Click on Apple Logo > System Preferences > Language & Text > Input Sources. Put check mark in "Keyboard & Character View". Also, put check mark in "Show Input Menu in Menu Bar". Click on "Show Character View". Click on new icon in menu bar. You have choice of various Views, and by Category. You can use the Characters in Mail, Facebook, almost any Application. Enjoy. ☺ If this isn't enough click on ❁ at bottom left for some font fun.