If you’re working in Illustrator and need to type special characters, there are a few things you can do.
First, you can use the Character panel. This panel can be found in the Window > Character panel menu.
Here, you can access a list of all the special characters available in Illustrator.
To type a special character, simply select it from the list and then use the keyboard shortcut (Mac: Command + U; Windows: Ctrl + U) to enter it.
If you need to type a character multiple times, you can use the shortcut (Mac: Command + J; Windows: Ctrl + J) to cycle through the available special characters.
Finally, you can also use the shortcut (Mac: Command + K; Windows: Ctrl + K) to insert a character at the current cursor position.