DOWNLOAD: Best tool to repair Windows problems & optimize system performance | Best driver update software for your PC
 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 17

Thread: Charmap & Eudcedit: Least Known Yet Useful Windows Applications

  1. #1
    iMav's Avatar
    iMav is offline Gold Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    921

    Default Charmap & Eudcedit: Least Known Yet Useful Windows Applications

    For all those Wall·E lovers, who wonder as to how to get the ‘center dot’ · and many other special characters like Copyright © or Registered ® or ™ Trademark, Windows has had this little application tucked away in it’s folder hierarchy that allows you do so, pretty neatly and efficiently. In Windows 7 it has been brought out from the closet. Screen-shot:



    Charmap.exe : Character Map



    To use this nifty application all you have to do is navigate to:

    All Programs –> Accessories –> System Tools –> Character Map

    That’s not all. Let’s say you’re making a document and want to insert your own character? Windows has had this facility too, but it has not been used and talked about a lot simply because of it’s lack of use.

    Presenting Private Character Editor or Eudcedit:



    Buried in the System32 folder this little application allows you to make your own ‘characters’ that you can access from the Character Map and insert into documents. Creating a character is pretty simple, you can import an image directly into the editor by using a copy-paste trick. To create your own character:
    1. Start –> Run –> C:\WINDOWS\system32\eudcedit.exe
    2. Choose any box
    3. Draw or paste your own character
    4. Edit –> Save Character
    5. File –> Font Links –> Link With All Fonts


    Now, to access your character:
    1. Start Character Map
    2. From the fonts drop-down, choose All Fonts (Private Characters)


    NOTE: Here is the drawback however, the character will only be visible on your machine and will only be rendered by Internet Explorer. The best way to use this would be to copy it in your Word/PPT document and then save that document as XPS or PDF.

    ~Enjoy

    Also see tip to create special ALT characters.

  2. #2
    Hari Maurya's Avatar
    Hari Maurya is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    India
    Posts
    264

    Default

    interesting & awesome work....thanks Manan !

  3. #3
    tweakwindows's Avatar
    tweakwindows is offline Microsoft MVP
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    intowindows.com
    Posts
    1,285

    Default

    Yes, Charmap.exe & eudcedit.exe are the least known following sigverif.exe, drwtsn32.exe and mplay32.exe ..

  4. #4
    rkonit's Avatar
    rkonit is offline Gold Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Pilani, India
    Posts
    1,363

    Default

    iMav ! thanks alot for posting such informative thread.
    Keep sharing.

  5. #5
    HappyAndyK's Avatar
    HappyAndyK is offline Site Administrator
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    7,572

    Default

    Great work there iMav/tweakwindows !

    iMav/tweakwindows : How about adding a bit about sigverif.exe, drwtsn32.exe and mplay32.exe too ? Would make this thread complete !

  6. #6
    tweakwindows's Avatar
    tweakwindows is offline Microsoft MVP
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    intowindows.com
    Posts
    1,285

    Default

    ^ Yes boss
    Mplay32.exe -A basic version of Windows Media player. (I am not sure it's availability in Vista as I am on XP now!)

    drwtsn32.exe -A good troubleshooting tool

    Sigverif.exe -Signature verification tool.To maintain the integrity of your system, critical files have been digitally signed so that any changes to these files can be quickly detected.

  7. #7
    v3loc1ty's Avatar
    v3loc1ty is offline Gold Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    California
    Posts
    858

    Default

    Wow i never knew windows had this until i read this thread. thx

  8. #8
    HappyAndyK's Avatar
    HappyAndyK is offline Site Administrator
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    7,572

  9. #9
    owenw is offline Beginner
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    34

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by tweakwindows View Post
    ^ Yes boss
    Mplay32.exe -A basic version of Windows Media player. (I am not sure it's availability in Vista as I am on XP now!)

    drwtsn32.exe -A good troubleshooting tool

    Sigverif.exe -Signature verification tool.To maintain the integrity of your system, critical files have been digitally signed so that any changes to these files can be quickly detected.
    Wow! I really thought this was a well known thing (Charmap, that is)

    As for the basic version of Windows Media Player - it has been removed and is now integrated into the Full copy of Windows Media Player 11

  10. #10
    Roddaz's Avatar
    Roddaz is offline Beginner
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    United Kingdom, Derbyshire
    Posts
    47

    Default

    That editor is clever, I never knew anything like that ever existed.
    Will come in useful when I cant find what symbol I want.

    Also a shame Microsoft dont put a link to it in the start menu.
    Thank You.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22