One of the most commonly used features when dealing with lot of documentation and publication work is the Character Map applet from which you can copy the special characters like Ꝏ, Ꝋ, Æ, etc. Microsoft Windows users can access it by running ‘charmap’ in the ‘Run’ box and could be having a tough time to locate the same applet in elementary OS. In this tutorial, I will show you how to add a shortcut applet on the top bar (wingpanel) from which you can quickly access the Character Map tool.
Add Character Map Applet on Wingpanel
STEP 1: Click ‘Power’ icon and select ‘System Settings’.
STEP 2: Click ‘Keyboard’ icon.
STEP 3: Click ‘+’ on the bottom left of the ‘Keyboard’ window.
STEP 4: In order to show the applet on the wingpanel, we can simply add a additional keyboard layout, for example ‘English (UK)’. Select it from the layout and click ‘Add Layout’.
STEP 5: The layout gets listed in the left pane.