FontRevealer for MAC

v 1.4
Category  System Utilities

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About FontRevealer For MAC

FontRevealer allows you to examine Unicode font substitution behavior, and diagnose font problems in macOS Cocoa apps.

Your screenshot shows that the first character is from Hiragino font. Why don't you see it on your system?

Hiragino fonts might not be installed on your system. In such cases, a different font (perhaps Zapf Dingbats), will be used to render "pointing hand" characters.

I select one character from the sample text and two rows are highlighted in the table. What is the deal?

You have chosen a Unicode-composed character that is internally represented using multiple consecutive codes. Each code is shown as a line in this table.

What happens if I choose one row from the table and the adjacent row is highlighted?

As a group, the rows that represent Unicode-composed characters are automatically selected.

What are these strange arcs or lines I see in this sample text box?

You might be seeing this type of thing if you have LaTeX fonts on your system. These fonts can cause problems with Unicode characters rendering due to incompatibilities in the Unicode character set in macOS.

What can I do to fix these LaTeX fonts

The usual culprits are the LCIRCLE10 and LCIRCLEW10 fonts (in 'LaTeXscreen fonts' suitcase files). If you don't use LaTeX to render arcs or circles, you might be able disable them without affecting functionality.

What can I do to change the texture of my window?

Yes, you can. You can control-click in the textured area of the window to open a popup context menu. Choose an alternate texture from this menu. ('Aqua' is default macOS window appearance.

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Whats New

Version 1.4:

  • Built as a 64-bit Universal Binary for Intel and Apple Silicon.
  • Now requires macOS 10.9 or later, and is compatible with macOS 11 (Big Sur).
  • Built with Apple’s Hardened Runtime, sandboxed, signed and notarized.
  • Discontiguous text selection now behaves as expected.