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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Apr 11, 2005
    Cleveland Ohio
    Dual G5 powermac
    Character map for fonts?
    hi guys, i'm designing a custom font for my job, and id like to make a key combination where itll put out a small logo. Ok thats cake! however, how the heck do i know what keys will trigger it on mac? OPTION+what?

    i know on windows theres CharacterMap thatll show me ALT+xxx and that works

    anything like that on mac?

    thanks in advance guys
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    surfwax95's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 27, 2005
    Fayetteville, AR
    15" Powerbook G4 24" iMac iPhone 3Gs
    I'm not sure exactly what you're asking, but check out

    Finder>Edit>Special Characters.

    There may be some info in there.
    I try to Command+Shift+/ when I can.
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    Benjamindaines's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 08, 2005
    A religiously oppressed state
    17" MacBook Pro
    I don't know how to change the logo but if you press Option + Shift + K you get an apple logo

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    kpbarbee's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 07, 2010
    Macbook Pro 15" c.2007
    Smile Keycaps - How to see what key types what symbol?
    Hi--I have a similar question, albeit 5 years later!

    For Dingbat, Webding, and Wingding fonts, how can I see what key will type what character? The only way I can do it now is to type out every character on the keyboard and change the font to try and figure out which key types which character in that particular font.

    There must be a much simpler way, I mean, this is Mac?!

    Any help will be appreciated!


  5. #5
    In Snow Leopard, you would turn on "Keyboard and Character Viewer" by going to System Preferences -> Language & Text -> Input Sources -> check the box next to "Keyboard and Character Viewer."

    You'll now see a little flag (representing the language of your choice) in the menubar. Click it to reveal the character and keyboard map you're looking for.

  6. #6

    Member Since
    Oct 23, 2010
    Character Viewer, Keyboard Viewer
    It's true that the Character viewer shows Wingdings and Dingbats, etc. but in a very limited and convoluted way. What I'd like to see is a graphic representation of a keyboard where I can choose a font and see to what key each symbol is mapped. I'm in the same position as kpbarbee above. When I'm looking for a special character I have to just start hitting keys until I see it appear. I've tried searching the web but I can't find a thing.

  7. #7
    The directions I posted above your query will give you a "graphic representation of a keyboard" and show you all the STANDARD special characters and how to achieve them.

    If you want something more elaborate than that, try PopChar.

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