I want to insert the Apple's Alt key symbol into a document.

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So I fired up the 'Emoji & Symbols' window and use 'alt' as the search term.

The symbols are not 100% as I expected but close enough. I want to use rightmost character in 'Font Variation'

However after trying a few times, the tool will only insert the leftmost symbol .

How can get the character that I want?


By far the simplest way I can think of is just search for 'option' not alt.

Then it's the only result.

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Alternatively, most of the keyboard 'keys' are in Technical Symbols..

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  • I was playing around with the Character Viewer. One interesting question that remains is how to use the characters from among the font variations? – Nimesh Neema May 29 at 5:25
  • You have to change your display font for that character. Apple-smart apps like TextEdit will do it automatically if you double-click the variation. i.stack.imgur.com/7q6jB.png – Tetsujin May 29 at 6:09

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