Version 1.5 of XChar, a Mac OS X tool that lets you use uncommon characters even if you don’t remember the keyboard combination for them, has been released. The new version has a several interface improvements and lets users change the font display size, according to developer Angelo Scicolone.
XChar, made with the REALbasic environment from
REAL Software, displays a window containing all the characters that your Mac can display. When you need one of them, simply drag and drop it on the place where you need it.
“When you don’t need XChar, you can reduce its window to a small icon, and place it where you want on your screen,” Scicolone said. “When you’ll need it again, simply click on it and it will zoom again. Moreover, XChar is a standalone application and doesn’t need any special extension to run.”
XChar is a US$10 shareware application. You can download it from the
product Web site.