CharacterMap Symbol Set 2

An in-game keyboard of non-standard characters. CharacterMap endeavors to give you quick and easy access to every character supported by the default Windows WoW chat font. Characters are split into different layouts, which can be accessed by modifier keys (on your physical keyboard) or through a dropdown menu. The layouts are as follows:

NoneLower case modified letters
ShiftUpper case modified letters
ControlSymbol set 1
Control-ShiftSymbol set 2
AltDrawing set 1
Alt-ShiftDrawing set 2
Alt-Control-ShiftFull (all characters)

CharacterMap's keyboard will seamlessly type into any text area. It can be set to automatically show and hide, and to automatically anchor itself to the text area into which you are currently typing.

For configuration, type "/cm" or "/charactermap"

This addon currently only supports the English Windows client with the default game font. It will run on other clients and with other fonts, but some characters may be unsupported.

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  • Avatar of craarc craarc Dec 17, 2014 at 21:49 UTC - 0 likes

    heh great thx for getting this working again I really hate not having it I use it a lot thx for your efforts

  • Avatar of craarc craarc Oct 18, 2014 at 23:29 UTC - 0 likes

    arrrghh just stopped again plz update for wod pre patch

    thx c

  • Avatar of craarc craarc Sep 23, 2013 at 18:43 UTC - 0 likes

    back for real ???

  • Avatar of enkil80 enkil80 Jul 22, 2010 at 22:05 UTC - 0 likes

    I like the idea of the addon since everyone its using special characters on their names but I found 1 issue: I got a SP KB but I got it mapped as US KB, when I got in the game it works as a US one; but after a while it maps as SP, I alt+tab and the mapping its still US on the OS, get back to WoW and its mapped as ES. But I like where its going, good addon. Sorry for posting here but the ticket option ain't open yet. Ty

    Last edited Jul 23, 2010 by enkil80
  • Avatar of Zidomo Zidomo Jul 21, 2010 at 02:33 UTC - 0 likes

    This is looking good. Provides more characters than many mods like this. Also uses no CPU time when not active, unlike several mods like this I've tested.

    A couple of gigantic usability issues with v1.0b1, though.

    1) Having to keep the modifier keys depressed to access layouts other than the default Lower case modified letters makes this a giant PITA to use currently. So much so that the mod is virtually unusable for me (and I'm sure for others).

    Instead of switching back to the default layout when you release a modifier key (combo), could you instead have it retain the layout selected when the key(s) are released? Close it the layout, reopen with your chosen modifier(s) and the layout stays put again, etc..

    2) The anchor command line toggle does not describe its state properly. Enter /cm anchor and the line that appears: Character map anchored to the chat box. Type the command again, the same line appears, despite the layout becoming unanchored. And so on.

    Resolve those two issues and this would be the ideal mod of its type.



Date created
Jul 19, 2010
Last update
Dec 04, 2014
Development stage
  • enUS
GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
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Recent files
  • R: 1.1.0 for 6.0.3 Dec 04, 2014
  • A: r13 for 6.0.3 Dec 04, 2014
  • R: 1.0.2 for 5.4.0 Sep 22, 2013
  • A: r11 for 5.4.0 Sep 21, 2013
  • R: 1.0.1 for 3.3.5 Jul 26, 2010