When writing original messages or even choosing your own nickname, you may be missing some characters. These are considered ‘special’ characters and are not natively built into iOS. That is why there are methods to use them on any iPhone in a simple way. In this article we will tell you all the details about it.
What are called special characters
Beyond the alphabet that we are used to using to write messages on the main social networks or even to put your nickname, there are other characters that are called ‘special’ or rare. We are talking, for example, of the famous apple character and even a spade as if it were a deck of cards. All these cannot be integrated in a traditional way with the keyboard itself having to resort to other resources that can be found.
Natively on an iPhone, the keyboard that is integrated can be found in the traditional alphabet as well as the different symbols of punctuation and everyday expression. But as we have commented previously, they do not go much further since otherwise the calendar could be eternal and not everyone uses this type of special characters. In this way, you have to resort to other systems that, although they are not as comfortable, are practical.
The use of third party websites
One of the options that arises to be able to make use of these special characters is to access different web pages. In these you will be able to find some basic characters that can be used easily on a daily basis. For example, you can find such interesting symbols as Greek letters that are useful for different important documents and even for the university. In addition, other less common symbols such as a cross or a diamond can also be used.
To do this, you simply have to select the symbol you want to use with your iPhone and copy it. Once this is done you can transfer it to any document or simply to a conversation on social networks or instant messaging with the paste function. In this way, although this character is not found within the keyboards, it will appear represented without any problem. The best recommended page is Wikipedia, which has a section dedicated to the most common special characters that can be used on a day-to-day basis. Here you will find different tables with all these characters divided so that you can end up using them.
Use Unichar on iPhone and iPad
Another resource that can be used is that of applications that group all these characters. One of the most interesting that can be used is UniChar which acts as a database of all the characters that can be found within Unicode. It includes a search engine so you can easily track that character you need to have and you just have to touch it. By doing so, it will be automatically copied to the clipboard in order to be able to put it anywhere you want.
Added to this is the possibility of using the widget that aims to provide quick access to all characters. Also, if you are a regular user of iMessage, you will also find a specific application to facilitate the task. In the end, it wants to be quite similar to having a keyboard with all the characters but without reaching that, as it remains in a simple database.