Special characters. Would you like to use a unique character in your work? Something like a smiley face or an arrow. You need the character map. You can get it by clicking on Start, All Programs, Accessories, System tools, Character map. In windows 7, System Tools is a separate item in the Menu list. There you will find all the typefaces that are installed in your computer. Select one and you will see all the characters in it. Select one of those and copy it to your clipboard. Then you can paste it into whatever you are working on.