How to insert text symbols in notepad?
I’m using notepad++ from the last few years, and I just love it. But I want to know is there any easy way to insert symbols in the text?
Any help will be highly appreciated.
Symbols, as in like Unicode characters?
I find copy and paste into Notepad++ works well.
If you mean something else, post again.
Depends on the character, and how you define “easy”
If it’s a character in the first 255 character slots, then Edit > Character Panel is your friend.
For others, I often run Windows charmap.exe (**Run > Run >
charmap.exe, then click Save to save it as
CharMapwith the keyboard shortcut
Ctrl+Shift+C– now I can access it from the Run menu or with the shortcut any time I want.)
If you know the hex version of the unicode, you can use a windows-technique (
Altand the numeric-keypad
+key, then type the hex code) – but you probably won’t memorize all the codes if you use a lot of unicode .
There are some of the code-snippet plugins, like QuickText, which allow hitting a keystroke (depends on that plugins’ settings) after a certain combo of characters, and it will replace it with something more complicated or different. Unfortunately with QuickText, you cannot use a prefix figure like
:to indicate the start, so you cannot do something like
\namedChar[KEYSTROKE]to do it (where
[KEYSTROKE]indicates whichever keystroke QuickText or your plugin of choice requires for completing snippets).
I made a PythonScript which will allow backslashes (in fact, requires it): it currently only works with sequences like
\0xXXXX, but those again use Unicode codepoint, which is hard to memorize. With some debug, someone could add named backslash sequences… I just haven’t done that yet. Let me know if you’re willing to install PythonScript; if so, I could share what I have now, and might find a bit of time to add a mapping of named sequences as well…
Alternate idea: find a Windows app that behaves similar to the phone keyboard apps for finding emoji/etc.
I did a quick search: I haven’t tried any of these, but three promising looking ones:
(I make no warranty or guarantee on the effectiveness or safety of said apps; they are just what I saw when I searched the web for “windows 10 unicode keyboard apps”)
These have the problem that they aren’t Notepad++ specific solutions, so you’d have to run something else (similar to the charmap.exe suggestion I made earlier, but maybe more intuitive for searching emoji).
But these have the benefit of being generic Windows apps, so they can be used for typing special characters into any app or dialog, not just the Notepad++ editor tabs.
There isn’t a default option, but you can search “CharMap” in the windows 10 search bar, a window will appear with symbols. There select the desired symbol. Secondly, there are some sites providing a collection of Unicode text symbols that you can easily copy and paste into your text, such as : https://www.madeintext.com/text-symbols/
The third option is to use ALT key codes, but you should know the symbol ALT code to type specific text symbol. For example with “ALT+5” you can type this symbol : ♣
Hope it will be helpful for you.
there is lots of site to provide text symbols and notpad++ is the best text editor i ever use
but if you use symbols just https://www.thefancytext.com/cool-Symobols
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So, I just pasted text consisting of Unicode Symbols on Notepad++ and it is working.
You can convert simple text to Unicode characters text like the script, bold, circled, squared, etc. from this site: https://stylishtextmaker.com/.
I hope it helps you if this is what you needed.
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In Windows 7, follow these steps to summon Character Map and insert a special character into your work:
Click the Start menu, type charmap in the Search box, and press Enter.The Character Map program appears.
To make sure your new character matches the font in your work, choose your document’s current font in the Font box near the top.
To find fun or whimsical symbols, choose one of the Wingdings fonts from Character Map’s Font drop-down menu. The Wingdings font is stuffed with little doodads to spice up your documents or greeting cards.
Examine the Character Map’s symbols until you spot the symbol you need, and then double-click that symbol.
The chosen symbol appears in the Characters to Copy box.
The symbols in the Character Map box are easier to see if you hold down the mouse button while moving the pointer over them.
lick the Copy button to copy the character to the Clipboard.
Click within your document or e-mail where you want the new symbol or character to appear.
From your document or e-mail program, choose Paste (or press Ctrl+V), and the new character appears. Voilà!
Tip: You can grab several characters at a time by double-clicking each of them and then copying them all into your work as a group. You needn’t return to Character Map for each one, copying and pasting them individually.
Look in Character Map’s bottom-right corner: See the numbers after the words “Keystroke: Alt+”? In the figure above showing the copyright symbol, for example, you’ll see Alt+0169 in the bottom-right corner. By memorizing the code numbers for your favorite symbols, you can bypass Character Map and add them directly to documents.
To enter the copyright symbol, for example, without using Character Map, follow these steps:
Click in your document where you want the symbol to appear.
Press Num Lock to turn on the keyboard’s numeric keypad.Skip this step if your keyboard’s NumLock light is already on.
Hold down Alt and type 0169 with the numeric keypad.
Let go of the Alt key, and the © symbol appears inside your document.
I regret having started the process of adding links to external tools in this topic. Looking through the history of deleted spam, and other posts that haven’t been deleted, it’s hard to tell the difference between the two. Most of the links in this thread have been dubious as best.
Since the reasonable solutions (charmap and plugins) have been suggested multiple times over the years, since the original poster hasn’t been here for two years, and since this topic seems to be a honeypot for links of dubious quality (at best), this thread will be locked to avoid continuing to attract new links.