Date: Wed, 3 Dec 1997 18:29:52 -0500
From: "Dennis R. Preston" preston[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]PILOT.MSU.EDU
I am sorry to bother my learned colleagues with such a simple, mechanical
request, but I am in need of a simple solution.
At home, In have recently becomea a 'Power Mac' user (I know, at my age!).
In my old pre-PowerMac days, I had a nifty little program called 'PopChar'
which displayed the entire character set of a font (and even let you select
one from a on-screen utility while reminding you of the keystroke). The
trash known as 'KeyCaps' is, of course, completely useless for this purpose
(possibly the clumsiest thing ever written for what it should do).
Alas, my beloved PopChar (which was even shareware!) will not run on this
new damned PowerMac (Power my ass!).
Does anyone know of a PowerMac-friendly utility which will let me see an
entire character set at once (and, if optimal, drop in characters at will
and remind me of the keystroke)?
phnetiucs Thomas Goetz in this week's Village Voice has a bit at the end of
his "Press Clips" column speculating on the term "glass ceiling."
"In this week's report on women's earnings, Barron's Gene Epstein traces the
term 'glass ceiling' to a March 1996 coinage in it sister publication, The
Wall Street Journal. But a random walk down Nexis shows U.P.I. used it in May
1985 and quoted the term in March 1984--two full years before the Journal."
I somehow think this term is much older. Barry? Anyone?
gbarrett[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]dfjp.com
Dennis R. Preston
Department of Linguistics and Languages
Michigan State University
East Lansing MI 48824-1027 USA
preston[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]pilot.msu.edu