Writing documentation on OS X

Just some notes I've made while creating documentation for Abacus. I'm developing the documentation primarily on OS X using MultiMarkdown, targeting Qt Assistant style HTML as well as web-hosted HTML.



There are lots of characters that it's useful to have in documentation that can't easily be typed. If you go to System Preferences → Language & Text → Input Sources then you can enable Unicode Hex Input - which lets you type in unicode by holding down the option key and typing the hex code.

(If you can find the character you want in the Character Viewer, you can right click on it to copy information about it, including the unicode code point, to the clipboard).