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Take Control of Font Problems in Mac OS X, Tiger Edition by Sharon Zardetto Aker

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Chapter . Manage Input Menu Items

Character Palette, Keyboard Viewer, and input keyboards live in the Input menu; the first has far more problems than the other two—but the latter two aren’t perfect, either! And the Input menu itself occasionally has some problems. (If you don’t even have one in your menu bar, jump directly to You have no Input menu.)

Character Palette

While Character Palette isn’t a shining example of an obvious interface, it’s extremely useful—and sometimes your only option for inputting off-the-keyboard characters. The more you use it, the more you’ll like it. And the more you’ll increase your chances of running into problems with it.

Character Palette problems that aren’t problems

Items that may seem like problems but are actually ...

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