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Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger: Visual QuickStart Guide by Maria Langer

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The Character Palette

The Character Palette (Figure 53) enables you to type any character in any language for which a font is installed in your computer, including Asian and eastern European languages. It is especially useful for typing special characters, like mathematical symbols, arrows, and dingbats characters.

Figure 53. In TextEdit, you can display the Character Palette by choosing Special Characters from the Edit menu.

The Character Palette is available in some Mac OS X applications, including TextEdit. Once displayed, any character you click is inserted in the current document, at the insertion point.

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