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How do I see all the characters in a font?

In Windows, you can use the Character Map tool to view the characters in a font.

To use Character Map:

  1. In Windows operating systems prior to Windows 2000, choose Start > Accessories > Character Map. In Windows 2000 and above, choose Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Character Map
  2. In the Font box, choose a font to view.
  3. Select a character in the chart and click Select. The character is added to the Characters to Copy box.
  4. When you are finished selecting characters, click Copy to copy all the characters you selected.
  5. In your application, use the Paste command to paste the characters into your document. Apply the font to the characters if necessary.

On the Mac OS, use Key Caps.

To use Key Caps:

  1. On the Apple menu, choose Key Caps.
  2. On the Font menu, choose a font to view.
  3. Select the characters by clicking the key with the character on it. Hold down the SHIFT, OPTION, or SHIFT and OPTION keys to view additional characters.
  4. When you are finished selecting characters, you can choose Edit > Copy to copy the characters you selected.
  5. In your application, use the Paste command to paste the characters into your document. Apply the font to the characters if necessary.

You can also click character map below the font name on MyFonts to view the characters in a font.


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