Need to type a special character (such as a symbol or something from a non-Latin alphabet) in a Google Drive document? Turns out there are several ways to do that.
Google Operating System notes that a recent update to the special characters dialog means you now have multiple options. After selecting Insert then Special characters (or typing Alt-Shift-I then C) you have these options:
- Scroll through a list of characters sorted into groups and click the one you want. (This is also the approach used by Microsoft Word.)
- Search for a symbol by entering either its name or its Unicode number.
- Draw a picture of the character you want and see if Google can identify it.
The search option felt slow when I used it, but having a range of methods is helpful.
Special Characters Search Engine in Google Drive [Google Operating System]