extension ExtPose

Special characters

Description from extension meta

Special characters.

Image from store Special characters
Description from store Helper for inserting special characters. You can copy characters into clipboard in popup window or insert it in each form element by context menu. There are several default collection of characters after installation: – Czech, – English, – Smiles, – Cards, – and Arrows. And you can set own collection in options page.

Latest reviews

  • (2020-10-21) Anita l: this didn't work...
  • (2020-02-20) Graham Sanders: The only extension I've found that allows you to add special characters you use frequently. (Remember, clicking on it only copies it to the clipboard; you have to paste it for it to appear.)
  • (2019-11-04) John Navas: Very useful, but could be so much better: 1. Needs Export and Import badly. Reinstalling Chrome wipes out added characters. 2. Needs ability to Reorder list. 3. Cascading menu with groups would be handy.
  • (2018-01-04) Nenad Razumic: Is it helpfull? Yes it is. Is it perfect? No it is not. I can sugest few improvements: 1. Chosing some character, it has to do copy/paste on the place where cursor is located on web page. 2. Creating a new groups will help a lot. Thank you for that tool.
  • (2017-12-18) customizable: OK. I can add any letters or signs. Lack the ability to have submenus if you have a lot of characters.
  • (2017-11-28) Adam Hewett: Would be 5 stars if I could save my own extensions...
  • (2017-06-02) Attila Bujdosó: Very simple, customisable tool to quickly access special characters you frequently use.
  • (2017-04-09) Jennifer Georgia: Almost useless. Clunky and awkward to configure and use. The other collections didn't even appear when I clicked on them.
  • (2017-01-12) Suhas Dara: Completely useless. I was expecting characters with accents to be in here.
  • (2016-04-20) Atakan Oyunda: İşe yaramıyor
  • (2016-02-13) Ed Kolis: It's useful, but it could use a few enhancements: * Don't copy characters into clipboard; just insert them directly into the focused text field. * Allow reordering of characters on the menu. * Allow creation of custom character groups (submenus).
  • (2016-02-02) Jamie Shaw: I have to use a PC at work and find it so frustrating to enter special characters into Windows compared with the Mac Character Map equivalent. This plugin obviously only helps within Chrome (not system-wide), you can’t search for characters, and it doesn’t automatically insert the character (you have to paste it) – but it nonetheless fills a gap. (Notice the proper curly apostrophe and the proper dash in this review!)
  • (2015-12-02) Daniël van Houten: Just what I was looking for. Clean, simple, and customisable. Thank you
  • (2015-12-02) Daniël van Houten: You are a lifesaver mainly because I can add my own- and I have had no other way to easily access ∴ before :) Now get to making a mobile app and I'll owe you many rounds :)
  • (2015-11-18) Dave Dugal: Exactly what I was looking for. I didn't want cute emoji; just certain unicode characters I use every day.
  • (2015-05-22) John Sandel: Just to elaborate something neither the dev's description nor other reviews made clear: you can customize the character set in this extension. That alone makes it worth adding to Chrome, especially in Chrome OS. The extension's Option menu calls up Settings of Characters, a back-end webpage. Here, a 2-column layout with editable fields lets you paste in characters to which you want future access via the extension. You can remove characters supplied by the dev & replace them with your own. (I like to use en- and em-dashes for different purposes, and a single-character ellipsis is invaluable in Twitter for saving space. I also, for example, added the asch [æ] and the "œ" grapheme, sometimes called an œthel.) After that, using the extension's staightforward, if a tad kludgy: - while writing, click the extension button - click the character you want & it's copied to the clipboard - in your text, paste the character in Simple! And it beats memorizing Unicode—no more typing Shift+Ctrl+u2026 just to get an ellipsis character. The fact that such a rudimentary extension is necessary to perform simple typographic tasks is emblematic of the ad hoc open-source roots of Chrome. Thanks to this dev, Google doesn't have to spend the hundred of dollars it might cost to implement special characters in the OS! /s MY ONLY REQUEST of the dev echoes other reviews: please find a way to implement double-click, so the action of pasting in a single character is less disruptive to the writing flow.
  • (2014-12-04) Andrea Rendine: I was looking for a way to insert tilde as I'm Italian and this simbol is not on my keyboard. I found this, which has a completely customizable set of special characters and it also allows to select couples of characters (e.g. for special quot marks). Good job!
  • (2014-11-19) Rodrigo Silva: Muito bom!!! Facilita a vida pra quem por algum motivo está sempre tendo que usar caracteres diferentes dos usuais, evitando ter que memorizar codigos da tabela ASCII e usar combinações de Alt+??? ou ficar abrindo um documento para copiar os caracteres e colar no navegador.
  • (2014-09-24) dan smith: pretty nice simple design, but could use more default symbols and a compact grid view and cloud sync for when i inevitably collect a ton of symbols. also, the collections feature is weird; it seems the only thing it does is allow me to overwrite the list of characters with one of several predefined defaults, but this causes me to lose any customizations.
  • (2013-10-13) Xenopheles inactiveaccount: Not user friendly. Also it locked up when I tried to save my custom entries.
  • (2013-09-28) Sophia Stull: Love this so much! I don't have to open the character map and deal with that thanks to this app. Customization is fabulous, too! I frequently use special characters and I can never get the keys that should be pressed to work, it drove me nuts and now I'm no longer going nuts, haha. Very nice, clean and visually refined looking unlike the few I've found here where the others were visual eyesores. (I appreciate clean designs, lol.)
  • (2013-08-20) Paul LeBoutillier: Great app!! I do a lot of writing and now that I'm using a Chromebook this is one more app that makes using it more functional. Thank you!
  • (2013-04-26) Really slick! A simple app that lets you store special characters in an extension on your toolbar, and copy them to the clipboard with the click of a button. Allows you to define your own characters so that you can customize it to your needs. Functions very nicely and looks great, too.

Latest issues

  • (2019-03-06, v:2.4) Paul Webster: Add character
    I used to quite like this. Now, however "add character" doesn't work - no table of characters appears to choose from. By the way, the previous time that this did work ( a few weeks ago) I could no longer find the £ symbol for UK currency.
  • (2018-07-03, v:2.4) lee bailey: where are my saved symbols
    added a dozen or so symbols from unicode look up table (spent a couple of hours doing this).... saving each time under the eng set. when i switched to arrows and went back to the eng set ALL MY ADDITIONS WERE GONE where are they?
  • (2018-06-23, v:2.4) Kathleen Marks: Special characters
    How do you even use this? There are four characters...that's not exactly useful....
  • (2018-01-04, v:2.4) Matthias Otto: It doesn't work
    Hi Team I'm using Chrome Version 63.0.3239.84 (Official Build) (64-bit) After installing "Special characters" I replaced the defaults with ä ö ü Ä Ö Ü i.e. 6 characters I need often for writing in German. They now appear in the context menu but I cannot make them come up in any textbox where I want them. Nothing happens. After having had the computer on standby for a while I went into Chrome again (not having it closed) suddenly all characters appear 5 times when I choose them from the context menu, e.g. ööööö Sorry, but I think this add-on is totally buggy and unfit for purpose, at least in my configuration on Windows 10. Matthias
  • (2017-12-18, v:2.4) context menu
    Please remove the word "insert" in the context menu, to make it shorter and less redondant.
  • (2017-12-18, v:2.4) No submenus or folders
    Lack the ability to have submenus if you have a lot of characters.
  • (2017-08-21, v:2.4) Rory Baer: Tab freezes when customizing characters
    I got this extension because I'm learning French, so I'll want to start typing with proper French accents (like à, ç, etc.) But when I add them and click "Save", the tab freezes and becomes unresponsive. It will still be unresponsive if I close it and re-open it, and when I click on the icon in the top right nothing happens. When I remove the extension and add it back, it works again because the characters have been reset, but then when I try to add them again the same thing happens.
  • (2016-02-12, v:2.3) Kuʻulei: Question: Hawaiian/Polynesian ‘okina and kahakō?
    Aloha kāua, thank-you for creating a very ueful tool but before adding your 'special characters' to my chromebook I have to ask, does this app. include Hawaiian characters such as the ‘okina and kahakō? Mahalo, Ku‘ulei
  • (2015-11-23, v:2.3) Dave Dugal: Backup/Restore?
    Is there a way to back up and restore the set of special characters stored in the extension? I have Chrome installed on multiple PCs and would like to be able to share my settings across multiple computers. Thanks!


4,142 history
3.7 (33 votes)
Last update / version
2020-11-25 / 2.4
Listing languages
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