MacMost Now 78: Typing Special Characters

Gary Rosenzweig takes a look at how to use the Keyboard Viewer to easily find and insert special characters and accent marks into your text documents.

Comments: 3 Responses to “MacMost Now 78: Typing Special Characters”

    12 years ago

    There’s actually an applescript to toggle it on and off for you:

    set proc_ to “/System/Library/Components/KeyboardViewer.component/Contents/SharedSupport/KeyboardViewerServer.app/Contents/MacOS/KeyboardViewerServer”
    set app_ to “KeyboardViewerServer”
    try
    do shell script “ps -axwww | grep” & space & proc_ & space & “| grep -v grep”
    tell application app_ to quit
    on error
    do shell script proc_ & space & “> /dev/null 2>&1 &”
    end try

    Then, you can make it as an applescript application and run it from spotlight.

    Check out the macosxhints.com hint for a better explanation:

    http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20080326102502259

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    Harry
    10 years ago

    Inserting “£” in a string

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    iPhone Application writes data to a text file, saves it on the Documnets folder. Great that works

    If I place “£” in the string, or use [currencyStyle stringFromNumber] the text file will not be created.

    The “£” and the [currencyStyle stringFromNumber] works if the information is printed to a “New View” page on the simulator, pound and all

    Can someone please explain what happening?

      10 years ago

      Are you talking about using the SDK to create iPhone apps. I would post that to one of the developer forums. I don’t think you’ll get an answer here as this has to do with users typing special characters into finished applications. Not developers.

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