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How to access Greek symbols on OSX (Mavericks)?

I write mathematical computer code. I frequently need Greek letters such as ø My current workflow is terrible: hold down OPT and run my finger across the three rows of the keyboard: œ∑´®†¥¨^øπ“‘« ...
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What are these characters from the OS X keyboard?

I've never seen these characters before and never seen them in action either. Does anybody know what they are and what they're used for? Maybe somebody has this drop of trivia lying around... ...
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How do I make keyboard viewer to automatically show up only when I'm holding the option key?

I'd like keyboard viewer to show up while I hold the option key or after pressing a "dead key" such as option-e, but to hide otherwise. I know where the letters are. But it would be nice to get an ...
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How do I type + (plus) character on a Swedish Apple Wireless Keyboard using US keyboard layout?

I feel stupid asking this, but my thorough troubleshooting and Google searches rendered no clues… I'm trying to get to grips with Vim (MacVim) and I've set up Keyboard Maestro to automatically switch ...
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How do I type a ² or a ³ on an Apple keyboard (International English layout)?

I use ² and ³ a lot in e-mails. When using my Belgian Windows keyboard and a custom keymap it was easy to type this in Mac OS X as I assigned the appropriate key. Now I switched to a qwerty ...
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How to obtain glyphs from the “Apple Symbols” font in Lion?

I'd like to make use of the special iOS symbols found in Apple Symbols font, e.g. the "Reload" and "Action" glyphs. In Snow Leopard, I could obtain and insert them via the "special characters" pane ...
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Is it possible to use the character map as a standalone app?

I always loved the opportunity to create a standalone version of the Color picker instead of having to look for it between the apps menus. Is it possible to use the character map as a standalone ...