The solution is simple to create Character Map Desktop-Shortcut to insert a special character into a document in Windows 7 or 8.1?
Please run the Charmap via Windows Run Dialog [Windows+Logo]+[R] and enter the command charmap or charmap.exe
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And now open the File Location Character Map (Full-Path of charmap.exe) via Windows-Task-Manager!
Click (select) in the Tab-Strip the Tab "Processes" and select the charmap.exe. Via a right click open the Context-Menu and "Open File Location" (... see Image-2)
You can also directly open the file location in C:\Windows\System32
In the folder C:\Windows\System32 click on the charmap.exe via right mouse and select send to and Desktop (Create Shortcut)
A special character in Windows 7 or 8.1 is a character that can't be found on your keyboard. You can insert special characters by using Character Map or by pressing a combination of keys on your Windows keyboard.
Unicode categories are used to group similar types of characters available in a font. In Windows 7 or 8.1 for example, the Currency Unicode category groups all of the currency symbols available for a font.
FAQ 109: Updated on: August 30th 2014 14:26