Although it's not fancy, Windows Character Map in Windows 95/98 does have several useful functions.
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- Point to
Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Character Map to open Windows Character Map.
- In the Font pulldown of Windows Character Map select one of your installed fonts.
- The grid shows all the available characters in that selected font. Click on one to briefly (very briefly) see a slightly enlarged pop up of an individual character.
- Click on one of the characters and note the Keystroke information in the lower right corner of the Windows Character Map dialog box.
- You can use the Keystroke combination (ALT+a number) to type any character of the font in your word processor or page layout program.
- Click on a character then choose Select (or simply double-click) and it is copied to the Characters to copy window.
- You can copy several characters to the window of the Windows Character Map.
- When you have selected the character(s) you want choose Copy and those characters for that font will be placed on the clipboard.
- In your word processor or other program use the Windows Paste command to place those characters from the clipboard into your document.
- If you find yourself using Windows Character Map often to check Keystroke information or to copy characters, create a shortcut to it on your desktop to speed up access.
- The Windows Character Map in Windows XP has several new functions not covered in this how-to.
What You Need
- Character Map utility