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When I type ⌥ and some letter a special character usually shows up - this would be really useful except for the fact that I have no use for a lot of these characters. How can I customize which characters are bound to these shortcuts?

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  • what Mac and OSX are you using.
    – Ruskes
    Sep 26, 2014 at 4:36
  • Macbook Air 2011, OSX 10.9.4
    – Kvass
    Sep 26, 2014 at 14:04

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Create the folder ~/Library/KeyBindings/ and in it create a file called DefaultKeyBinding.dict and add whatever special character you need like so:

{
    "~c" = (insertText:, "⌘");
}

This makes +c insert the symbol . For more information on this file and its syntax refere to this article. After editing the file you need to restart your application for the changes to take effect.

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