I want to type in dʒ on macOS but I don't know how I can type it. I tried ⌥ + keys but it seems that none of the keys is mapped to the symbol. It's not listed on this page.

I use the US Extended keyboard: So how can I type this symbol?

  • For general-purpose IPA input, you may be interested in <i2speak.com> (no affiliation).
    – wchargin
    Commented Apr 8, 2019 at 2:08

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With ABC (formerly US) Extended, ʒ is made by typing option-shift ; and then z.

In general, to see which key does what, use Keyboard Viewer.

More info about ABC Extended can be found here. And here.

  • Thanks and do you know which key to type in Dvorak? It seems different and has no such symbol with option and shift...
    – Blaszard
    Commented Apr 7, 2019 at 21:19
  • Or I rather want to know a way to detect which key to type in based on the symbol, if that is possible, since there are still more symbols that I don't know how to type...
    – Blaszard
    Commented Apr 7, 2019 at 21:21
  • @Blaszard Only ABC Extended can do such things. You can use Keyboard Viewer to see all the possibilities provided by the Dvorak layout. If you want to make a custom version of Dvorak which has the special characters you need, a good tool is Ukelele scripts.sil.org/ukelele (temporarily down unfortunately) Commented Apr 7, 2019 at 21:25
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    @Blaszard Your second comment seems to indicate you did not read the part about Keyboard Viewer or click on the link there. Another way to input such characters is via Character Viewer. support.apple.com/guide/mac-help/… Commented Apr 7, 2019 at 21:27
  • ? I read it but sorry if I missed something as it was written in French. But anyway, I meant that I want a way to know which key to type by the input of the symbol, instead of try all the combinations of keys on the viewer.
    – Blaszard
    Commented Apr 7, 2019 at 21:42

If you know the Unicode name of the character, you can use ⌘ - ^ - Space to bring up a character search. This character is called Ezh:

screenshot of character selector

Usually this is used for Emoji, but as you can see, it works for any character.


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