Help:Wiki University VisualEditor--Special Characters

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Special characters[edit | edit source]

Ω Special character

This procedure allows you to enter letters with accent marks or other letters from non-English languages such as French, Russian, Spanish, etc. without having to look for the ASCII[1] coding for these letters or symbols on the internet.

  1. Click on "Edit" in the tool bar at the top of page. The Visual Editor tool bar will appear.
  2. Place the cursor where you want the non-English letter or symbol to appear and click. The cursor will remain in that position.
  3. Click the Greek Omega character on the Visual Editor tool bar.
  4. Click the letter or symbol you need. (To speed up the process of finding the letter or symbol you need, scroll down on the list of languages on the left side of this panel.)
  5. Click on "Save page" on the Visual Editor tool bar.
  6. Enter a brief description of what you did in the "Summary" box.
  7. Click "Save page" in panel.
  • PLEASE NOTICE CAREFULLY: French, Russian, Spanish and some other languages may not appear in the list of languages on the left panel but you may be able to use some of the Latin, Extended Latin, Greek, etc. for the other languages' letters or symbols.

Try these out[edit | edit source]

Quick Quiz
  • I can only find letters from the French language
A. True
B. False
  • I can find letters in the Russian alphabet.
A. True
B. False
  • I can find the symbol of the upside down question mark used in Spanish.
A. True
B. False


Type the following words with the correct accent marks:

  • préférer
  • reçu
  • pêche
  • mère