When I create custom handwriting fonts for my customers, I like to include their doodles, signature, or special letter symbols that help their writing look more like their own (they may write a “t” two different ways). But, remembering where to find that special character can be frustrating.
Or, you may have a font that you want to check to see if it includes special non-English language characters or symbols. This is when a Character Map comes in handy!
(This tutorial is written for Windows 7, but Windows XP and Vista are very similar.)
1 . Go to Start
2. Click All Programs
3. Click Accessories
4. Click System Tools
5. Click Character Map
6. Select your desired font from the pull down menu
Here is what a character map in Windows looks like
At the bottom of the character map, you’ll find the key combinations to get your special characters for symbols or non-English language characters if your font includes them.