Michael Tsai had some comments on my post about typing special characters using the Keyboard Pref Pane. He mentioned that it worked inconsistently for him. I was surprised as it had always worked for me. I think I found what the problem was. Apparently Mail doesn’t respect Apple’s text expansion. This is pretty surprising to me. I didn’t notice it simply because the expansions I used in Mail were more intelligent. It’s big issue. I wonder what other applications don’t work with the native text expansion.
In any case as I am switching from Quickeys to Keyboard Maestro I am converting my expansion shortcuts to use Keyboard Maestro rather than Apple’s text pref pane.