How do u make a heart symbol on a macbook?

How do u make a heart symbol on a macbook?

Postby shadrach » Sat Dec 04, 2010 12:43 pm

i don't mean the <3 one i mean the one that actually look like a heart. the little black one.
There is supposed 2 be a way 2 do it without using symbols or wingdings. alt + 3 won't work on a mac and though <3 works on IM it won't work on word or fb so idk. I heard that ? works but i haven't had any luck. thanks soooo much. :)
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How do u make a heart symbol on a macbook?

Postby carlino94 » Sat Dec 04, 2010 12:44 pm

Use KeyCaps to find the heart symbol, it's part of the Arial font:
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How do u make a heart symbol on a macbook?

Postby gwayne » Sat Dec 04, 2010 12:47 pm

Click Edit at the very top of your screen, scroll down to Special Characters (the last option, i believe). It'll open many symbols to choose from.
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How do u make a heart symbol on a macbook?

Postby leicester » Sat Dec 04, 2010 12:55 pm

The heart suit symbol is part of the Unicode character set which is used on the Macintosh as well as any computer that supports Unicode.

It is one of the symbols in the Unicode Miscellaneous Symbols block. See http://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U2600.pdf . For the symbol itself, see http://www.fileformat.info/info/unicode/char/2665/index.htm . Every Unicode code point has a unique hexadecimal number. For the heart, it is 2665.

1. Go to the Apple menu?System Preferences?International.
2. Click the tab called either Input Menu or Keyboard Menu (whichever your OS version has).
3. Check the keyboards you want to activate. In this case, the one you want is called Unicode Hex Input. (If you haven't yet enabled the Character Palette, you can do this now from the same screen.)
4. Make sure “Show input menu in menu bar” is checked.
5. Close the International control panel.

Now, when you want to type Unicode hex codes, switch keyboards from the flag icon drop-down menu on the upper right of your screen, then hold down the Option key and type the four-digit code corresponding to the Unicode character you need, in this case, 2665.

(If the Unicode Hex Input keyboard is greyed out in the input menu, it means you’re working in an application that doesn’t support Unicode.)

For further information, including how to enter codes higher than FFFF, see http://scholarsfonts.net/Plane1.htm .

Do NOT use Wingdings or other 256-character symbol fonts for non-keyboard characters if you can help it. These fonts use old technology in which the symbols are really variants of other characters. See http://girtby.net/archives/2005/03/17/dont-use-wingdings/ , http://pagesfaq.blogspot.com/2008/03/how-do-i-type-wingdings-in-pages.html , and http://www.alanwood.net/demos/wingdings.html .
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