PopChar X 9.3 supports Unicode 14 and offers further improvements


Perg, Austria - November 16, 2021: Ergonis Software today released PopChar X 9.3, an update to the recent major release of the company's award-winning tool for finding and inserting special characters and exploring fonts.

PopChar X 9.3 supports Unicode 14.0, the most recent update to the Unicode Standard. Unicode 14.0 adds 838 characters, for a total of 144,697 characters. The additions include 5 new scripts, for a total of 159 scripts, as well as 37 new emoji characters. According to the Unicode Consortium, the new scripts and characters in version 14.0 add support for lesser-used languages and unique written requirements worldwide, including numerous symbols additions. The new Unicode standard has been defined only recently, and fonts that fully support it have yet to be developed. Full support for Unicode 14.0 and Emoji 14.0 is expected to be included in one of the next updates to macOS Monterey, and PopChar X 9.3 is already prepared for that.

PopChar X 9.3 further contains metrics adjustments for various styles of the system font in Big Sur and Monterey and is built with the latest compiler and libraries to make it a first-class citizen on Apple's latest macOS version Monterey (12.0).

Visit Ergonis Software's website to learn more about the changes in this release and to download the new version.

PopChar solves a problem faced by every technologist and multi-lingual worker. Inserting special characters into 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.

Availability and Ordering

PopChar X 9.3 requires OS X Yosemite (10.10) or newer and is required for macOS Big Sur (11.0) and macOS Monterey (12.0).

PopChar X can be purchased securely on the Ergonis Software website. The upgrade to PopChar X 9.3 is free for anyone who purchased a license for PopChar X in or after May 2020. Upgrade paths are available for owners of older licenses. All PopChar X purchases (new and upgrades alike) include subsequent 9.x upgrades at no additional charge. 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.

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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