CEO, Altova Inc. Couldn't function without my PopChar! I wouldn't have thought you could improve a perfect product, but you did it!
Educator, CO, USA Well no more timewasting! I can just click on the start-up icon and choose the character i want in mere seconds!
Windows Marketplace I've been using PopChar ever since the days of OS Classic. Now I am using the OS X and the Windows version. This program is itself a classic of its genre.
John Madden, NC, USA PopChar is essential software on my computer, especially since I'm an American living in Europe where special characters are commonplace.
Dwight Stewart, Heidelberg PopChar Win is a simple but amazing tool! My compliments - the Windows version is as impressive as the MacOS version!
- Version: 6.4
- Release Date: February 03, 2015
- System Req:Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
- Languages:EN, DE
- Price: 29.99 €
Most of your fonts contain thousands of characters, many more than you can access from the keyboard.
If you want to get the most out of your fonts, then PopChar is the right tool for you.
PopChar makes "typing" of unusual characters easy without having to remember keyboard combinations.
Whenever you need a special character, PopChar is there to help.
Click the "P" in the task bar to display a table of characters. Select the desired character and it instantly appears in your document.
PopChar works with all modern applications that support Unicode. It makes it easy to navigate and search within fonts that contain thousands of characters. Search for characters by their names, find fonts that contain certain characters, explore the character set of fonts, collect your favorite characters, insert HTML symbols. PopChar makes all these font-related tasks easy.
Starting with PopChar 6, you can even take a new look at fonts from a designer's perspective – see a font preview, check out what a given text fragment looks like in a certain font, and more.
Features, Installation, Requirements
For more information on how to find special characters,visit the Features page
- Inserts special characters right into your document - no font cheat sheet, no copy & paste, no need to remember keyboard combinations.
- Full Unicode support
- Search for characters
- Custom favorite characters
- Magnifier tool
- Work across font boundaries
- "Reverse search" for fonts that contain a particular character
- Recent characters view
- Font Preview and Sample Text views
- Font information
- View and print font sheets
- More ...
To install PopChar Win, download the installer from our downloads page.
Once your download is complete, just double-click the installer and follow the suggested steps. After installation you can immediately start using PopChar Win - no restart required.
As long as you do not have a license key, PopChar Win operates in trial mode: some special characters are dimmed in the PopChar window. When you purchase a license key and enter it in the Registration window of PopChar Win, the dimmed characters will immediately become active.
- PopChar Win runs on
Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, and Windows XP.
The current version of PopChar Win is available in English and German.
In addition to the characters inside fonts, PopChar can also display information about fonts. The Font Info view reveals background information like version number, properties, copyright and license statements, information about the designer, manufacturer, vendor, number of characters and glyphs, and more.
The Font Info view is a valuable source of information for font aficionados. With PopChar, the font information is quickly accessible with a few clicks at any time.
The Font Info view is available in PopChar Win 6.2 and newer.
in PopChar Win 6: Font Preview and Sample Text views
Get an impression of a selected font with the new Font Preview and Sample Text features of PopChar 6.
In typesetting, one important task is to get a message across. Using the right font can help substantially to emphasize the meaning of text and deliver an enjoyable reading experience. PopChar helps you to evaluate fonts. Select the Font Preview or Sample Text views to see a font in action.
The Font Preview and Sample Text views can be printed to create beautiful font sheets with PopChar.
If you want, you can even create a a font sheet in PDF format to send it to someone else, who doesn't need to have the font or PopChar installed.
See also the special topics covered on our Tips Pages.