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#1 Denes House

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Posted 11 September 2005 - 06:02 AM

I used Key Caps all the time to try to figure out what characters were available in what fonts, and how to type what. Now, I updated to 10.4, and it's gone! Am I missing something? Is there a replacement utility for it?
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Posted 11 September 2005 - 08:57 AM

Use the Application FontBook.

Locate a the font. Note you can also set up your own groups of fonts for easier locating.

Select the font in question. Choose Preview->Repetoire ( Cmd-2 ). Be sure to have Preview showing ( also in the same menu ).

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Posted 11 September 2005 - 09:25 AM

That's interesting. I didn't realize Key Caps was missing either.

But how can you use Font Book to determine how to insert a particular character? All it seems to do is show me what characters a particular font has.

Is there any third party software that will do what Key Caps used to do?

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Posted 11 September 2005 - 10:24 AM

I used Key Caps all the time to try to figure out what characters were available in what fonts, and how to type what. Now, I updated to 10.4, and it's gone! Am I missing something? Is there a replacement utility for it?

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What used to be Key Caps is now Character Palette, and is located in the keyboard pulldown in the top menu, or in the Keyboard System Preference under System Preferences.

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Posted 11 September 2005 - 10:44 AM

Yes, go to System Preferences, click on "International," and then click on "Input Menu." Then check on "Character Palette" and "Keyboard Viewer." Also check on "Show input menu in menu bar" at the bottom of the preference pane. You will now see a flag on the right hand side of your menu bar next to your clock. Click on this flag to access the Character Palette or the Keyboard Viewer. The Keyboard Viewer is the replacement to Key Caps. The Character Palette in Tiger is fantastic. You'll just have to explore it to fully appreciate it!

Why these two utilities aren't easier to access I have no idea.

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Posted 11 September 2005 - 06:58 PM

Thanks, Y'all!
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Posted 12 September 2005 - 12:24 AM

I can recommend PopChar Pro X, which I use all the time. It doesn't have full support for displaying the keystrokes for Unicode entities, but I believe ergonis is working on it.
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