Windows tip of the week: Using the emoji panel

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Windows tip of the week

Add symbols and special characters with the emoji panel
By Ed Bott
You might have tried the emoji panel when it debuted in Windows 10 and decided that, while it's cool for some tricks, you're never going to use it at work.
Maybe it's time to take another look. Beginning with version 1903, the emoji panel has two new tabs, and one of them is tailor-made for your work-related documents. Hold down the Windows key and then tap the period or semicolon key to make the emoji panel appear; click the Symbols tab on the right to see the full scrolling list of symbols and special characters that aren't on a standard keyboard.
The selection includes the ever-useful copyright and registered copyright marks (a C and an R, respectively, inside a circle), along with the superscripted TM that designates a trademark. Weather reporters can find symbols for reporting temperatures in Celsius or Fahrenheit, and math students can quickly insert the proper multiplication and division symbols.
You'll also find inverted question marks and exclamation points, which are useful when corresponding in Spanish, along with the obscure interrobang, a punctuation mark that combines a question mark and exclamation point into a single character.
And don't miss the row at the bottom of the tab, which shows the characters you've used most recently, saving a few seconds of searching.

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