PopChar Win 7: Find characters by drawing their shapes


Perg, Austria: July 21, 2015 - Ergonis Software today announced PopChar Win 7.0, a major new release of the company's award-winning tool for efficiently dealing with fonts and special characters on Windows.

Since 1987, PopChar has been the best-known and highly acclaimed tool for finding and inserting special characters on the Mac. Since 2004, PopChar is available also on Windows. With PopChar, inserting any character is as easy as clicking it in the PopChar table, and you can even search large fonts for characters by their Unicode names. Unfortunately, you often don't know the Unicode name of the desired character, so you don't know which search terms to enter. But you do know what the desired character looks like. With PopChar 7, you can now simply show PopChar what you want.

PopChar 7 introduces a new "Shape Finder", which allows you to draw the shape of a character on the screen to tell PopChar what you are looking for. You just draw the approximate shape and click the Find button and PopChar comes up with all characters that resemble this shape. It has never been easier to find special characters, even in Unicode fonts with thousands of characters. The Shape Finder can also be used with PopChar's new "Find Similar Shape" context command, which allows you to start with a character in the table, optionally add a few extra strokes, and quickly find characters that look similar.

PopChar 7 also adds a new font filter for limiting the font list to fonts that match a given substring, it can export and import the favorite characters to and from a text file, and offers a new window layout with a permanently visible font list.

Many more improvements and enhancements are included in this new version. Visit Ergonis Software's website https://www.ergonis.com/products/popcharwin to view the complete list of changes contained 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. Web designers especially will enjoy the ability to insert HTML symbols.

Availability and Ordering

PopChar Win 7 runs on XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and is prepared for Windows 10.

PopChar Win can be purchased securely on the Ergonis online store at https://store.ergonis.com. The upgrade to PopChar Win 7.0 is free for anyone who purchased a license for PopChar Win 6 on or after October 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.

About Ergonis Software

Ergonis Software develops ergonomic and intuitive software that boosts the productivity of Mac and PC users. Ergonis Software, a privately held company founded in 2002, is headquartered in Perg, Austria.


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