Hidden XP – The Private Character Editor
Propellerhead has uncovered another one of those hidden programs inside Windows XP, this one goes under the rather grand name of the Private Character Editor. In fact it’s a very useful graphics tool for designing your own fonts special characters and, logos and icons.
To start the program go to Run on the Start menu and type ‘eudcedit’ (without the quotes) and click OK. Once it opens start by selecting a hexadecimal code for your first character from the grid, click OK and you are ready to begin designing, using the set of drawing tools on the left.
When you have finished you can save your character, either in a particular font, or all fonts, and from there you can insert it into documents and emails. More great Windows tips, tweaks, hints and freeware can be found at PCTopTips