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How To Insert Special Characters In Windows 10?

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What Is The Character Map?

The Character Map is a Microsoft Windows utility for seeing all available characters and Unicode in each of the fonts installed on the computer. Pictured is an example of what the Character Map or charmap looks like in Microsoft Windows.

How To Open The Windows Character Map Or Charmap

Windows 7, 8, And 10 Users

Click Start, open Windows Accessories, and choose Character Map. Or, press the Windows key, type charmap, and press Enter.

Windows Xp And Earlier Users

Click Start, Run, and type charmap and press Enter.

What Font Should I Use In Character Map?

The font all depends on what type of character symbol you are trying to find. For non-english characters almost any font should work. For other more specialized character symbols like an arrow, checkmark, book, operating system, hands, etc. we suggest using the Wingdings font.

Example Of Inserting A Checkmark Into Microsoft Word

  1. Open Microsoft Word and Charmap.
  2. In the Character Map window, select Wingdings as the font.
  3. Scroll down until you see the checkmark (character code: 0x6FC).
  4. Click the checkmark and then click the Select button.
  5. Once the checkmark is entered into the characters to copy text box, click the Copy button.
  6. Switch back to Microsoft Word and then paste the checkbox into the document.

How To Insert Special Characters In Windows 10?

Special characters (like ©, ℞) are only used for special purposes. So you cannot find them on normal keyboards. If you need special characters, the character map software will help you. Character Map is a native Windows accessory developed for this purpose.

Follow These Simple Steps To Learn How To Use The Character Map On Your Computer.

  1. Press the Windows key + R to start Run. Type “charmap” and press Enter to open the character map on your computer.
  2. In the Character Map window, you can select different types from above by clicking on “Font”. In the list of characters, select the particular character you want to use (double-click on it). It will be displayed in the “Characters to copy” box. Now click “Copy” and it’s done. Now you can use it anywhere by pressing Ctrl + V in your document. Since the list of symbols is very extensive, it is sometimes troublesome to find the respective symbol in the long list of symbols. After this next step it is very easy to find the respective symbol.
  3. Click “Advanced View” in the lower left corner of the Character Map window and click “Search for:” and enter a specific theme of the icon (example – we searched for “copyright” to find the copy to find the right symbol.) and click on “Search”. In the list of fonts, select the specific font you want to use (double-click on it). It will be displayed in the “Characters to copy” box. Now click “Copy” and it’s done. Now you can paste it anywhere by pressing Ctrl + V.
  4. You can also search by clicking the drop-down menu next to “Group by:” and then selecting the symbol group in the small box of the symbol group. This will certainly shorten the search for the symbol. You can copy and use them as you like.
  5. Enjoy! Windows Character Map!

How To Type Special Characters With ALT Keyboard Sequences?

Many special characters are available that may not appear on your keyboard. This tutorial will show you how to type special characters using a list of ALT keyboard sequences.

Did you ever want to, or need to, enter a special character that is not on your keyboard? Like 72° instead of 72 degrees?

Or £9.99 instead of 9.99 British Pounds? And our EU friends, €19.95 instead of 19.95 Euros? Many more:

╛ Å ¾ Ø — the list goes on.

This is not a registry hack or system tweak of any kind. It simply uses the built-in character set and the ALT key. This applies only to keyboards with a separate numeric keypad on the right. Simply press and hold the ALT key and enter the numeric code on the keypad. When you let go of the ALT key, the symbol appears.

Examples: ù = ALT+0249 — ° = ALT+248 — £ = ALT+156

To Type A Special Character, Using An Alt Keyboard Sequence:

  • Press the Num Lock key to activate the numeric key section of the keyboard.
  • Press and hold the Alt key.
  • While the Alt key is pressed, type the sequence of numbers (on the numeric keypad) from the Alt code in the table below.
  • Release the Alt key, and the character will appear.

Alt Keyboard Sequence and Special Characters Symbols List For Windows 10.

Character Sequence Character Sequence Character Sequence
backspace† Alt 8 E Alt 69 q Alt 113
tab† Alt 9 F Alt 70 r Alt 114
line break† Alt 10 G Alt 71 s Alt 115
¤ Alt 15 H Alt 72 t Alt 116
Alt 20 I Alt 73 u Alt 117
§ Alt 21 J Alt 74 v Alt 118
paste† Alt 22 K Alt 75 w Alt 119
space† Alt 32 L Alt 76 x Alt 120
! Alt 33 M Alt 77 y Alt 121
Alt 34 N Alt 78 z Alt 122
# Alt 35 O Alt 79 { Alt 123
$ Alt 36 P Alt 80 | Alt 124
% Alt 37 Q Alt 81 } Alt 125
& Alt 38 R Alt 82 ~ Alt 126
Alt 39 S Alt 83  Alt 127
( Alt 40 T Alt 84 Ç Alt 128
) Alt 41 U Alt 85 ü Alt 129
* Alt 42 V Alt 86 é Alt 130
+ Alt 43 W Alt 87 â Alt 131
, Alt 44 X Alt 88 ä Alt 132
Alt 45 Y Alt 89 à Alt 133
. Alt 46 Z Alt 90 å Alt 134
/ Alt 47 [ Alt 91 ç Alt 135
Alt 48 \ Alt 92 ê Alt 136
1 Alt 49 ] Alt 93 ë Alt 137
2 Alt 50 ^ Alt 94 è Alt 138
3 Alt 51 _ Alt 95 ï Alt 139
4 Alt 52 ` Alt 96 î Alt 140
5 Alt 53 a Alt 97 ì Alt 141
6 Alt 54 b Alt 98 æ Alt 145
7 Alt 55 c Alt 99 Æ Alt 146
8 Alt 56 d Alt 100 ô Alt 147
9 Alt 57 e Alt 101 ö Alt 148
: Alt 58 f Alt 102 ò Alt 149
; Alt 59 g Alt 103 û Alt 150
< Alt 60 h Alt 104 ù Alt 151
= Alt 61 i Alt 105 ÿ Alt 152
> Alt 62 j Alt 106 ¢ Alt 155
? Alt 63 k Alt 107 £ Alt 156
@ Alt 64 l Alt 108 ¥ Alt 157
A Alt 65 m Alt 109 P Alt 158
B Alt 66 n Alt 110 ƒ Alt 159
C Alt 67 o Alt 111 á Alt 160
D Alt 68 p Alt 112 í Alt 161
Character Sequence Character Sequence
ó Alt 162 © Alt 0169
ú Alt 163 ® Alt 0174
ñ Alt 164 ¯ Alt 0175
Ñ Alt 165 ³ Alt 0179
Alt 166‡ ´ Alt 0180
Alt 167‡ ¸ Alt 0184
¿ Alt 168 ¹ Alt 0185
¬ Alt 170 ¾ Alt 0190
½ Alt 171 À Alt 0192
¼ Alt 172 Á Alt 0193
¡ Alt 173 Â Alt 0194
« Alt 174 Ã Alt 0195
» Alt 175 Ä Alt 0196
¦ Alt 179 Å Alt 0197
ß Alt 225 È Alt 0200
µ Alt 230 É Alt 0201
± Alt 241 Ê Alt 0202
° Alt 248 Ë Alt 0203
Alt 249 Ì Alt 0204
· Alt 250 Í Alt 0205
² Alt 253 Î Alt 0206
Alt 0128 Ï Alt 0207
Alt 0132 Ð Alt 0208
Alt 0133 Ò Alt 0210
Alt 0134 Ó Alt 0211
Alt 0135 Ô Alt 0212
ˆ Alt 0136 Õ Alt 0213
Alt 0137 Ö Alt 0214
Š Alt 0138 × Alt 0215
Alt 0139 Ø Alt 0216
Œ Alt 0140 Ù Alt 0217
Alt 0145 Ú Alt 0218
Alt 0146 Û Alt 0219
Alt 0147 Ü Alt 0220
Alt 0148 Ý Alt 0221
Alt 0150 Þ Alt 0222
Alt 0151 ã Alt 0227
˜ Alt 0152 ð Alt 0240
Alt 0153 õ Alt 0245
š Alt 0154 ÷ Alt 0247
Alt 0155 ø Alt 0248
œ Alt 0156 ü Alt 0252
Ÿ Alt 0159 ý Alt 0253
¨ Alt 0168 þ Alt 0254

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