[texworks] input from Mac character viewer?

Paul A Norman paul.a.norman at gmail.com
Wed Oct 6 22:39:54 CEST 2010

Dear Adam,

There may be another way, on windows with the Num lock on, if you hold
down the Alt key and using a numeric keypad pad it is possible to
directly enter numeric key codes for certain alphabets and symbols.

Under Xp at least this works for TeXWorks.

These pages (links below) suggest that there are such possibilities
for a Mac user as well.

Hope this helps,


On 7 October 2010 09:02, Bruno Voisin <bvoisin at me.com> wrote:
> Le 6 oct. 2010 à 21:47, McCollum, Adam a écrit :
>> I use TeXworks with Mac OS 10.6. When I try to enter something from the Character Viewer in TeXworks, nothing happens, but if I enter something from the Character Viewer in another application, such as TextEdit, I can copy from there and paste it into TeXworks and whatever I have copied shows up properly. Is there a reason that Character Viewer is not inputting directly into TeXworks?
> Qt?
> TeXworks isn't a native Mac app, it uses the cross-platform Qt framework for its GUI -- as does KDE. Hence its idiosyncrasies Mac-wise, resulting from the compromises inherent to a cross-platform app.
> Bruno Voisin

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