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If you'd like to easily type some non-standard glyphs, adding a custom keybinding might prove useful.

The keybindings file is located in ~/Library/KeyBindings/ (You will probably have to make this directory and then add a file named "DefaultKeyBinding.dict".]).

The syntax for these keybindings are:
"[keycombination]" = ("insertText:", "\[unicodenumber or actual character]");
Example:
"~*" = ("insertText:", "\U0215"); /* the times-symbol "" */
In this "Keycombination" field:
@ = cmd key
$ = shift key
~ = option key
^ = ctrl key
# = keys on number pad

More on the keybinding syntax at http://xahlee.info/kbd/osx_keybinding_key_syntax.html.

[kirkmc adds: We've also got a 2006 hint that goes into some detail about similar keybindings.]
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Create custom keybindings
Authored by: pbeyersdorf on Sep 06, '12 11:03:33AM
There is also a nice GUI for doing this called ukelele. I have mapped all of the keys with the option key held down to be the corresponding greek letters or mathematical symbols, which makes entering text like ∇φ=ks a snap.

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Create custom keybindings
Authored by: bjast on Dec 09, '13 08:27:50AM

Hmm ... I have tried this, but so far under Mavericks I have not been able to get this to work.

I have created a directory in ~/Library called Keybindings, and have placed a text file in there with my modified key command. Then restarted my MacBook Pro, and nothing changed.

Does this file have to be named exactly: DefaultKeyBinding.dict?

For clarity sake I have named mine: DefaultKeyBindingBJ.dict



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Create custom keybindings
Authored by: bjast on Jan 21, '14 10:54:45PM

Any takers? I still have yet to figure this out ...



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