I'll like to use a symbol font character (upper right in the image, Glyph 5081). How can I copy the character from the Font Book and paste to another app?
UPDATE: I can find the character at left, but not the one at right:
The Font Book application can't paste glyphs into other applications.
You would need to use the Character Viewer of OS X. This tool is made to view all Unicode-defined characters in their font-specific renderings. You can then paste the glyph you want into any text input/editing application by double-clicking on the glyph.
Character Viewer is launched via the Keyboard menu in the top menu bar (click on the national flag). If you can't find it in the menu bar, open
The Character Viewer can be configured. There have been some changes starting with OS X 10.7, so the handling depends on the version of OS X you have.
Character Viewer also has a special feature for dingbats fonts (Webdings, Wingdings). To activate it, click the gear button ⚙ and choose
If you already know the Unicode address or a part of the name of the character you want, enter it directly into the search field:
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There's two things that need to be copied here, the character code, and the font name. Most all software should copy the character code. I'm not sure if all software will also bring along with it the font name.
The steps would be: