Open and Use Character Map in Windows  

    Open and Use Character Map in Windows

    Open and Use Character Map in Windows

    How to Open and Use Character Map in Windows
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    12 Jan 2019
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    How to Open and Use Character Map in Windows

    You can use Character Map to view the characters that are available for a selected font. Character Map displays the following character sets:

    You can copy individual characters or a group of characters to the clipboard, and then paste them into any compatible program. Or, depending on the program you are using (such as WordPad), you can even copy characters by dragging them from Character Map directly into an open document.

    You can use Character Map to search for characters by viewing the Unicode character maps that are associated with each font. Select the character in the font you select to display the Unicode identifier. If you know the Unicode equivalent of the character that you want to insert, you can also insert a special character directly into a document without using Character Map.

    This tutorial will show you how to open and use Character Map to copy individual characters or a group of characters to the clipboard in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

    Here's How:

    1. Open Run (Win+R), type charmap into Run, and click/tap on OK to open Character Map.

    2. In the Font drop box menu, select the font you want to view the characters that are available it. (see screenshot below)

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    3. If you like, check Advanced view to select a character set, group by, or search for a character. Otherwise, you can skip this step, and go directly to step 7 below instead. (see screenshot below)

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     4. Select to Only View Unicode, DOS, or Windows Character Set

    A) In the Character set drop box menu, select a Unicode, DOS, or Windows character set you want displayed. (see screenshot below)

    If you select Unicode, you can enter the Unicode number (ex: "2022") of the special character name (ex: "Bullet") you want into the Go to Unicode box to display it first in the grid.

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     5. Select How to Group Characters By

    A) In the Group by drop box menu, select how you want the characters grouped by. (see screenshot below)

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     6. Search for a Character

    A) In the Search for box, type the name of a character you want to search for, and click/tap on the Search button. (see screenshots below)

    After you perform a search, you can click/tap on the Reset button to reset search.

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     7. Copy a Character

    A) Select a special character in the grid you want to insert. (see screenshot below)

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    B) Click/tap on the Select button. (see screenshot below)

    If you would like to insert a group of characters, then repeat steps 7A and 7B to select more characters.

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    C) When finished selecting characters to insert, click/tap on the Copy button to copy the selected characters into the clipboard. (see screenshot below)

    If you only select one character, you will see the Keystroke you can press to insert that character into a document.

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     8. Insert Special Character(s) into Document

    A) In your document, position the insertion point (cursor) where you want the special character(s) to appear.

    B) Paste (Ctrl+V) the selected characters from the clipboard.

    That's it,

  1.    1 Week Ago #1

    Woww… that's an old and definitely forgotten feature.
    Thanks Shawn, for reminding it!
      My ComputerSystem Spec

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       1 Week Ago #2

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