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I found this image which I think explains many of the kinds of things that Website builders need to think through. For some in the industry this is like.. Duh! but for others this kind of layout really helps us see the complexity and the parts we need to be thinking through to implement the website.
Many of the different kinds of things that website planners have to think through.
PopChar is an application which helps users find obscure characters.
PopChar is a utility for helping users find the Characters they are looking for
This functionality is built in to OS X with Character Viewer, though it is likely that PopChar extends the user experience in some way.
OS X Character Viewer
Shift Key in Character Viewer
This discussion on the Apple Forums talks about a way to put these symbols in Pages’ auto correction so that Pages will auto correct a set of characters typed to the symbol desired. I have seen this used in MS Word too.
It is unicode point 2318 (the html hex code is ⌘ ) and so you can find it in the character palette under:
or you can go into
All Characters>Symbols>Technical Symbols
Apple ⌘ symbol
There are a few other ways to get at it, but that should do it for you.
On OS X, if you switch your keyboard to Unicode Hex Input, then holding down opt allows you to type the four digits for a unicode symbol and get the ⌘ (2318).
The Alt/Option Symbol has also been elusive. It can be fount at Unicode point 2325. U+2325.
Alt Key U+2325
Unicode and Hex Keyboard symbols
⌘ – ⌘ – ⌘ – the Command Key symbol
⌥ – ⌥ – ⌥ – the Option Key symbol
⇧ – ⇧ – ⇧ – the Shift Key (really just an outline up-arrow, not Mac-specific)
⇥ – ⇥ – ⇥ – the Tab Key symbol
⏎ – ⏎ – ⏎ – the Return Key symbol
⌫ – ⌫ – ⌫ – the Delete Key symbol
Connecting resources and projects. Academia.edu is a great UI. I wish the company I am working for designed something which could drive interaction with this site, or would create a site which would create interaction around our content and in the communities we interact with in a manner like this site does.