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European quotation marks

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giuseppetheprof Calculating status...
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May 7, 2013 4:38 AM

Are European quotation marks (not smart quotes) available?  They look like:  << and >>.  They don't seem available among special characters, even Unicode.

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3)
  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,915 points)
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    May 7, 2013 5:48 AM (in response to giuseppetheprof)

    They are certainly in Unicode:  00AB, 00BB, Latin 1 Supplement  «»


    On a US keyboard layout, they are at option/alt plus \ and option/alt plus shift plus \


    What layout do you use?

  • Simon Slavin Level 4 Level 4 (1,390 points)
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    May 7, 2013 7:20 AM (in response to giuseppetheprof)

    Why do you mean 'available' ?  If you set the keyboard to a language that uses them, you should see them on the keyboard layout.  Use


    System Preferences --> Language & Text --> Input Sources


    to make the OS show a keyboard viewer in the language icon menu in the menu bar.


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