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
    Apr 8 '19 at 2:08

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
    Apr 7 '19 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
    Apr 7 '19 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) Apr 7 '19 at 21:25
  • Ohh that's sad. Thanks.
    – Blaszard
    Apr 7 '19 at 21:27
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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/… Apr 7 '19 at 21:27

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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