How to Make Your Own Keyboard Character


Some characters are born. Others are made. Still others are made by you using Private Character Editor in Windows 7. The Private Character Editor allows you to create your own signature character, which you can use as a signature or for adding a little flare to your Word documents. Private Character Editor allows you to create up 64,000 of your own characters, so if you've been putting of creating your own version of Klingon or Elfen, now is your chance to get started.

Things You'll Need

  • Windows 7
  • Go to Start and type "Run" and push "Enter." Then type "eudcedit" and push "Enter." Type in your administrator password if promoted and push "Enter."

  • Choose a blank square in the "Select Code" window and click "Ok."

  • Design your character in the "Edit" window by filling in pixels using either the pen, brush, line or square tools located on the left side of the window.

  • Save your new character by pushing "Ctrl" and "S."

  • Type "character map" into the Start menu and click "Enter."

  • Select "All fonts" (Private characters) in the Fonts pull-down menu. Select your newly created character and copy it using "Ctrl" and "C."

  • Paste your new character anywhere where you can enter text.

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