Questions tagged [character]

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

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How do I type the grave accent/backtick (`) from mac to windows?

I am using Microsoft Remote Desktop v. 8.0.36 (have also tried 8.0.33) to a windows server. When I use the button to the left of 1 on my keyboard, I get a backslash in the remote desktop. If I enable ...
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How to enable press-and-hold accent character menu in text editors (i.e. Xcode)?

When I press and hold a key (i.e. a) in most programs (such as a web browser, Evernote, etc.) I see the accent character pop-up menu. However, I do not see the pop-up in Xcode or Vim, and I would ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Option key jumping is inputing special characters

I've got an issue with text input using special characters against my will each time I use the option ← → keys to jump between words. I'm not wanting special characters to be what I'm typing when ...
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Emoji and symbols input panel weird behavior

I am talking about the text input panel Emoji and symbols that could be opened thorough ctrl+⌘+Space. It could be opened as a bubble: or as a window: The problem is only in the bubble mode: when I ...
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How to select “Press and Hold” characters over 10 characters

When I have more than 10 characters in my "Press and Hold" set, I am unable to type 10 or 11 or 12 to select a character. It registers the second keypress. If I type "12", it registers "2" and inserts ...
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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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Resizing whole text containing different fonts in TextEdit

My text file uses two fonts, Helvetica for usual text and the ALPHABETUM-Unicode specialized font for rare ancient characters. The system handles it nicely, as the sizes of the ALPHABETUM ...
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Disable special characters such as Tilde

I am using my Mac to write Java code in Eclipse. Not frequently, but commonly enough I need special characters such as ^, ~ or `. The problem with these is that I have to press the key(-combination) ...
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How to navigate the Special Characters window with the keyboard?

Is it possible to use the special characters window only with the keyboard? i.e., I know in textedit for example you can activat the special characters window with Alt+Cmd+T. But: How do you bring ...