PopChar 8.1 – Floating window shows available font characters.

PopChar 8.1

PopChar helps you get the most out of your font collection. With its crystal-clear interface, PopChar provides a frustration-free way to access any font’s special characters.

  • Expanded accessibility – Your Mac includes over 700 fonts, each of which contains thousands of characters — Why not make them as accessible as possible? PopChar makes it happen.
  • Interface advantages – PopChar displays easy-to-analyze tables of characters, giving you an ultra-convenient interface. You can’t access most of these characters from your keyboard — PopChar puts them within your reach.
  • Liberating compatibility – No matter what app you are using, PopChar brings snappy simplicity to all font-related tasks. Whether you’re working with a word processor or a Web browser, PopChar integrates seamlessly.
  • Smarter searching – PopChar’s seasoned search capabilities will help you find what you are looking for, whether you need to search for a character by name, identify fonts that contain specific characters, or explore the entire character set of a font.

What’s New

Version 8.1:

  • Support for Unicode 10.0
  • Additional search keywords for emoji characters
  • The font list now contains the otherwise invisible system font (.AppleSystemUIFont) on OS X 10.11 El Capitan and later
  • Faster collection of ligatures with reduced memory allocation
  • Internal optimization speeds up background activities and reduces memory allocation
  • Internal cleanup reduces memory footprint of PopChar
  • Fixes a problem with a crash on OS X 10.6 during extraction of ligatures from certain fonts
  • Works around issues with collecting ligatures for some corrupted fonts
  • Fixes a problem where certain named characters were displayed when searching for unnamed characters
  • Fixes a problem that produced many undefined characters as the result of certain character searches


OS X 10.6 or later


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