Insert symbol

Using the Insert symbol dialog, you can insert special characters into your translation. At times, you need to use special characters that are not included in standard keyboard layouts. You can insert the whole range of Unicode characters using this dialog.

MemoQ insert symbol.zoom70 Insert symbol


When editing the translation, from the Edit menu, choose Insert Symbol, or press Ctrl+Shift+I.


The Insert symbol dialog has four areas: Display, Select characters, Unicode and History.

Display area:

· Range: Use this drop-down list to jump to a required range on the matrix.
· Group: Use this drop-down list to jump to a required group on the matrix.
· Preview font: Use this drop-down list to change the displayed font type of the matrix.

Select characters area:

Use this grid to select a symbol to insert into the translation document by clicking the Insert button.

Unicode area:

Use this area to insert a symbol by entering its decimal or hexadecimal code, and clicking the Insert button. For more detailed information on the Unicode standard, refer to the website of the Unicode Consortium, Whenever you choose a symbol, its Unicode value will appear in this area.

· Character: Use this field to copy the selected symbol to the clipboard.

History area:

From this smaller grid, you can insert a recently inserted symbol by selecting it from the list, and clicking Insert. The last inserted symbol appears on the left, and the list is shifted right as new symbols are added.


Click Insert to insert the symbol you selected. If you want memoQ to close the dialog automatically after inserting the symbol, tick the Automatically close form after insertion check box. Clicking Close will close the dialog without inserting a symbol.

Insert symbol