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SymWin is described as 'A small and quick tool for typing special symbols' and is an app. There are more than 10 alternatives to SymWin for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and iPhone. The best alternative is WinCompose, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like SymWin are BabelMap, Character Map, PopChar and Extra Keys.

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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Windows

A small and quick tool for typing special symbols.

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    WinCompose

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    31 alternatives to WinCompose 

    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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    BabelMap

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com
    32 alternatives to BabelMap 

    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.  PortableBabelMap can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  3. Character Map icon

    Character Map

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    36 alternatives to Character Map 

    Character Map (Charmap.exe) is a utility included with Microsoft Windows operating systems and is used to view the characters in any installed font, to check what keyboard input (Alt code) is used to enter those characters, and to copy characters to the clipboard in lieu of...

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    PopChar

    • Mac
    • Windows
    38 alternatives to PopChar 

    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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    Extra Keys

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    25 alternatives to Extra Keys 

    Extra Keys is a software input panel for typing international accented and other special characters.

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    1.  LightweightExtra Keys consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Ad-freeExtra Keys doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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    WizKey

    • Windows
    20 alternatives to WizKey 

    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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    Gucharmap

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • MacPorts
    • XQuartz
    30 alternatives to Gucharmap 

    Open source character map for the GNOME desktop environment.

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    Unicode Chars Number

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    25 alternatives to Unicode Chars Number 

    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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    AllChars

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    21 alternatives to AllChars 

    AllChars provides a quick, easy-to-remember way of creating accents like é Ü ç î æ and special characters like ƒ ² ‰ © £ ± ß ° 1/2 ¿ « » ™ „ in most Windows programs.

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    Discontinued

    The project is no longer developed and maintained. Last version, v5.0.181beta, released in February 2009, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

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  10. UnicodeInput

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    2 alternatives to UnicodeInput 

    It allows a user to insert unicode characters by their corresponding unicode hex value

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    1.  PortableUnicodeInput can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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