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How can I stop the Character Viewer from appearing every time OS X asks me for a password?

This is new behaviour in OS X 10.6: when I get keychain dialog boxes asking me for my password or to approve use of my keychain, the Character Viewer appears over top. I don't want to disable the ...
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How do straight quotes become curved quotes when copying from a web page to a text editor?

I copied some code from a web page and into my text editor. The double quote characters changed to this: <iframe src=“http://www.yahoo.com” style=“width:500px; height:500px;” ...
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Insert Unicode characters via the keyboard?

I am familiar with inserting an ASCII character into a text document by using 'Alt+ASCII code' on the NumPad keys (e.g. Alt+130 inserts an é character). Is there a similar way to insert a Unicode ...
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1/2 key on MacOSX?

I need the key 1/2 (one-half) but I can't find it on my mac keyboard. My keyboard is a Danish Mac keyboard.
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How do you type Unicode characters using hexadecimal codes?

This is in Windows, but answers for other operating systems can be handy to others. Most guides say something to the effect of "hold down the Alt key and type in the code on the keypad". This works ...