Ergonis’ PopChar X 4.2 is a utility that helps you find characters in fonts and insert them into your documents. The new version lets you search for fonts that contain a specific character, or “reverse font search,” so you can easily find characters that aren’t available in the currently active font.
You can also search by name for a character (for example, cubic meter), and find those characters by letting you copy a character’s Unicode name. Their website has an informative video showing Popchar’s features.
Popchar costs €29.99 for Mac or Windows, but upgrades are free for anyone who purchased PopChar in the last two years.
Jay Nelson is the editorial director of PlanetQuark.com, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at Lynda.com, as well as the training videos Quark includes in the box with QuarkXPress 7 . In addition, Jay writes regularly for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines and speaks at industry events.