# How do I search for a typed (C)

• How do I search for a typed ©, that is parenthesis-C-parenthesis ?

• @Mon-Onkel

ctrl+f and then alt+0169 (on keypad)

• @Ekopalypse

I have fixed this by using notepad standard to replace parenthesis-C-parenthesis with some characters that notepad++ accepts.

I still would like to know how to deal with (), ), and (
that are said to be Perl special characters.

• @Mon-Onkel said:

I still would like to know how to deal with (), ), and (

Whenever you are dealing with looking for the special characters in a regex (regular expression) you need to use a ‘delimiter’ to denote that it’s the literal character you want to search for, not the special meaning.

In Notepad++ we use `\` as a delimiter. Thus `\(` means search for a literal `(` (left curved bracket). If you wanted to search for `()` together as literals use `\(\)`. There can be some exceptions but for clarity use `\` for every special character. So even the `\` is special so literally it is `\\`.

Terry