Finding symbols when you don't know the name

By | November 4, 2014
findingcharacternames

You know, that fish thing.

Everyone hates it when you want to put a character in to a Word document but you don’t know the name of the character, just what it looks like. “how do you do one of those things that look like a cross between a ‘a’ and a fish” you ask your college. He has no idea what you are on about and you end up trying to draw it in the air with your finger.

I bet there are loads of technological solutions to this that I haven’t come across yet, but a college, fed up of my finger wagging did point out how to do it in a Google Doc.

 

1. Open Google Doc

2. Go to Insert->Special Character

3. Draw the symbol in the ‘draw symbol here’ box

4. IT TELLS YOU WHAT YOU WANT. MIND BLOWN

Video of the steps

 

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