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Mac OS + Alt/Option Key = ♥

Some of you know how much I whore out HTML character entities, such as “, ”, …, —, © and so on.  It saves time and grief of having to consult the Character Map and copy/paste the characters.

Well, I think I have found a way to save time further: The English keyboard layout on Mac OS X assigns the vast majority of character entities that I often need to Alt/Option key combinations:

CharacterDescriptionUnicodeHTMLKey
 non-breaking spaceU+00A0 Alt–Space
horizontal ellipsisU+2026…Alt-;
en dashU+2013–Alt-Dash
em dashU+2014—Alt-Shift-Dash
left single quoteU+2018‘Alt-]
right single quoteU+2019’Alt-Shift-]
left double quoteU+201C“Alt-[
right double quoteU+201D”Alt-Shift-[
©copyright symbolU+00A9©Alt-G
®registered mark symbolU+00AE®Alt-R
trademark symbolU+2122™Alt-2
Euro symbolU+20AC€Alt-Shift-2

This post uses only the following character entities now: &amp; (&) and &hearts; (♥).  ♥  Oh and I'll probably have to stick a couple of others such as &lt; (<) and &gt; (>) because they are more or less required in order to escape those characters correctly in HTML; there is also &#8213; (―, or horizontal bar/quotation dash), but I'm a dork to insist upon using that symbol in the first place (instead of approximating it to em dash or double dash as others do), so it's all okay.  XD

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nerd. XD
Pot.  Kettle.  #000000.  XD

hey!

thanks! =D

<3, JC

Re: hey!

Wait, are you a Mac user now too?  LOL

Re: hey!

yes, I am. =) All I have now is my trusy macbook. Oh, and here's something else for you, Eugene...http://www.imeem.com/people/nkdEc-/music/6Ckgl1rx/morten_lauridsen_diraiton/

excellent arrangement. thought you'd like it. =)

Re: hey!

Where do you find all these goodies?  LOL  ♥

Re: hey!

you know, i have no idea, I just know some of the songs some really cool composers did...this happens to be something i stumbled upon. =) that's all. got anything yummy for me? =)

Re: hey!

Well, if you count Midnight Blue….  XD  It's so true when they say heartaches are such an inspiration for a musician.  XD

Re: hey!

BTW, add me! (http://astralblue.livejournal.com/370890.html)

Re: hey!

i think i added you! ::modify friend:: hmm...

Re: hey!

Oh, not astralblue but bluewhitelv—it's the syndicated blog of mine, at blue.white.lv (http://blue.white.lv/).  I'm switching away from LiveJournal.  :D

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