This article provides information about the use of special characters.
Special characters are characters that are not present on your keyboard layout. They can be used by either pressing a combination of keys on the keyboard or utilizing the Character Map within Windows.
The Character Map can be used to search for characters that are available in selected fonts. You can then copy the selected character(s) and paste them in a desired location / file.
Click Start button
Click on All Programs > Accessories > System Tools
then click Character Map (Figure 1)
Type Character Map and select the app from the resulting app results.
Or from the Metro screen move to the top right corner and type Character Map in the search field. (Figure 1)
In the Cortana search box type Character Map and select from the results. (Figure 1)
Figure 1: Character Map
You also have the option of using keypress codes to display special characters. By holding down the Alt key and pressing a combination of numbers you can display characters without using software tools like the Character Map etc.
Good resource of keypress codes can be found at - http://www.alt-codes.net/
Example: Hold down Alt and use the numpad to type 0153 for the ™ Trademark symbol.
Article ID: SLN265780Last Date Modified: 11/15/2018 10:04 AM