Am I missing something or is the search function in the special characters window not very helpful? For example, I'm editing text and I want to insert the character for π (pi), so I select "Special Characters..." from the menu and get the window. Then I type "pi" in the search field and get the following, which is not helpful.
Next I try "greek pi". The search results are still surprisingly useless, but it did find a character with name "greek pi symbol". It failed to find the characters I really wanted because they have names like "greek small letter pi"
So to find the character you need to know it's exact unicode name? That doesn't seem right. Is there a better way to search for a character?
This is OS X Mavericks.