PopChar evolves from a plain character picker to a versatile font tool

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[prMac.com] Hagenberg, Austria - Ergonis Software today released PopChar X 6.0, a major new release of the company's award-winning tool for efficiently dealing with fonts and special characters. With the new version 6, PopChar has evolved from a plain character picker to a versatile font utility which lets you make the most of your installed fonts.

PopChar has been at the hands of writers, publishers, and designers for 25 years, helping them to find and type special characters. Now, at its 25th anniversary, PopChar 6 goes a step further and adds great new features for exploring installed fonts from a designer's perspective.

Based on a a streamlined user interface, the new "Font Preview" feature gives an impression of a selected font by showing representative characters and a selectable piece of text in multiple font sizes. In addition, the new "Sample Text" feature shows what the font looks like when applied to typical text fragments. Various predefined samples can be selected and users can customize their own sample text. A slider lets you quickly view the text samples in various font sizes. Both the "Font Preview" and the "Sample Text" views can be printed to create beautiful font sheets.

PopChar X 6.0 also supports Unicode 6.1, the latest release of the Unicode Standard, which adds characters to support additional languages of China, other Asian countries, and Africa.

Furthermore, PopChar X has been improved to offer best compatibility with OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) as well as with third-party applications like Adobe Illustrator CS3 to CS6. Many internal enhancements lead to improved speed, faster startup, and less background activity. Visit Ergonis Software's website to view the long list of further improvements and enhancements contained in this release and to download a trial copy.

System Requirements:
PopChar X 6.0 requires OS X 10.5.8 or newer and is fully compatible with OS X Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8).

Pricing and Availability:
PopChar X can be purchased securely on the Ergonis Software website. The upgrade to PopChar 6 is free for all customers who purchased a license of PopChar X on or after June 1st 2011. Other users of a previous PopChar X license may upgrade for EUR 14.99 (single license). For information about purchases, including enterprise licenses, volume discounts, and upgrade pricing offers, see the company's web site. Instead of purchasing PopChar separately, customers can save money by ordering the Ergonis Productivity Bundle, which also includes the text expander Typinator and the keyboard shortcut helper KeyCue.

Headquartered in Hagenberg, Austria, Ergonis Software Gmbh is a privately held software development company founded in 2002. With a focus on innovation, Ergonis develops ergonomic and intuitive software that boosts the productivity of Mac and PC users alike. Copyright 2002-2012 Ergonis Software Gmbh. All Rights Reserved. Ergonis products are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Ergonis Software GmbH. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.