6 ways to access Character Map in Windows 10: Way 1: Access it by searching. Type map in the search box on taskbar, and choose Character Map from the result. Way 2: Turn it on in Start Menu. Open Start Menu, choose All apps, expand Windows Accessories and hit Character Map. Way 3: Open it via Run. Launch Run, input charmap and click OK. A) In the Character set drop box menu, select a Unicode, DOS, or Windows character set you want displayed. (see screenshot below) 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. Ultra Character Map is described as 'lets you access any character or glyph in any font and use it in other apps'. There are eight alternatives to Ultra Character Map for Windows and Mac. The best alternative is Character Map, which is free.I used PopChar 15+ years ago on the Mac, but they now have a Windows version, and it is just so much more powerful and useful than CharMap.
CEO, Altova Inc. Couldn't function without my PopChar! I wouldn't have thought you could improve a perfect product, but you did it!
Educator, CO, USA Well no more timewasting! I can just click on the start-up icon and choose the character i want in mere seconds!
Windows Marketplace I've been using PopChar ever since the days of OS Classic. Now I am using the OS X and the Windows version. This program is itself a classic of its genre.
John Madden, NC, USA PopChar is essential software on my computer, especially since I'm an American living in Europe where special characters are commonplace.
Dwight Stewart, Heidelberg PopChar Win is a simple but amazing tool! My compliments - the Windows version is as impressive as the MacOS version!
- Version: 8.7
- Release Date: February 23, 2021
- System Req:Windows 7, 8, 10
- Languages:EN, DE
- Price: 29.99 €
Most of your fonts contain thousands of characters, many more than you can access from the keyboard.
If you want to get the most out of your fonts, then PopChar is the right tool for you.
PopChar makes 'typing' of unusual characters easy without having to remember keyboard combinations.
Whenever you need a special character, PopChar is there to help.
Click the 'P' in the task bar to display a table of characters. Select the desired character and it instantly appears in your document.
PopChar works with all modern applications that support Unicode. It makes it easy to navigate and search within fonts that contain thousands of characters. Search for characters by their names or their shape, find fonts that contain certain characters, explore the character set of fonts, collect your favorite characters, insert HTML symbols. PopChar makes all these font-related tasks easy.
With PopChar, you can also take a look at fonts from a designer's perspective – see a font preview, check out what a given text fragment looks like in a certain font, and print beautiful font sheets.
Words cannot describe the huge benefits PopChar offers to you. Get an impression how PopChar can help you to get the most out of your fonts in only three minutes by watching our new short and sweet product videos.
Believe it or not - PopChar has now been around for 30 years. To read more about the milestones in the development of PopChar, see the History of PopChar.
For more information on how to find special characters,visit the Features page Lrtimelapse.
- Insert special characters
- Extensive emoji support
- Printable font preview and sample text views
Features marked with are new in PopChar Win 8.
To install PopChar Win, download the installer from our downloads page.
Ultra Character Map 2.1.1
Once your download is complete, just double-click the installer and follow the suggested steps. After installation you can immediately start using PopChar Win - no restart required.
As long as you do not have a license key, PopChar operates in trial mode with some special characters disabled.
When you purchase a license key and enter it in the Registration window of PopChar X, the dimmed characters will immediately become active.
- PopChar Win runs on
Windows 10, Windows 8, and Windows 7.
- For earlier Windows versions download PopChar Win 8.6.
Ultra Character Map
The current version of PopChar Win is available in English and German.
See also the special topics covered on our Tips Pages.
Ultra Character Map Mac Os X
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