[OS X TeX] Characters for command, control etc. keys

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sat Mar 4 13:28:09 EST 2006

On Mar 4, 2006, at 11:31 AM, Jon Guyer wrote:

> While I think this is great, keep in mind the Apple Style Guide  
> stipulation on the use of these symbols in user documentation, e.g.,
> Command key On first use in print user documentation, identify the  
> Command key with
> its symbol: Command (⌘) key. Thereafter, just use Command key.  
> Don’t use Apple key.
> <http://developer.apple.com/documentation/UserExperience/Conceptual/ 
> APStyleGuide/AppleStyleGuide2006.pdf>


That's very interesting. I'll have to check some of Apple's  
documentation to convince myself they follow that guideline.

I wonder why they supply things like the Option symbol when that key  
is marked alt and option or the Escape symbol when that key is marked  
`esc'. Maybe throwbacks from an earlier time or so the proper symbols  
will be identified when looking at the keyboard shortcuts in the Menus.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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