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Mac keyboard shortcut for special characters

  • Planted:

I stumbled upon some special characters available at arm’s length while writing my Brainstorm on downloading a map in the woods.

You can find all sorts of symbols by pressing ⌃⌘Space and scrolling down past the emojis:

  • Nice symbols for bullet point alternatives, like and
  • Handy things you might actually use with some frequency, like 78ºF and Bingo™
  • Keyboard icons, like the command key that I used above
  • Random characters, like chess pieces , cards 🂡, and dice

I use this keyboard shortcut most often for emojis, but these special characters are a fun Easter egg.