PopChar - Easily type umlauts and foreign characters - no need to learn the keyboard combinations

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 menu 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.

With PopChar, you can also take a 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 print beautiful font sheets.

Starting with PopChar 7, you can even find special characters by simply drawing them.

Words cannot describe the huge benefits PopChar offers to you. Get an impression how PopChar can help you to get the most out of your fonts in only three minutes by watching our new short and sweet product videos.

Easily type umlauts with PopChar

Believe it or not - PopChar has 30 yearsnow been around for 30 years. To read more about the milestones in the development of PopChar, see the History of PopChar.

Features, Installation, Requirements

Main features


To install PopChar, download it from our downloads page.

As long as you do not have a license key, PopChar operates in trial mode: some special characters are dimmed in the PopChar table. You can order a license key online on our order page. When you receive your license key, enter it in the Registration window of PopChar X. The dimmed characters will immediately become active.


PopChar X is available in English, German, and French. PopChar Win is available in English and German.

Choose your platform


PopChar is available for Mac and Windows platforms.

Due to the technical differences between the platforms, we distribute PopChar X and PopChar Win as different products.

Please choose the product for the platform you need.

PopChar Win

PopChar Win iconFor Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, and Windows XP.

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