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Windows 7 Character Map

Monday, August 30th, 2010 by | Filed Under: Desktop Enhancement, Shortcuts & Keyboard Tricks

Have you ever needed a special character? No, I’m not talking about phoning up Charlie Brown and asking him to referee your kid’s soccer game -I’m talking about a special text character! Sure, there’s a bunch of Alt codes you can use to get results, but if you’re like me, you need a more visual approach.

So, in Windows 7 or Vista hit Start and type in Character Map in your search box. Now either hit Enter or double-click the Character Map icon that appears in the results.

This window should pop up.


From here, simply specify your font at the top and locate the special character you want to insert and double-click it. All of your selections will appear in the Characters to copy box, so all you have to do is hit the copy button when you’re done and then paste (CTRL+V) into your chosen program.

It’s just that easy!


3 Responses to “Windows 7 Character Map”

  1. Elaine says:

    Love it!!

  2. Dr. K. A. Rasheed says:

    But the ‘Rupee’ Rupee Foradian or new INR symbol( ) does not get typed while a document in Word is being typed. The symbol is there among the character maps. I am using Windows 7 ultimate.

  3. Sheila Potter says:

    I never knew that – thank you I love you’re tips and give this one five stars

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