PopChar X

Most of your fonts contain thousands of characters, many more than you can access from the keyboard.

If you want to get the most out of your fonts, then PopChar is the right tool for you.

PopChar makes "typing" of unusual characters easy without having to remember keyboard combinations.

Whenever you need a special character, PopChar is there to help.

Click the "P" in the menu bar to display a table of characters. Select the desired character and it instantly appears in your document.

PopChar works with all modern applications that support Unicode. It makes it easy to navigate and search within fonts that contain thousands of characters. Search for characters by their names, find fonts that contain certain characters, explore the character set of fonts, collect your favorite characters, insert HTML symbols. PopChar makes all these font-related tasks easy.

With PopChar, you can also take a look at fonts from a designer's perspective – see a font preview, check out what a given text fragment looks like in a certain font, and print beautiful font sheets.

Starting with PopChar 7, you can even find special characters by simply drawing them.

Words cannot describe the huge benefits PopChar offers to you. See yourself in this short demo movie.

Easily type umlauts with PopChar

Believe it or not - PopChar has now been around for over 25 years. To read more about the milestones in the development of PopChar, see the History of PopChar.

Features, Installation, Requirements

 



For more information on how to insert special characters, visit the Features page

Installation

To install PopChar X, download it from our downloads page. PopChar X is distributed as a Mac OS X disk image (DMG). Once you have mounted the disk image, simply double-click the PopChar icon to install and launch PopChar.

As long as you do not have a license key, PopChar operates in trial mode with some special characters disabled. When you purchase a license key and enter it in the Registration window of PopChar X, the dimmed characters will immediately become active.

Requirements

  • PopChar X requires OS X 10.6 or newer.
  • Compatible with OS X El Capitan.

Languages

The current version of PopChar X is available in English, German, and French.

in PopChar X 7.5: Support for combined characters in the Apple Color Emoji font

Starting with version 7.5, PopChar X supports combined emojis in the Apple Color Emoji font. These symbols are created by linking multiple emoji characters with a special "zero width joiner" character. Up to eight different characters are needed to create such combinations. For example, the family symbol with a man, a woman, and a boy consists of seven Unicode characters.

With PopChar, you do not need to know the required sequences and how to generate them. Just look at the "Combined Emojis" section of Apple Color Emoji and click one of the symbols to insert it in your document.

Apple Color Emoji flags

OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 or newer is required to make use of the combined emoji characters.

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