[OS X TeX] CharacterPal & Symbols

Alain Matthes alain.matthes at mac.com
Fri Jan 5 04:33:40 EST 2007

Hello:) and happy new year

Le 5 janv. 07 à 03:03, Bruno Voisin a écrit :

> Have you seen the CharacterPal widget <http://www.tacowidgets.com/ 
> widgets/characterpal/>, mentioned today by MacNN?
> Too bad the source code isn't available (or if it is I haven't  
> found where):

find the widget;  Click right on the widget and "afficher le contenu  
du paquet" in french sorry

> the way CharacterPal displays not only key combination but also  
> HTML code for a given character is cool (did you ever suspect ⌘  
> was "&#x2318;"?), it would be even cooler if it could be adapted to  
> display TeX code.
> On the other hand there is also Symbols <http://vocaro.com/trevor/ 
> software/widgets/>, a bit less intuitive but which knows about TeX  
> already.

this widget is fine and if you want  to modify something you can  
write to Francis Harmon. He makes the modification for me because  
it's more easy to put the symbols directly in TextMate.

> Now if only I understood why Apple has made it so that widgets  
> cannot be displayed in the same time as standard windows in the  
> Finder:

it's possible : F12 and Signe + : You have all the widget, take the  
widget that you want and and with F12 drag it on the desktop That' all !

> what's the purpose of such widgets if these cannot be visualized  
> side-by-side with the windows for which they're supposed to make  
> input easier. In Vista for example, if I'm not mistaken, gadgets  
> appear in the Sidebar side-by-side to standard Vista windows.

It's easy to modify and adapt the list of symbols and it's good  
example to learn to build a widget with Apple's guides



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