Do you mean this ?
That's the Character Viewer turned on in System Preferences > Language and Text > Input source tab.
Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"
iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Mountain Lion 10.8.2)
G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
Mac OS X (10.6.8),
Couple of iPhones and an iPad
"Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images." No, Seriously
Gone. It now only shows standard key outputs. The Character Palette has likewise been dumbed down to the point of uselessness.
For a character palette which can actually show you the full set of characters in one font, purchase Ultra Character Map. The link is the developer's site, which gives you nice info on what it can do. You purchase the app in the App Store.
I hope Apple
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but this one is never going to happen. In a fully unicode system the characters on Keyboard Viewer do not depend on the font and so the menu has no real use.
Turning to a fully unicode system means likely that fonts like the classic Symbol are not supported any more. The font menu in the Keyboard Viewer had some use for those fonts and the special characters accessable thru Alt and Ctrl-Alt as well.
I played a bit around and added a Greek flag to the input menu. And -voila- the Greek letters of the Symbol font were available in the Keyboard Viewer.
The font menu in the Keyboard Viewer had some use for those fonts and the special characters accessable thru Alt and Ctrl-Alt as well.
With Unicode the special characters accessable via option/alt and shift + option/alt are also always the same regardless of the font.
Currently I think Apple only provides 2 non-Unicode fonts where Keyboard viewer could in theory show something different: Type Embellishments and Bodoni Ornaments.
With the Greek flag showing you get all the characters for standard Greek, which are now available in a large number of fonts besides Symbol. The default is normally Lucida Grande.