Webdings And Wingdings Chart?

If you’ve been struggling to choose Webdings and Wingdings symbols, or been hunting for a Wingdings list, character map or symbols chart that works in Firefox – here’s an easier way!

This is going to be one of those posts where most people say “d’uh, everyone knows that” – and the rest of us slap our forehead and exclaim “so that’s how you do it”!

How To Use Wingdings and Webdings

If you’re running Windows look no further than the Character Map application. Don’t go off Googling it to download though, it’s already part of Windows.

[Mac users look for Character Palette which is in both Finder and Fontbook – anyone know how you do this in Linux?]

To find Character Map, just type ‘character’ in your Start/Search box (or Start – Run) and it will appear. You can always right click on the program name and Send To/Desktop to create a shortcut if you think you’ll forget what it’s called in future.

Here’s what Character Map looks like under Windows Vista and Windows 7:-

So if you want a Wingdings tick or a Webdings heart, simply:-

  1. Pick your Webdings or Wingdings font from the dropdown menu at the top – and instantly get your Webdings or Wingdings chart.
  2. Look through the list for the character you want (they are a bit small, but if you click them once you get an enlarged version)
  3. Double-click the one you want
  4. Note the character appears in the copy box at the bottom
  5. Now switch to the application you want to use the character in, and paste

The Character Map application can also useful for quickly browsing fonts to see which you want to use (some applications are far slower at this), or for finding other unusual (extended) characters.

So, was Character Map an exciting new (pain relieving) discovery for you..? Come on, be honest?

7 Comments to “Webdings And Wingdings Chart?”

  1. Johno 22 June 2010 at 3:57 am #

    You’re kidding! I can’t believe I never knew about this. I’ve been struggling to look up these little font characters for years. Character Map is by no means brilliant but it’s 10 times better than the way I’ve been doing it.

    So thank you! I don’t mind who knows about my “d’uh” moments…

  2. g d c 19 March 2011 at 5:58 am #

    Wow, you rock! Thank you for sharing. Yes, after all these years!

  3. Member #524 23 March 2011 at 11:22 am #

    I dont know what the character names are, when it says “U+005B: Left Sqare Bracket” it actually says “Character Code : 0x5B”

  4. OMGWTFBBQ 21 May 2011 at 2:16 am #

    OH. MY. GOD. I love you. No, I do. I really do.

  5. Milos 2 February 2012 at 4:26 pm #

    Thanks a lot. A revelation! It really is, simple, easy, a complete PC innocent can use it. Thanks a lot. M.

  6. Holly Jane 12 February 2012 at 10:03 pm #

    Someone should of never shown me this in grade six. I went craaaazy – every lyric of every song was líkë thï§

  7. Bless_u 18 July 2012 at 9:48 pm #

    O-M-G (I never knew I could search character map) this is like UNBELIEVABLE. SIMPLE – Loves & Kisses

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