For years I’ve been using the charmap program in windows whenever I needed to use a character that isn’t on the keyboard. (Examples: ¶ £ ©) But recently I found what will probably be a better way in most situations. Head on over to http://copypastecharacter.com/ and you’ll be presented with a screen full of non-keyboard characters. To copy one, just click on it, then paste it into your document. You can view different sets of characters by clicking on “Our favorite set ▼” in the top-center of the page and selecting a different set. You can also adjust the size the characters are displayed on the Web page by using the slider in the lower-right corner. Lastly, you can create a free account and create your own custom sets of characters you use on a regular basis.
Published by Michael Sauers
Michael Sauers is currently the Director of Technology for Do Space in Omaha, NE. Michael has been training librarians in technology for the past twenty years and has also been a public library trustee, a bookstore manager for a library friends group, a reference librarian, serials cataloger, technology consultant, and bookseller since earning his MLS in 1995 from the University at Albany’s School of Information Science and Policy. Michael has also written dozens of articles for various journals and magazines and his fourteenth book, Emerging Technologies: A Primer for Librarians (w/ Jennifer Koerber) was published in May 2015 and more books are on the way. In his spare time he blogs at travelinlibrarian.info, runs The Collector’s Guide to Dean Koontz Web site, takes many, many photos, and typically reads more than 100 books a year. View all posts by Michael Sauers