Drop-down of common symbols in Formatting toolbar

RESOLVED EXPIRED

Status

MailNews Core
Composition
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enhancement
RESOLVED EXPIRED
15 years ago
10 years ago

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(Reporter: cooperg, Assigned: (not reading, please use seth@sspitzer.org instead))

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Description

15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030624
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030624

I would like to see a dropdown of obscure-yet-common symbols placed in the
Formatting toolbar.
For example: ¢, £, ¤, ¥, ©, ®, (TM), «, », ÷, ø, é, etc. 

Presumably if you were sending a plain-text email it would give you the
actual character. If sending an HTML email it would be the HTML entity, 
e.g. "®"

(How many times have you wanted to type "résumé" but got stuck with "resume"?
Or wanted to say "Just my 2¢" and had to go with the drab "$0.02"? or -- for the
resolute and industrious -- had to open Word or Charmap, get the characters 
there, then copy the text out?)

I think it would be swell to have this feature. =]


Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:

Comment 1

15 years ago
The HTML-composer already has a "Character & Symbols" dialogbox, accessible
under the Insert menu. This dialogbox can be kept open if you like. The same
dialogbox is also asked for plain-mode, see bug 181736.

Do you this a pulldown from the menubar or from the toolbar ? That might be a
bit difficult, because there are so many symbols.
Product: MailNews → Core
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Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → EXPIRED
Product: Core → MailNews Core
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