Special Characters

 

Overview

On the web, certain characters that can normally be typed or inserted into documents like Word docs cannot be used on web pages. HTML, the standard that web pages are written in, does support the use of some special characters, however, these characters require unique codes that a browser can interpret when loading a page. The Campusuite page editor allows you to insert some of the more common special characters into your pages. These characters can be used anywhere that you can place text on a page, and the styling rules apply to them just as they would to normal text. (So these characters can be used with styles or placed into elements like headings with no display issues.)

 

Inserting a Special Character

If there happens to be a special character missing that you know is supported by HTML, you can always view the HTML source, and insert the HTML character markup into the source manually. This is recommended only for advanced users that have had experience with HTML, though.

  1. Place your cursor in the page where you want the special character inserted.
  2. Click the Insert Special Character button on the Editor Toolbar. The Special Character dialog will be shown. View a description of this interface for reference. This dialog will contain a table of the special characters that are currently supported within the editor. As you hover over the characters, a larger version of the character will display in the top-right corner of the dialog.
  3. When you have found the character you need in the table, click it.
  4. The character will then be inserted into the page at the selected location.

 

Removing a Special Character

Special characters, although requiring HTML character codes to be inserted on the backend of the page (in the HTML code), can be deleted just as if they were text in Campusuite's editor.

  1. Place your cursor before/after the special character.
  2. Press your Delete/Backspace key (depending on the location of the cursor) to remove it.