How to Easily Type Special & Unusual Characters in Emails, Docs, Tweets Etc

Sandeep Agarwal

Do your friends send you mails and messages with special (or weird/unusual as you might call them) characters? Do you look at their status updates and wonder how did they create such wonderful characters? There could be many ways to get this done actually. For example, this Twitter symbols site lets you choose all kind of such symbols. Today, we will tell you about a better tool to quickly and effortlessly put such characters in your emails, tweets and all, and astonish your friends.

Copy Paste Character is an incredible web service that hosts almost all characters one can think of. Amazingly, you just need to click on any of those characters and it gets copied to your clipboard. You know what to do next, Ctrl + V anywhere you like. Let us check more of what comes along.

The moment you visit their website you will be presented with a set of characters (they call it their favorite set). Shown below is what the screen looks like.

Character-Set

Towards the bottom right of the interface you shall be able to spot a scrollbar. Drag the slider to change the size of characters (left is to decrease and right is to increase).

Now, there are many more sets that you may choose from. Some of them are All Characters, Alphabetical Order and Symbols. Take a look at the entire list below. This list pops out on clicking at the triangle symbol  next to the current character set (top centre of the interface).

Favorite-Sets

Besides, you may search for desired symbols from here. Key in related words and check if you have your desired results. For example, type arrows and hit enter to see what type of arrows the site offers.

Another interesting thing is that you may create your own set of characters (of course the characters must be from what the site already has). But that way you would be able to customize what you need under a single set for quick and frequent access.

Create-Set

Click on New (top right) to begin creating a set. And then, you may also share them with your friends. However, you must register and create an account for yourself to do such an activity; after all that’s where your customized set will be mapped and stored.

Conclusion

Next time you need any special character you do not have to navigate to MS Word (or similar tool) and scan through all font types. Just visit the website and click on a character to take it to your clipboard. Have fun! And do not forget to tell us about your experiences using this tool.

Note: If the characters do not paste well, try changing typeface to Arial or Lucida Grande and it might do the trick.

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