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Windows 7: Can I customize characters map ?

25 Feb 2012   #1

windows 7, 64
Can I customize characters map ?

I am trying to customize special characters map and make a list of favorites to use (just like mac characters viewer). Is this possible ? it is a pain to keep scrolling through the characters when I have to use them constantly in different applications (word, excel, indesign, etc. Any help is appreciated.

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25 Feb 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64

Have a look at this: Private Character Editor
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25 Feb 2012   #3

windows 7, 64

Thank you stalker, this is very helpful. However, I still do not know how to group all my favorite special characters (30+) under one category so that i only see them and not all the other special characters. thanks
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25 Feb 2012   #4

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1 Version 6.1 Build 7601

I think windows character map is not able to make custom group.
but you may find helpful this character map to remember codes and use them with combination of ALT key to print them instantly:
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