Articles posted on September 8th, 2009

Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard): Wrong character in Grand Robert application and on-line version

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009 • 4:22 pm

As a French translator, I make heavy use of my Grand Robert dictionary application for Mac OS X. It’s not a very good Mac OS X application (see this blog post—in French, sorry—for more information), but I am afraid it’s the only version there is. Sadly, Snow Leopard introduces a new cosmetic problem that was […]

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Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard): Recurrence of old bug with display of accented chars in PDF documents

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009 • 3:41 pm

I am afraid Snow Leopard reintroduces some old bugs that I thought we finally had managed to get Apple to rid us of for good. As per usual, these include bugs that primarily affect non-English-speaking users. Take, for example, this sample PDF file with a page containing French text: accents-sample-page.pdf If you open this PDF […]

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Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard): Option-clicking on names in Save As dialogs no longer copies file extension

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009 • 11:14 am

It is one of those small yet far from insignificant improvements that Apple’s engineers have made in Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6). For several years now, Mac OS X has had this built-in feature that used to be available only through third-party system utilities, where, when you are in a “Save As…” dialog box, […]

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