Unable to insert special character via the Edit menu


Steps to reproduce

  1. Open a new document
  2. Select Edit > Special Characters….
  3. Double click on a character (e.g. ⌘)

Expected behaviour

The special character is inserted.

Actual behaviour

No character is inserted.


The character can be copied & pasted into the document.

Insert special character

I think you need to focus the editor first not the tree-view or something else.


I do have the editor focused. My tree view is toggled off.


I couldn’t reproduce


When I select Edit > Special Characters… I get an in-line character map:


You’re right, from the in-line character map doesn’t work on double click.