Accessing Special Characters on OS X (Â©, â„¢, Â£, Â¢, â€°, Æ’, and so forth) can be done in a variety of ways, but if you use these special characters on a regular basis, you may want quick access to them through your menu bar. Here’s how you do it.
Go to System Preferences>International then click the Input Tab. Turn on the checkbox for Character Palette and it will appear in the right side of the menu bar.
Character Palette gives you access to all your Special Characters in on place. To add them to the document you’re currently working on, simply select the character you want to use, and click the Insert button.