Adding Special Characters

What are Special Characters?

"Special Characters" is a common term in the United States for any character outside the 26 letters used in US English such as à, é, î, œ, ü, ñ, sometimes ÿ.

Is there a Special Characters button in Canvas?

It is possible to enter “Special Characters” in Canvas, but there not a “Special Character” button.

How do I add Special Characters in Canvas?

Special Characters can be added to Canvas using the RCE (Rich Content Editor)

Special characters can be added directly in the Canvas RCE via different methods, including:

● Using keyboard shortcuts (based on your individual keyboard settings)

● Copying individual special characters from a non-Canvas platform & pasting into the Canvas RCE

An example of an external tool is this one from🔗

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