Unicode is a computing industry standard for the consistent encoding, representation, and handling of text expressed in most of the world's writing systems.

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What is the Mac keyboard key with a symbol ⌅ of an up arrow pointing into a horizontal line?

On a Mac, symbols are often used for keys rather than names. In Adobe Indesign for Mac, the keyboard shortcuts for inserting various break characters are described using what looks like an up arrow / ...
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Where can I find an explained list of emoji (emoticons) used in iOS?

Where can I find an explained list of emoji (emoticons) used in iOS for use on Mac OS X? Some of them are not quite clear and I would like to see their base meaning (I know that you are free to use ...
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Is it possible to add a symbol to the character palette?

I guess everybody here knows about the character palette of Mac OS X. Is it possible to create a new symbol, using an image or a vectorial shape made in Illustrator, and add it to the character ...
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Use option-arrows with Unicode Hex Input

I recently switched to the Unicode Hex Input to make typing technical symbols easier. It seems, though, that the way it uses the option key to detect unicode input overrules the ⌥+arrow method of ...
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Customize accents when holding down a key

I just noticed that if I hold down a key in mac when typing, that I get some custom bar that let's me choose between accents. I'm a mathematician, and I like writing unicode math symbols directly ...
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Use a combining macron in Word 2011

I need to utilize numerals with macrons positioned over them for the mathematical notation involved in the Hermann–Mauguin notation of crystalline space groups. OS X has nice Unicode support, so ...