Windows 10: Open and Use Character Map in Windows

Discus and support Open and Use Character Map in Windows in Windows 10 Tutorials to solve the problem; How to: Open and Use Character Map in Windows How to Open and Use Character Map in Windows You can use Character Map to view the characters that... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Tutorials' started by Brink, May 9, 2018.

  1. Brink Win User

    Open and Use Character Map in Windows


    How to: Open and Use Character Map in Windows

    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)

    Open and Use Character Map in Windows [​IMG]

    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)

    Open and Use Character Map in Windows [​IMG]


    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)

    *tip 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.


    Open and Use Character Map in Windows [​IMG]


    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)


    Open and Use Character Map in Windows [​IMG]


    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)

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


    Open and Use Character Map in Windows [​IMG]

    Open and Use Character Map in Windows [​IMG]


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

    Open and Use Character Map in Windows [​IMG]

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

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

    Open and Use Character Map in Windows [​IMG]

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

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

    Open and Use Character Map in Windows [​IMG]


    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,
    Shawn


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    Brink, May 9, 2018
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  2. Character Map

    Hi Susan,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    To have better clarity on the issue, answer the below listed questions and get back to us.

    1. Did you make any changes to the PC prior to this issue?
    2. Does this issue occur on Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, or any other browser?
    3. Once the text disappears, are you able to undo that by press the 'Ctrl' key and the 'Z' key from your keyboard?

    Meanwhile, try the below troubleshooting steps:

    Method 1: Check if your Windows is Up-to-date.

    Go to Settings > Update and Security >
    Windows Updates and install all the Windows Updates if there are any.

    Method 2: Use a different browser

    Use a different browser to access Gmail and see if you are facing the same issue.

    Method 3: Adding the characters manually from Character Map.

    Step 1: Click on the
    Start Menu and search for Character Map and hit
    Enter.

    Step 2: Once the
    Character Map launches, look for the character that you want to add >
    Select that character and click on Copy.

    Step 3: Go to the email that
    you want to add the character and paste the character by pressing the ‘Windows’ key and the ‘V’ key from your keyboard and see if the characters are disappearing.

    ​Hope it helps.
     
    Shafeeq_Khan, Oct 27, 2019
    #2
  3. character map

    Bottom right corner of what?

    I would love to have a CHARACTER MAP pinned to my windowa 10 taskbar. If anybody knows a way to do this please list every step so that any neophyte can understand the process.
     
    LarryMacLeod, Oct 27, 2019
    #3
  4. JeanWall Win User

    Open and Use Character Map in Windows

    How do I use or find Help for using Character Map?

    I, my husband, my daughter have followed the below instructions and they do not work of us.

    How do I insert a special character into a document?


      • Open Character Map by clicking the Start button . ...
      • Click the Font list, and then click the font you want to use.
      • Click the special character you want to insert into the document.
      • Click Select, and then click Copy.

    • More items...

    Using special characters (Character Map ... - Windows
     
    JeanWall, Oct 27, 2019
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  5. Arul_D Win User
    windows 10 ascii key code change

    Hello,

    Thank you for visiting Microsoft Community and providing us with the detailed description about the issue.

    I would suggest you to open character Map and check if that helps. Follow the steps to open Character Map.


    • In the search bar type Character Map and press Enter

    • Follow the onscreen instruction
    Please do let us know if you need any further assistance related to Windows, we will be glad to assist you.

    Thanks.
     
    Arul_D, Oct 27, 2019
    #5
  6. JeanWall Win User
    How do I use or find Help for using Character Map?

    Below are instructions I have followed to a T. It does not work. I have had my husband and daughter follow these directions and they get nothing.

    How do I insert a special character into a document?


      • Open Character Map by clicking the Start button . ...
      • Click the Font list, and then click the font you want to use.
      • Click the special character you want to insert into the document.
      • Click Select, and then click Copy.

    • More items...

    Using special characters (Character Map ... - Windows

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    JeanWall, Oct 27, 2019
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