A lot of "World of Warcraft" players like to use special letters and symbols in the names of their characters. There are many reasons for this. For some it is a way to effectively use the same name when the one they want has already been taken. Other players want something that looks unique and original. Familiarise yourself with Blizzard's naming policy before using such a name. Players should also be aware that names with special characters in them can be irritating to other players when they try to type your name.
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Start your game and log into your account. At the character-selection screen click "Create New Character." Choose your class and race and configure your character's appearance if you wish.
Choose a name for your new character. You cannot use all symbols in character names; only the ones from 128 to 165 in the Extended ASCII chart. Refer to the chart and locate the ALT code for the symbol(s) you want to type.
Go back to the game and write in the name for your character. When you need to type the special letter, press and hold the ALT key followed by the ALT code. You need to use the number pad on your keyboard to do this and not the numbers above the letters.
Tips and warnings
- You may have noticed characters in the forums with names in the Cyrillic (Russian) alphabet. This is only possible on Russian servers. Such letters are not available on other realms.
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