Character Map plugin

This plugin adds a dialog to the editor with a map of special unicode characters, which cannot be added directly from the keyboard. The dialog can be invoked via a toolbar button - charmap - or a dedicated menu item added as Insert > Special character.

Basic setup

tinymce.init({
  selector: 'textarea',  // change this value according to your HTML
  plugins: 'charmap',
  toolbar: 'charmap',
});

Options

The default map of unicode characters can be overridden or extended through the options below.

Internally, character map is defined by the array of arrays, where each sub-array represents a single character. The first item in the sub-array is character code. The second is a title that shows up when mouse hovers over the specified character in the map. Character code can be either decimal, octal or hexadecimal (in the case of octal or hexadecimal format, code should be appropriately prefixed with 0 and 0x). Options are expected to be provided in the same format.

[
  [160, 'no-break space'],
  [173, 'soft hyphen'],
  [34, 'quotation mark'],
  ...
  [8205, 'zero width joiner'],
  [8206, 'left-to-right mark'],
  [8207, 'right-to-left mark']
];

charmap

With this option it is possible to fully override the default character map. This can be an array or a function that returns an array in the above mentioned format.

Type: Array, Function

Example: Using charmap

tinymce.init({
  selector: 'textarea',  // change this value according to your HTML
  plugins: 'charmap',
  toolbar: 'charmap',
  charmap: [
    [0x2615, 'morning coffee']
  ]
});

charmap_append

This option provides a way to append some additional characters to the default character map. This can be array or a function that returns an array in the above mentioned format.

Type: Array, Function

Example: Using charmap_append

tinymce.init({
  selector: 'textarea',  // change this value according to your HTML
  plugins: 'charmap',
  toolbar: 'charmap',
  charmap_append: [
    [0x2600, 'sun'],
    [0x2601, 'cloud']
  ]
});

Toolbar buttons

The Character Map plugin provides the following toolbar buttons:

Toolbar button identifier Description

charmap

Inserts custom characters into the editor.

These toolbar buttons can be added to the editor using:

The Character Map plugin provides the following menu items:

Menu item identifier Default Menu Location Description

charmap

Insert

Opens the charmap dialog.

These menu items can be added to the editor using:

Commands

The Character Map plugin provides the following TinyMCE command.

Command Description

mceShowCharmap

Opens the character map dialog.

Example
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceShowCharmap');