I have to say that seems more useful than retaining the ability to do this:
Why not just hold down option and shift while typing to get new letters?
Get all the symbols and have the ability to repeat symbols:
I suppose I have to do it that way as I am still on Snow Leopard.
My only worry was lack of iCloud support on SL, but this helped:
Interesting, but I am not sure how reliable it can be, especially in the long term. Though an iTools user since its announcement at the MacWorld more than 10 years ago, I have shifted to the Apple iCloud thing only two years ago coming from the Palm environment and I rely massively on calendar synchronization.
That solution is great, but I do not feel comfortable with it so I moved to L and ML: I still have an HD with SL, for my statistic app (InStat) but the die is cast. This is another important move: it's the fourth in 10 years, probably too much. OS 9--> OS X; 68k --> PPC; PPC--> Intel; OS X --> iOSificated OS X