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Keyboard Viewer and Character Palette via AppleScript
Authored by: emale on Jan 07, '10 09:54:11AM
I have to admit, that to assume, the KeyboardViewser-script works too, if the CharacterPalette-script works was no good idea.
But I found another, less easy, method to start KeyboardViewer here.

The site contains a download link for a UNIX binary file, the explanation how to install it and an alternative AppleScript, that finally works. Have really tested that ;-)

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Keyboard Viewer and Character Palette via AppleScript
Authored by: loren_ryter on Aug 09, '10 10:36:29AM

that worked, thanks. but the applescript has a slight error (at least on 10.6.4) -- the keyboard viewer process should have no space. also the click process method gave an error but a simple quit command worked. here's my mod:

tell application "System Events"
if exists (process "KeyboardViewer") then
tell application "KeyboardViewer" to quit
do shell script "~/bin/keyboardViewer"
end if
end tell

(* note that I changed the script path to my preferred location for user domain scripts)

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