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Questions relating to letters, numbers and symbols or the Special Characters window

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How to enable/disable suggestions for character alternatives? [duplicate]

I'm talking about the suggestions you (usually) get after you hold a key down for a few seconds. See image: For some reason they suddenly stopped working for me. I honestly don't recall changing some ...
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Get french accent on Linux terminal connected via ssh from MacOS High Sierra

I come on this forum since no answers or suggestions on other forums. I am often connecting from a MacOS High Sierra terminal via SSH to a Debian 8.0. The locales on my MacOS are : LANG= LC_COLLATE="...
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How to insert ALT character with Edit -> Emoji & Symbols

I want to insert the Apple's Alt key symbol into a document. 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....
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How to type a long/em dash `—`

When writing emails and articles I often find myself in the need to use a long/em dash — character, not to be confused with the hyphen - character. Normally what I end up doing is I type two ...
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Making Favorites category selected by default in Character Viewer

Whenever I open Character Viewer, I want the Favorites category selected by default as shown in the image. Instead, I find that even if I selected Favorites in the last session, next time the ...
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Exporting Favorites from Character Viewer

I would like to export the list of Favorites in Character Viewer (which can be launched by selecting "Show Emoji & Symbols" in the menu bar icon for the input source) and import it into a ...
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Using Favorites from Character Viewer on another Mac [duplicate]

I would like to use the list of customized Favorites in Character Viewer from my Macintosh on my co-worker's Mac. Is there a way to do so?
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How can I type Lithuanian stress characters (e.g., ą́, ė̃, m̃)?

This is an obscure use case, so I'm not surprised that there's nothing about this online. I already know how to type accent marks in general, and how to change keyboards. However, I was not able to ...
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How to type ə (the schwa character) on macOS?

The wikipedia article for ə says, “In MacOS with the U.S. Extended keyboard, the letters Ə ə are made with Option+Shift+: followed by shift+A or a respectively.” When I follow these instructions (on ...
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Can you edit the keywords for the emoji picker in Mojave?

TL;DR: Is there any way to edit the keywords for the emojis that show up in the character picker? In the emoji-picker on Mojave (10.14.3) the keywords for filtering/selecting emoji via Cmd+Ctrl+Space ...
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What do I type to produce the command symbol (⌘) in Mac OS X?

What combination of keys do I press to produce the command symbol (⌘) on Mac OS X? (I copied the above symbol from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Command_key.)
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Long press key to reveal special characters does not work after update to High Sierra

I have a similar problem as the asker in this question on Apple's forum. After I updated from Sierra to High Sierra (v10.13.3) on a MBP retina 13" mid 2014, I noticed the character picker (special ...
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Adding to accented characters available on OS X Keyboard

If you hold down a letter then OS X will show you options for accented versions of that character. This is very useful when typing in other languages. However, not all the versions of that letter ...
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How to type a TAB character on an iPhone

I'm editing a plain text file on my iPhone and need to type a TAB (\t) character. However, I am unable to find it and starting to wonder if it even exists. Anyone able to help me out?
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Making the macOS Special Character Popup Menu Appear Everywhere

I find macOS' special character popup menu (the one invoked with a long press on some keys) an incredibly useful feature. For some reason, it seems to work only in Adobe's Illustrator and Photoshop (...
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Too many dots in Safari password fields

Safari 12.0.1 (14606.2.104.1.1) / macOS Mojave 10.14.1 (18B75) / both Mac Mini late 2018 and macBookAir late 2018. Each time I type a character in a password field, instead of being displayed as a ...
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Character Accent Menu doesn't appear anymore in macOS Sierra

Before upgrading to macOS Sierra, I really liked the Character Accent Menu by doing a long press on a key (for example, the character e) and being able to add an accent on it. However, this ...
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About converting to UFT8 from a “Simplified Chinese” file having a “garbled” file name

I use Mac with English MacOS interface. I download a file from Chinese website(Simplified Chinese). It is garbled file name. The garbled file name: %E6%B9%96%E5%8D%97IPTV.apk The real file name: ...
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How do I access special characters on Apple's Smart Keyboard?

I bought the new iPad Pro 10.5" and with it the Apple Smart Keyboard with the US Layout. Now I am constantly switching between writing in german, english and some french. Therefore I would like to ...
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View all a fonts characters app?

Is there a Mac app for viewing all the characters of a font? Font book doesn't seem have this feature.
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Character viewer missing Unicode blocks

I just switched from OS 10.9 to OS 10.14, and the character viewer (aka "Show Emoji & Symbols") looks like this: Where have all the other Unicode blocks (e.g. Greek and Coptic, Cyrillic, Georgian,...
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Decreasing the time delay for diacritic marks menu appearance [duplicate]

On my iMac, when one pushes certain character keys after about 1 second a menu appears with the selected character with diacritic marks (accents) - i.e. when one presses S, one is presented with a ...
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How to enable foreign/accentuated letters popup on ukelele (.keylayout) custom keyboard keypress?

I have created and installed a custom keyboard layout with the ukelele application. This keyboard is installed here : ~/Library/Keyboard Layouts/my-custom-layout.keylayout When the default english ...
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Mac Excel won't recognize Spanish/Portuguese accents (UTF8 or ANSI)

I'm working with Excel to open a delimited (tabbed) txt file that contains Portuguese and Spanish accents. As you can see below, in the third row there is a title "Último Año" that is correct. ...
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Safari fonts not displaying properly

Safari 12.0 macOS Mojave version 10.14 MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports) AS of today (2/11/2018) characters in Safari are being shown as boxed question marks. The same websites ...
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How can I type the Multiply symbol (“ד) on iPhone?

I was using speech recognition to send a message in WhatsApp, and when I said “multiplied by” this sign appeared: I can’t remember seeing this symbol on the default iOS keyboards, so I wonder if ...
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Activate Emoji & Symbols and Character Viewer independently

Sometimes when editing text, I want to use the Emoji & Symbols viewer to quickly type a symbol. Other times, I want to open the full Character Viewer window. Unfortunately, there only seems to be ...
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How do you type a character with its ASCII code?

I need to type the form feed character 0x0C in ASCII on my Mac. Is there any way to do this? I've tried using "Emoji and Symbols" from the Edit menu, but it's not in there.
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Issues when entering password finishing with '^' character

I am using a password that has been generated by the organization where I work, and that specific password terminates with the ^ character. This password cannot be changed so I must keep it for the ...
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Avoid two-character umlauts in PDFs

Introductory explanation An umlaut is a German vowel, represented in writing as a letter with two dots (diaeresis) over the basic vowel. Examples of umlauts are ä, ö, and ü. These three letters can ...
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How to use Character Viewer with only keyboard and no mouse?

I'm looking for a mouseless/mouse-free solution. And I want to use the whole Character Viewer-- not just certain characters. I can open the Character Viewer with CTRL+CMD+SPACE, but it doesn't have ...
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How to sort the special characters menu?

In order to type special characters, I long press the standard char and then I get a menu to pick exactly the one I need by pressing its number. For example, if I want to type á I need to long press a,...
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macOS text substitutions: How do I distinguish lowercase and uppercase characters

When using the keyboard shortcuts functionality in macOS (i.e. substitution of a sequence of characters to another sequence of characters), I see that it's randomly detecting the uppercase vs. ...
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Type Lambda λ on a Mac?

Is there a way to type lambda λ on a mac without switching the entire keyboard binding to Greek, as described here: How do you type Theta on a Mac?
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How to enter a non-breaking space on iOS?

On a Mac, entering a non-breaking space is very easy. On my iPad with iOS 7 installed, I want to enter a non-breaking space. But I find no way. I have tried the mic on the keyboard. It gives me this ...
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How to write a Q with a dot above, for differential notation?

I want to write a Q with a dot above. How can I make it happen? I need it in omni graffle. thanks.
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How do I type a ² or a ³ on an Apple keyboard (International English layout)?

I use ² and ³ a lot in e-mails. When using my Belgian Windows keyboard and a custom keymap it was easy to type this in Mac OS X as I assigned the appropriate key. Now I switched to a qwerty ...
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How do I get the Unicode code of a character from the Character Viewer?

I recall that the Character Viewer showed me the Unicode value of any character I selected, but now it doesn't show it anymore. How do I make it show the Unicode value as before? If that makes any ...
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What are these characters that I get suggested “ℬ ℱ ℳ ℛ ℰ”?

When I type on my iPhone running iOS 11 I get these characters as suggestions: ℬ ℱ ℳ ℛ ℰ They come only for the letters "B F M R E”. They only appear for single letters and disappear as soon as a ...
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Tilde character on Mavericks/Macbook air with Norwegian keyboard turns into >

After upgrading my MB Air & upgrading to Mavericks, I can't get my beloved tilde character to turn up. I got a Norwegian keyboard, so there is no dedicated tilde character. Answers from Google ...
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Mac app for show all character features in notepad++

I am working in 2 environments (Mac & Windows). Once I have problem with invisible characters in Windows and notepad++'s "show all characters" feature helped me a lot in displaying the invisible ...
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typing a backtick on Mac OS X Snow Leopard

I have had a hunt around the net for this, but cannot find an answer - how do I type a backtick on Mac OSX Snow Leopard? I have a Macbook from late-2010. The backtick character is one I use on a ...
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Umlauts and Copy and paste

I have a problem with copy and paste of characters like "ü". When I copy and paste the name "Gereon Müller" from this book http://langsci-press.org/catalog/book/18 (choose the download tab) I get the ...
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Character Accent Menu doesn't appear anymore in macOS High Sierra

Firstly, this is for High Sierra I've already tried this step: Character Accent Menu doesn't appear anymore in macOS Sierra Add a second language like French in Settings -> Keyboard -> Input ...
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How does one type an “É” (capital e acute) in the French keyboard layout in Mac OS X?

I've searched the web for a method to type an "É" character with a french keyboard layout in firefox. It appears I'm supposed to type ⌥+E, and then ⇧+E to achieve this, but as soon as I ...
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How to have character accent menu _and_ key repeat

So it seems you have an either/or choice for the character accent menu or normal press-and-hold for key repeat behaviour. Surely it's possible to have press and hold bring up the Character Picker ...
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Activate PressAndHold for LibreOffice or OpenOffice

With most apps on my macos (TextEdit, TextWrangler, Skype, WeChat, Mail, Xcode, Android Studio, Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc.) when I hold down a letter like E, I get the choice of accents to use from ...
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The keyboard's plists of PressAndHold also can no longer be modified to add the new accents in El Capitan

From OS X 10.8 to 10.10, I used to modify the PressAndHold keyboard plists to add the new Romanian and Slavic accents and some symbols, so I'm an hyperglot. /System/Library/Input Methods/...
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mount not working for utf-8

I've set the locale: $locale LANG="en_GB.UTF-8" LC_COLLATE="en_GB.UTF-8" LC_CTYPE="en_GB.UTF-8" LC_MESSAGES="en_GB.UTF-8" LC_MONETARY="en_GB.UTF-8" LC_NUMERIC="en_GB.UTF-8" LC_TIME="en_GB.UTF-8" ...
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iOS 11 autocorrect bug typing the letter capital I

So for some odd reason it seems that some iPhones are having trouble processing the letter "I" and I was wondering if anyone knows the solution to this or if it's just a bug in iOS 11? on some iOS 10 ...