SymWin Alternatives

    SymWin is described as 'A small and quick tool for typing special symbols'. There are more than 10 alternatives to SymWin for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is BabelMap, which is free. Other great apps like SymWin are Character Map (Free), WinCompose (Free, Open Source), PopChar (Paid) and WizKey (Paid).

    This page was last updated Oct 6, 2021

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • PortableApps.com
      BabelMap is a free character map application for Windows that allows you to browse through the entire Unicode character repertoire of over 107,000 characters, or search for a particular character by name or by code point.
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    1. Character Map (Charmap.


    2. WinCompose is a compose key for Windows. It allows to easily write special characters such as é ž à û ø ð ¤ Ø « = µ, and many more using short and often very intuitive key combinations.
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      • Mac
      • Windows
      The character map that works! PopChar is an application that lets you insert special characters, umlauts and foreign letters into any document. With this character map, there is no need to search for or remember complex keystrokes.
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    3. WizKey makes it easy to type accented and other special Unicode characters using a standard US/UK keyboard with easy to remember keyboard shortcuts.
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    4. Extra Keys is a software input panel for typing international accented and other special characters.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • MacPorts
      • XQuartz
      Open source character map for the GNOME desktop environment.
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    5. It allows a user to insert unicode characters by their corresponding unicode hex value.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      Holdkey is a Windows program that makes it easy to type characters with accents. No more hassle with alt codes or other time consuming methods to create characters like : é à ø ü € ß ñ ï ç ö e g and many many more.
    6. Unicode Chars Number, is a portable tool that can be used to find the ordinal value (numeric character code) of any Unicode character!
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