Character Map

  • Does anyone know to programmatically bring up the special characters panel that TextEdit shows when you select the "Special Characters..." item in the Edit menu?
  • On Apr 7, 2010, at 4:28 PM, Ian was here wrote:

    > Does anyone know to programmatically bring up the special characters
    > panel that TextEdit shows when you select the "Special
    > Characters..." item in the Edit menu?

    There's a menu item for it in the Edit menu, in any new app's nib.
    Take a look at what that item is wired up to.

    —Jens
  • On 08/04/2010, at 9:50 AM, Jens Alfke wrote:

    >> Does anyone know to programmatically bring up the special characters panel that TextEdit shows when you select the "Special Characters..." item in the Edit menu?
    >
    > There's a menu item for it in the Edit menu, in any new app's nib. Take a look at what that item is wired up to.

    The item is added dynamically when the app is run, so to find its action/target will require a little bit of code to flush it out at runtime.

    --Graham
  • Ian was here wrote:

    > Does anyone know to programmatically bring up the special
    > characters panel that TextEdit shows when you select the "Special
    > Characters..." item in the Edit menu?

    Paste into Terminal:

    open -a CharPaletteServer

    Should be able to work out the rest from that.

      -- GG
  • On Apr 7, 2010, at 4:28 PM, Ian was here wrote:

    > Does anyone know to programmatically bring up the special characters panel that TextEdit shows when you select the "Special Characters..." item in the Edit menu?

    [[NSApplication sharedApplication] orderFrontCharacterPalette:nil];
    --
    David Duncan
    Apple DTS Animation and Printing
  • Beautiful! Thanks.

    --- On Wed, 4/7/10, David Duncan <david.duncan...> wrote:

    From: David Duncan <david.duncan...>
    Subject: Re: Character Map
    To: "Ian was here" <howlewere...>
    Cc: "Apple Developer Mailing List" <cocoa-dev...>
    Date: Wednesday, April 7, 2010, 5:40 PM

    On Apr 7, 2010, at 4:28 PM, Ian was here wrote:
    Does anyone know to programmatically bring up the special characters panel that TextEdit shows when you select the "Special Characters..." item in the Edit menu?

    [[NSApplication sharedApplication] orderFrontCharacterPalette:nil];

    --David DuncanApple DTS Animation and Printing
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