Hi ! My office mate just bought a U.S. macbook (with Leopard) to cash in on the strong Euro rolleyes, and passed the keyboard to a different layout (French, for that matter). I don't know what the source of the problem could be, but she has no character palette on her computer! 1) The option to display the palette in the input menu doesn't show up in "International". It is just not in the list. The Keyboard Viewer isn't there either, by the way (which is quite of a problem when the tags on your keys do not match the system layout ). 2) In a Cocoa app, the "Edition > Special characters" item of the menu bar just does nothing. OS X doesn't even return an error message. Nothing happens. Any thought on her issue?