Apple symbols and their values

Here's how to create these symbols on your keyboard in OS X:

  1. Basic setup; to be done once:
    • Open the International preference panel in System Preferences
    • Under the Input Menu tab, check the Unicode Hex Input box
    • Check the Show input menu in menu bar checkbox. The Input Method Menu Extra will appear as a national flag in the top right of your screen.
  2. Click the flag and select U+ Unicode Hex Input
  3. Hold down Option while entering the hexadecimal value and the symbol appears

To use these symbols in HTML:

  • Prefix a decimal value with &#
  • Prefix a hexadecimal value with &#x
  • Suffix with a semicolon, ;

To use these symbols in Javascript, prefix the hexadecimal value with u.