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Special characters don't work in Mac 17.0.1


Kind of a bummer. Tried on various sites, same result.

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252 solutions 3020 answers

Please describe your issue.

Question owner

Special characters from the "Special Characters" window, don't work now.

finitarry 157 solutions 2178 answers

Where is this "Special Characters" window? I do not see anything with that name in Firefox.

If you want accented characters, you can get those with special Mac keyboard shortcuts.

Question owner

Edit/Special Characters

finitarry 157 solutions 2178 answers

Dragging and dropping the character into a textbox works. For example, this character: Ⓣ (T inside a circle).

Question owner

Thank you, that does work. A double click on the character would always place it. Changed it I guess...