Several months ago, I posted a question to Facebook about digital literacy.
What is the role or place of Digital Literacy in a company that values literacy as being vital to reaching its goals?
I have had several months to contemplate the question and I realize that I was a bit ambiguous in my question, or rather my question could not have been understood concisely. Digital Literacy can and is used to mean Continue reading →
Since 2005 I have used K2, a really nice minimalistic theme for WordPress. I especially liked the spacing and the fonts used. But alas I had two people tell me that it was hard to read posts on my blog. I set out to find a new theme which was more reader friendly (especially since I am having a few longer posts). I settled with Twenty Eleven.
The Journeyler moving from K2
So in a last adieu. Good bye K2. It has been good knowing you.
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