Finding the Characters You Need

There aren't enough keys on the Mac keyboard to give you easy access to all the characters of even a simple PostScript or TrueType font.

Key Caps—under the Apple menu in Mac OS 9 and earlier and in the Utilities folder inside the Applications folder in Mac OS X—can help you find what you're after. Just launch the program and choose from the Key Caps menu the font whose character set you want to investigate. Since nearly all Mac fonts have the same character set and the same keyboard assignments for getting at those characters, if the typeface you're looking at is too faint or too hard to read onscreen (the Key Caps window is really much too small), pick a more legible typeface, such as Charcoal (Figure 18.19). ...

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