WordPress-Tipp: Special Characters

I am a great fan of typography. I also think, that it is great when you use the corrects typographical characters even in web. Correct characters mean: quotation marks, depending on the language you are publishing in, or correct dashes. In one of my next TypoTips I will tell you, what the correct charaters are.

Today I am going to tell you, how you can create them in WordPress. Some like dashes, can be created with a special short cut via your keyboard, but characters like quotation marks are not always that easy. But you don’t even need a plugin.

Just go to your formating bar and select this

omega special character

sign!

You will open the area for “Special Characters”.

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Here is an overview of the characters!

special characters

And if you scroll over one, you will see at the right side the meaning of that character, like double low 9 quoationmarks

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To activate it and insert it into your post: just double click!

As you see it also helps you with currencies like or £, or mathematical symbols ‰, ≥, ∫, or letters with accents: À, Ë, Õ, Ø, æ, å.

You can even enhance your post a bit, if you like: ♥♥♥♥

Do you have a WordPress question? Just leave me a comment, and I will try to find the solution.

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