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kananaskis Level 1 (0 points)

I have checked the manual and could not find information on how to insert these kind of special characters that I have opened up from the EDIT MENU—Special Characters while on my webpage, including arrows, stars, mathematical symbols, etc.

 

I have tried the Command, Option and Control keys singularly and in combination upon selecting the character I want to insert on a web page. I have tried letters on the keyboard, but nothing happens.

 

Okay, I am dense! But, would appreciate someone assisting me with this matter.

 

Thanks!

 



iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • Roddy Level 6 (17,265 points)

    Open the character window and drag them.

     

    ➤ ☁ €

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 (77,165 points)

    Edit > Special Characters opens the Character Viewer, which is an alternative input method.  The keyboard is not involved.  You can normally drag/drop or double-click on a character to input it.

  • Roddy Level 6 (17,265 points)

    Open System Prefs/Keyboard and check this box...

     

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    Now you will have this in the toolbar...

     

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    Open the Character Viewer and drag them to where ever you want them.

  • kananaskis Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi, Roddy,

     

    I neglected to mention in my query that was another method I chose but to no avail. I also tried Right Click, again to no avail. When I drag the icon onto the web page, the selection frame is there but no image. Hence, why I am perplexed that 'drag-and-drop' does not work from the Character Viewer both within the program and from the desktop. When I Right Click, all that I see is 'Character Info' that provides the codes for the character.

     

    Very strange that none of what is attempted is not working at my end.

     

    Hopefully, there is one other way to place the characters on a web page.

     

    Thanks!

  • kananaskis Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi, Tom,

     

    It doesn't as explained in my reply to Roddy.

  • kananaskis Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi, again, Roddy,

     

    My Character View was already checked. So puzzling that it works at your end in iWeb but not mine.

     

    But, it works in this screen     

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 (77,165 points)

    kananaskis wrote:

     

    It doesn't as explained in my reply to Roddy.

     

    What character exactly are you trying to input?  iWeb is an ancient app and most likely cannot display things from the special Apple Color Emoji font.  There could also be problems with wing/webdings fonts.  Have you tried Unicode dingbats?

     

    Right click has no function with Character Viewer.  Double-click can often be used for input.

     

    PS I see from your post that one character is ➨.  That is a Unicode dingbat and should work, like it does here.

  • kananaskis Level 1 (0 points)

    I am trying them all as to see what is not functioning.

     

    While in the iWeb program, upon choosing under the EDIT MENU — Special Characters — Character Viewer appears.

     

    I started out with Emoji icons because one of them as noted below was a perfect fit for one of my pages — it appears I have a glitch in my program. I found the same results in MSWord 2007 — click and drag is not functioning there as well, yet this approach works in this screen.

     


  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 (77,165 points)

    You may want to avoid the color emoji, because the font you see there only works on very modern Apple apps they are unlikely to appear anywhere else.  Even Pages does not work.

  • kananaskis Level 1 (0 points)

    I believe I am 'modern' because I have just downloaded Mountain Lion. I guess it's iWeb and my older version of MSW that is outdated. However, all the other characters do not work either. Latin works because I use the modifier keys to insert an accent.

     

    The way of the high-tech world — one is outdated the moment after the latest download.

     

    Thanks, for taking the time to help me out.

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 (77,165 points)

    I don't have any trouble using drag/drop or double-click to insert unicode dingbat arrows into iWeb on my 10.7:

     

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  • kananaskis Level 1 (0 points)

    I do not have the same view of the Character screen you have where it shows the 'Unicode/Title' information. Interesting that does not appear at my end.

     

    I have discovered that by placing the 'characters' into the 'Favourites' section, I can 'drap-drop' the character onto the webpage.

     

    However, I have discovered that when the 'character' or 'symbol' is placed on the page, upon choosing 'FONTS' screen in iWeb, then double-click on the item, it's FONT is shown in the list whereby I can increase its size and choose a colour.

     

    This is a new learning experience for me in iWeb.

     

    Again, thank you for providing more information.

     

    As you say, forget the Apply Molijs. Cannot figure out why this is showing but completely dysfunctional.

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 (77,165 points)

    kananaskis wrote:

     

    I do not have the same view of the Character screen you have where it shows the 'Unicode/Title' information. Interesting that does not appear at my end.

     

     

    Click on the gear wheel at the top left of Character Viewer and select Customize and then check the box for Unicode.

  • kananaskis Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you!

     

    However, in my version of Character Viewer, the Unicode and the UTF-8 information appears under the object.

     

    What does this information mean? [I plead ignorance.]

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