WinCompose Alternatives

    WinCompose is described as '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'. There are more than 25 alternatives to WinCompose for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and iPhone. The best alternative is BabelMap, which is free. Other great apps like WinCompose are Character Map (Free), Rocket (Freemium), Font Viewer (Free) and SymbSearch (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 25, 2020

      • 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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      BabelMap vs WinCompose opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      a) you see the characters b) no need to remember tens of key combinations
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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    1. Character Map (Charmap.


      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      Rocket is a free Mac app that makes typing emoji faster and easier using Slack-style shortcuts.
      Rocket vs WinCompose opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      wincompose implements a compose key, allowing access to a vast range of input including non-US characters, math and other Unicode symbols, etc. Rocket is a tool for inserting small emoji only. It covers a minuscule fraction of what WinCompose does, and can't provide even close to the same functionality.
      Negative comment 9 months ago

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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Font Viewer is an application which does exactly that - it views fonts! Arrange and view a large number fonts which are installed on your computer, applying their various styles to text of your choice.
      Font Viewer vs WinCompose opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Font Viewer lets you view all characters a font supports, whereas WinCompose is an ease-of-access tool that lets you type those characters into arbitrary programs using shortcut sequences.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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    2. SymbSearch lets you easily get unicode-symbols so you can simply paste it into your text you are working on. You don't have to learn by heart the specific numbers of these.
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    3. Mac OS X application to explore Unicode. Analyse and convert Unicode strings for HTML or programming. Supports UniHan, Services, AppleScript and more.
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    4. 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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      • 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • MacPorts
      • XQuartz
      Open source character map for the GNOME desktop environment.
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    5. Extra Keys is a software input panel for typing international accented and other special characters.
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