How to Put Symbols Over Letters in WoW


If you're not one for boring and unoriginal-looking names in "World of Warcraft," you can choose to create a new name with special characters. Special characters are also called extended ASCII, and you can input them by entering certain numbers from your number pad. Special characters work with any "World of Warcraft" game, as of the "Cataclysm" expansion. As long as your created name does not violate the name-creation terms set by Blizzard, such as creating one laced with profanity, you'll have no problem keeping the name.

  • Double click the "World of Warcraft" launcher or find it in "Programs" from the "Start" menu. Click "Play."

  • Log in into your "World of Warcraft" account on the main screen. The character-select screen will appear after you log in.

  • Click "Create new character." Look at the numbers 128 to 165 under "Dec" on the second extended ASCII table online (see Resources). Click the text box under "Name" on the "World of Warcraft" character-select screen. Hold "Alt" on your keyboard and enter a number under "Dec" on the second extended ASCII table. For example, if you wanted to enter an "a" with an umlaut above it, you would hold "Alt" and type "132" on your number pad. If you want an "N" with a tilde over it, you would press "Alt" plus "165."

Tips & Warnings

  • You cannot use any characters other than those listed from numbers 128 to 165.

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