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Symbol browser

This is a simple tool to allow the user to quickly copy a string of symbols.

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GitHub repository

Overview

This is a mixture of Javascript and the flash based ZeroClipboard. The user clicks on the symbols they want and copy the output with a single click.

Challenges

Challenge: The project required making ZeroClipboard work.
Solution: Making ZeroClipboard work for single clikcks is not trivial for several DOM elements, so it now only works for a single DOM element. (Resolved)
Challenge: The list of symbols needs to be updated simply and easily.
Solution: Symbols are arranged in groups with special functions to manage them, so symbols can be added in a single line. (Resolved)

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Symbol browser
Symbol browser