When I first started writing on the Apple Mac I came across the problem of how to enter in characters not found on the keyboard. As a Windows users I was familiar with using Alt Codes. But on the Mac I was lost.

After many hours of searching through the operating system I managed to find a strange tool called the Character Viewer. The most powerful library of characters the world has ever seen. Not only could I search and find the characters related to my language I could now search the world for every possible character in existence.

The new Snow Leopard Character Viewer

The new Snow Leopard Character Viewer

It was not long before I had ever language switched on and a sea of characters and utter confusion. But thanks to the Mac intelligence I was able to create a list of my most favorite characters and keep them in a safe place whenever I needed them.

Recently I upgraded my Macbook which came with Mac OS X version Snow Leopard. Apart from the new layouts and visual spender they have upgraded the viewer to make it faster and cleaner.

For a complete guide on how to use the Keyboard Viewer and the Character Viewer then please download our free eBook.

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4 Responses to “How to find symbols and characters on the Mac”

  1. Abel says:

    Great article and thanks for going to the trouble of making the ebook. Im one of those people that tries the keep everything organized but fails at even simple bookmarks. Now I have the ebook safe on my hard drive. The first thing I did was to email this around the office. I have lost count of the number of times I have been asked about characters and symbols on the Mac.

  2. Balthasar Helmns says:

    Hi Record PC,

    Great little post, I will also be sharing this post around (Facebook!!!). For me its so important to have the language accents in one place. I did have keyboard maps and changed from on language to the other. Now I have the languages loaded and the normal accents and german umlaut characters stored in my favorites.

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