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    Can I use special characters within text in Drop Down options text?

    Asked by aprpac on May 20, 2015 at 05:04 AM


    Is it possible to use a special character (specifically a heart shape) within some text within the options text in a Drop Down field?



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    Answered by Boris on May 20, 2015 at 06:37 AM

    Yes, it is possible to add special Unicode characters into your drop-down fields.

    Please refer to the images below:

    It would display like this:

    Please note that displaying of Unicode characters will depend on the user having those fonts installed in their system. You should be aware that for some users, especially on older Operating Systems such as Windows XP or earlier, some of the Unicode characters may display as ugly boxes:

    The ordinary heart symbol ♥ is very well supported, even on very old systems, so it should be safe to use it. Only the more elaborate heart symbols may be displayed as boxes to some of your users:

    ❥ ❦ ❧ ❣

    Please let us know if you need further help with this, we will be happy to assist you.