PopChar Win

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.

Words cannot describe the huge benefits PopChar offers to you. See yourself in this short demo movie.

Believe it or not - PopChar has now been around for over 25 years. To read more about the milestones in the development of PopChar, see the History of PopChar.

Features, Installation, Requirements


For more information on how to find special characters,visit the Features page

Main features


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 PopChar Win 6: Font information

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.

font info

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.

font previewIn 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.

font samplePopChar shows some typical characters and sample text fragments in the selected font to give you an impression of the font's properties. You can choose from predefined filler texts in different languages, such as the famous Lorem ipsum, Fillerati, Blindtext, and La Bastille.

in PopChar Win 6.3: Font sheets

The Font Preview and Sample Text views can be printed to create beautiful font sheets with PopChar.

print font preview   Viewing fonts on the screen is perfect for making a quick choice or interactively finding characters in a font.

But when you want to see what a font will look like in print, there is no way around actually printing the font.

PopChar's font preview and sample text views allow you to create beautiful font sheets.

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print font samplePrint them, use them in design discussions, collect them in a printed font catalog, or save them as PDF documents to show off a selected font.

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.

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