Now that many of our Emoji characters have various skin tones in iOS and OS X, you may want to access and use the new diverse emoji icon set on the Mac. This is quite simple, but do note that not all Emoji have the diverse skin and hair color options.
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There are many extra symbols, characters, and glyphs available on iOS that are not immediately accessible, but by adding a new keyboard you can gain access to the glyphs and symbols. This includes fun ones like the Apple logo and smiley face ☺, and though there is some similarity to emoji, these symbols and … Read More
Emoji icons are a lot of fun and special characters can be extremely useful, but the standard way of opening the character viewer panel isn’t the smoothest in the world. Fortunately, OS X has an excellent bundled menu bar option that can be enabled to allow for extremely fast Emoji and character access, letting you … Read More
If you’re new to Emoji, you’ll be forgiven for not knowing just what some of these icons and characters are supposed to mean. Many are common sense, while others are a bit of a mystery, but there’s an easy way to find out what a specific Emoji character means just by looking at the icon … Read More
Special characters can be accessed easily in Mac OS X through a special floating window called the “Character Viewer”. From within this characters menu, you’ll find a list of various dingbats, arrows, parenthesis, foreign currency symbols, pictographs, bullets and stars, math symbols, letterlike symbols, Emoji, and latin characters, plus a helpful “Recently Used” option which … Read More
Typing the square root symbol in Mac OS X is just a matter of hitting ALT+V √ – ALT+V Note that these are Qwerty English specific instructions, other keyboard layouts and languages will likely vary.
You can access and type foreign currency symbols in Mac OS X in much the same way that other special characters are typed out. That means you’ll use a keystroke combined with the “Option” key to type the respective character. A few common currency symbols are available on default keyboard layouts, including the $ dollar, … Read More
Typing the degrees symbol on a Mac or any computer may seem like a giant mystery but it’s actually really easy if you know the proper keyboard shortcut. There are actually tow keyboard shortcuts for typing degree signs in OS X, and you can insert the degree temperature symbol into any Mac OS X app … Read More
Grave, tilde, acute, circumflex, umlaut… all the fun accent codes that you might need to use. So if you need to type an accented letter in Mac OS X, here’s how. To get this type of accent over a letter, type this command followed by the letter you want accented: à – option+` â – … Read More
£ – Typing the symbol for the British Pound is done by hitting Option+3 in Mac OS X. The keystrokes for typing the pound symbol (or quid symbol) are standard on all Mac keyboards from the USA, though in another nation with another keyboard layout the keyboard shortcut may differ slightly, or the pound symbol … Read More
€ – If you want to reference the Euro symbol on your Mac, you’ve probably noticed that many keyboards don’t really make it obvious with the euro sign. But typing the Euro symbol in OS X is actually really easy if you know the proper keystrokes. Let’s review how to type the Euro sign on … Read More