Special characters

Contains a dictionary of names and symbols that, when passed into Choose From List, becomes selectable – for whichever option is chosen, the corresponding symbol will be passed out and copied to the clipboard.

Actions Used

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Copy to Clipboard
Copies the result of the last action to the clipboard.
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Dictionary
Passes the specified list of key-value pairs to the next action as a dictionary.
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Choose from List
Presents a menu of the items passed as input to the action and outputs the user’s selection. Prompt The instruction provided when the list is presented. Select Multiple When enabled, multiple items may be chosen from the list.

Extra Details

Run Shortcut deep link
shortcuts://run-shortcut?name=Special%20characters
Open Shortcut deep link
shortcuts://open-shortcut?name=Special%20characters
AppleScript code
tell application “Shortcuts Events” run shortcut “Special characters” end tell

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