Keyboard Viewer for Academics

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Wiseguym, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. Wiseguym macrumors newbie

    Jun 20, 2007
    Wherever they'll let me
    I'm a graduate student in Chemistry. As such, I type a LOT of reports. Unfortunately for me, writing in Science isn't QUITE the same as writing in English. There is quite of bit of Greek involved as well. Now I love the keyboard viewer, and being able to see some of these frequently used Greek characters, such as ∑π∆∂ßΩ and µ. But some of them I'm hard pressed to find such as γσδηρ, and so on. The character palette is less friendly than the keyboard viewer in terms of sheer ease of typing. Is there a way I can either:

    1. Create my own custom option-key enabled keyboard layout with all the greek letters I want.
    2. Customize the WYSIWYG option menu for U.S. language?
  2. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus


    Oct 13, 2007
  3. TEG macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    You could also just add the Greek Keyboard to your available keyboards, then use Command-Space to switch between keyboards, and the little flag in the upper right will change to indicate which keyboard you use.

  4. macdot macrumors 6502

    Oct 22, 2005
  5. Am3822 macrumors 6502


    Aug 16, 2006
    Groningen, The Netherlands
    LaTeX, while requiring a bit of getting used to, is also a possible solution for your problem. It would also handle your bibliography nicely.

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