Find and Copy Special Characters to Your Clipboard With This Free Online App



Use this web app to find and copy emoji and special characters to your clipboard.

This web app has the special characters that are found in the Windows special character map. Special characters are the symbols, letters, numbers, arrows etc. that are accessed through the special character map or using the Alt keyboard shortcuts in Windows. The degree symbol, arrows, copyright or trademark symbols, math characters, currency symbols and more are examples of special characters.

The site has a minimal, easy to use interface that displays special characters under several categories, similar to how a mobile phone handles emoji. It supports iOS, macOS, Windows, and Android. Just click or tap the character and it's instantly copied to the clipboard.
The special characters are sorted into categories: popular, letters, punctuation, math, numbers, currency, symbols, arrows, and emoji. Clicking or tapping on a character instantly copies it to your clipboard. The search box lets you quickly find a character.

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Of possible interest to other Linux users there are a variety of clipboard managers available depending on which desktop environment your particular distro ships with. This one is for the Gnome Shell and the example shown is Zorin 15 Core. Just install the needed extension in Firefox first and then install this and other shell extensions directly from your browser. MC - Site Manager.

I keep a link to the standard Windows character map on my toolbar that allows me to add everything I need in whatever font I choose. Is this any better?

I think that depends on how you work and your preferences. I like having the characters in tabs where they are sorted by type.
They are larger than the character map on a computer monitor so they are easier to see. I find it easier and faster, but that's me.
I have it bookmarked on my browser toolbar. The only issue I have is that it can't be used offline, while character map is built in.

I might be crazy, but I copied some symbols to the clipboard, but HOW DO I FIND THE CLIPBOARD?

@courtenayguy, if you're using Windows 10 with October 2018 Update or newer, pressing Windows key+V shows you the Clipboard content and history, you can then paste from it.

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Yes, that is a nice new feature in Win 10. I like that you can pin some items permanently to the clipboard (like this \_(ツ)_/¯ ) which replaces a 3rd party app I previously used. I just "clear all" in the "..." menu to reveal my pinned characters.

Oddly enough I was just reading that article. Thanks Jojo!

The clipboard isn't really visible. It's like an invisible holding area. Put your cursor where you want the item you copied to appear, and paste it using either Ctrl - V or right click and paste.

There are clipboard managers that will show everything you've copied so it can be reused. The clipboard is erased if you turn off your device. Copying something new erases whatever is in the clipboard.