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I am trying to add an apple symbol to an iPhone app I am writing. It there a way to export an item in the font to an image?

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While developer questions are off-topic here, the question of how to export a font item to an image file is of interest to more than developers. –  Daniel Lawson Jan 6 '12 at 16:49
Must you absolutely use an image instead of the glyph itself? Can you refactor to be able to use the glyph instead? –  Jason Salaz Jan 6 '12 at 17:38

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The easiest way that comes to mind on the Mac is to type the symbol, press Shift4, and use the resulting cross-hair pointer to draw a rectangle around the newly-typed character. That will take a screenshot of it, and save the resulting .png file to the Desktop.

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