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Character Map

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Character Map is a tool made for Microsoft Windows operating systems. It lets people see characters in a font. It can also be used to see what alt code is used for a character, and it can be used to copy and paste characters.[1]

The tool is useful for putting in special characters. The Advanced view button can be used to switch between different encodings: Windows, DOS, and Unicode.[1] Characters can be sorted by Unicode categories. The tool only supports the first Unicode plane, the Basic Multilingual Plane.

Character Map can be opened by using the command-line interface or the Run command by typing 'charmap'.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Microsoft. "How to Use Special Characters in Windows Documents". Retrieved April 23, 2020.