Mac OS X Character Widget

Any user of Mac OS X will love the way it uses to produce special characters with the keyboard: you press alt+(a logical key) and, for accented characters, follow it up with the character you want the accent to be on. The catch here is that it requires you to memorize all of the “logical keys”, and some of them just aren’t that easy to remember.

Fortunately, Mac OS X has a system where you can easily “peek” while working: the dashboard! Why not use it to store some reminders for these special character key combinations?

This is exactly what CharacterPal does:

CharacterPal is a widget that helps you remember how to type any special character. Just put your mouse over a character, and the key combo appears at the bottom. Now you don’t have to remember what Option + Shift + K does.

I love it!

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