PopChar X 7.2 supports Unicode 8.0 and is ready for El Capitan

Ergonis Software today released PopChar X 7.2, an improved version of the company’s award-winning tool for finding and inserting special characters and exploring fonts.

Since the next major Mac OS X version El Capitan is just around the corner, we are preparing our products to work flawlessly on the new system. Version 7.2 of PopChar X is an important update in this respect, since it works around a problem on El Capitan, which resulted in empty character tables. So if you plan to switch to El Capitan, we highly recommend upgrading to PopChar X 7.2 for a smooth transition.

PopChar X 7.2 also supports Unicode 8.0, the most recent update to the Unicode Standard. Unicode 8.0 introduces 7716 new characters, including six new scripts and new symbols, with letters to support African languages, lowercase Cherokee symbols, new Emoji symbols, and more. The new Unicode standard has been defined only recently, and fonts that support it have yet to be developed, but PopChar 7.2 is already prepared for releases of fonts that contain the new characters.

Also new in PopChar X 7.2 are searchable descriptions and Mandarin pronunciations of Chinese characters. This makes PopChar a first-class citizen on Chinese systems and very useful for anyone who has to work with Chinese characters.

PopChar X 7.2 finally adds many further improvements and enhancements that improve overall speed, stability, and compatibility with Yosemite and third-party applications like MS Word 2016 and CorelDRAW. Visit http://www.ergonis.com/products/popcharx/ to learn more about the changes in this release and to download a trial copy.

PopChar solves a problem faced by every technologist and multi-lingual worker. Inserting special characters into application documents can be frustrating and results in a steady loss of productivity. With PopChar, thousands of special characters are only a few clicks away. Just pop up the PopChar window, click the desired character, and the character appears in your current document right away. Starting with PopChar 7, you can even find special characters by simply drawing them.

Availability and Ordering:
PopChar X 7.2 requires Mac OS X 10.6 or newer and is ready for OS X El Capitan (10.11).

PopChar X can be purchased securely from http://www.ergonis.com. The upgrade to PopChar X 7.2 is free for anyone who owns a license for PopChar X 7 or purchased a license for PopChar X 6 on or after March 1st 2014. Upgrade paths are available for customers who purchased their license before that date. 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.

Leave a Reply