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There are hundreds of symbols available to help you add graphical elements like arrows, shapes, and non-Latin characters in Docs, Slides, and Drawings, but sometimes they’re not so easy to find. 

That’s why there are now a couple of new ways to help you find just the right character or symbol to insert--you can now search by keyword, or even just draw what you’re looking for if you’re not sure what it’s called. 

To add symbols and characters to your documents, presentations, and drawings, click the Insert menu and select Special characters. http://goo.gl/5yxQPq
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thats cool xD
 
Great, but when will it be supported in Android versions?
Sometimes you better draw it anyway, like the German double s ligature ß: hidden behind an inadequate English description. No other way to find it.

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I must correct that, it can be found searching by a single 's' in the keyword field
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G.drive do u have the link for the software? 
 
And yet I can't apply border styles to tables and spreadsheets. I'm glad you had time to create a doodle recognising algorithm rather than adding formatting options that people actually need.
 
I'm using this feature. It's very good! Great idea!
 
Having just done mortal combat with inserting special characters into a document "not so easy to find" is an understatement. Fantastic improvement. Many thanks +Google Drive 
 
Neat! Could we please have the option to insert special characters and insert equations in Google Presentations?! Math teachers are begging for this!
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"There are hundreds of symbols available to help you add graphical elements like arrows, shapes, and non-Latin characters in Docs, Slides, and Drawings, but sometimes they’re not so easy to find. "

I was just pointing out that if +Google Drive knows the symbols are hard to find, they should make them easier to find. A tutorial should not be required for something like this, +Mark Branson. This is my opinion, of course.
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Why I can not see the "special characters" option in my Insert menu of Slides?
 
Wow  - glyphs in Google amazing!
Glyphs while using other software does not corrupt dependent on whether you have the relevant type face or font within your system (computer).
 
What is Drawing? Never found it
! An another great thing only available in USA?
 
Many of these special characters dont even show up in Windows browsers. You just get a blank box. 
 

I want to figure out why when I fill in the password, I get answer that it is incorrect!!!
 
Very cool, although I couldn't manage to find the ⌘ character by drawing.
 
Missing:
there is no accented (two acutes) ij ligature. there is no j-acute , so it can't even be properly combined with the í  .
It is an essential for writing Dutch with proper stresses, which in itself are essential for understanding the phrase.
http://www.glyphsapp.com/tutorials/localize-your-font-accented-dutch-ij

Remember, it's 'only' some potential 25 Mio who use it, sometimes on a daily basis.
 
That's really clever letting you draw things
 
Not sure how important is this feature compared to some that are still unimplemented.
 
Get back to me when it reads my thoughts and shows exactly what I imagine.
 
+Becki Ives there are so many characters,even foreign that whatever you draw should pop up; however you are right it would be totally awesome if whatever we draw could be inserted then added to the database ☻
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But I can't see this feature in Google Apps for Education's Google Docs version. Help!
 
this is an awesome feature, but Google still needs to implement a customisable shortcut method! ALT+1234 isn't a solution. I love you Google, but this serious is poor.
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