As writers, we often write words that like naïve and façade. You know, those words with those freaky accent marks that we have no idea how to create? After all, they aren’t clearly marked on the keyboard. How about those times when you want to write a foreign word or three? ¡Ay caramba! Or you want to get fancy with old world spelling using ligatures like færie or phœnix. No idea how to make those letters pop up. Need the Bristish pound? A fraction? A mathematical symbol? You are likely to want to use the copyright symbol ©, too.
Check out the code charts on Penn State’s site. Doesn’t matter if you own Windows or a Mac, this site has got you covered! Computing with Accents, Symbols, and Foreign Scripts