Ultra Character Map lets you access any character or glyph in any font and use it in other apps. It also lets you do side-by-side font comparisons, print font catalogs, view detailed character and font information (including the keystroke combinations that produce special or accented characters), and much more.


The Character Map is a Microsoft Windows utility for seeing all available characters and Unicode in each of the fonts installed on the computer. Pictured is an example of what the Character Map or charmap looks like in Microsoft Windows.

Alternatives to Character Map UWP for Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD, PortableApps.com and more. Filter by license to discover only free or Open Source alternatives. This list contains a total of 5 apps similar to Character Map UWP. List updated: 9/7/2019 1:28:00 AM. Open the Start menu, search for map, then select Character Map. If you can't find Character Map, open the Run dialog box (press WIN+R ) and then enter the charmap command. Double-click the copyright symbol to make it appear in the Characters to copy text box, then select Copy. Ultra Character Map is a macOS application that enables you to view all the available characters in a font family and compare fonts side by side. In addition to this, the Ultra Character Map app allows you to print entire font catalogs and access Appleā€™s Emoji collection from a single place.

How to open the Windows Character Map or charmap


Character Map For Mac Download

Windows 7, 8, and 10 users

Click Start, open Windows Accessories, and choose Character Map. Or, press the Windows key, type charmap, and press Enter.

Apple Character Map

Windows XP and earlier users

Character Map Uwp For Mac

Click Start, Run, and type charmap and press Enter.

What font should I use in the Character Map?

Character map for macos

The font all depends on what type of character symbol you are trying to find. For non-english characters almost any font should work. For other more specialized character symbols like an arrow, checkmark, book, operating system, hands, etc. we suggest using the Wingdings font.

Charmap example of inserting a checkmark into Microsoft Word

  1. Open Microsoft Word and Charmap.
  2. In the Character Map window, select Wingdings as the font.
  3. Scroll down until you see the checkmark (character code: 0x6FC).
  4. Click the checkmark and then click the Select button.
  5. Once the checkmark is entered into the characters to copy text box, click the Copy button.
  6. Switch back to Microsoft Word and then paste the checkbox into the document.

Related pages

Character, Font, Special characters, Typography terms, Unicode