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Tech Tips for Non-Tech People!

Data Doctors Tech Tips | Ken Colburn & Brandon Disney
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Original Air Date: Aug 18, 2015

Copy Paste Special Characters

Have you ever wondered how people are posting those weird series of characters on social media and e-mail?

There’s nothing obvious on your keyboard but if you hold your Alt key down and tap on any number, you’ll see it’s possible.

For instance, Alt and the number two will generate the ™ trademark symbol.

There are 255 possible combinations that are available, but trying to remember which combination corresponds to which character isn’t realistic.

You can find online resources that chart out each character's number, but I have an easier way to make use of special characters.

Just go to which will show you all of the special characters so all you have to do is click on one to copy it.

From there, you can paste it into an e-mail message, on Facebook or Twitter or into any document or spreadsheet you’re working on.

They even have an iPhone app available if you want to use it on the go at