Ultra Character Map lets you pick favorite fonts and characters, view characters or text copied from other apps, view the keystrokes that produce specific characters (even if they require multiple steps, such as "Option-N then Shift-N") and much more.

What's New in Version 2.0.1

- Fixes an issue with printout font selection.


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Customer Reviews

Robust & handles lots of use cases for people who work with type

I’m very happy with Ultra. One of my major needs was being able to use our brand’s custom icon font. The native Mac FontBook doesn’t make it easy / possible to browse all glyphs of a font and then copy them correclty. Ultra works very well for this use case. It mostly closely reminds me of the glyph browser in Adobe InDesign — but in this case, accessible system-wide (and of course much less epxensive and lightweight).

I do wish a simple CMD-C would copy the glyph (instead of the more complicated shortcut that’s assigned to this) but oh well. A minor optimization.

I love it!

I often write in Sanskrit and have my favorite Devanagari font. In Snow Leopard I was able to import the characters from the character viewer, but now in Mountain Lion I am unable to access this font. Thanks for Ultra Character Map, now once again I have access to this font.

Ultra Character Map
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  • $9.99
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated: Feb 28, 2014
  • Version: 2.0.1
  • Size: 12.7 MB
  • Languages: English, French
  • Seller: X04 Studios Inc.

Compatibility: OS X 10.8 or later, 64-bit processor

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