Help:Entering special characters

  • many special characters (those not on the standard computer keyboard) are useful—and sometimes necessary—in wikipedia articles. even articles that use only english words may use punctuation such as an em dash (—), and symbols such as a section sign (§) or registered mark (®). articles about or that mention european persons or places may use many extended latin characters, and articles about other persons and places may require characters from entirely different alphabets. this article describes several methods for entering such characters.

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Many special characters (those not on the standard computer keyboard) are useful—and sometimes necessary—in Wikipedia articles. Even articles that use only English words may use punctuation such as an em dash (—), and symbols such as a section sign (§) or registered mark (®). Articles about or that mention European persons or places may use many extended Latin characters, and articles about other persons and places may require characters from entirely different alphabets. This article describes several methods for entering such characters.