You can use Excel to make charts using symbols and display unconventional characters. Here’s a list of symbols that can be used for making charts in excel. You can generate these symbols in Excel by formatting normal alpha-numeric characters with in-built or custom fonts (Windings, MS Outlook etc.)
Few quick tips:
To make a bar graph
Use the REPT(char) function in Excel to repeat a character. Choose from the list of symbols provided above to format the chart properly.
To show customized message
Simply format the cell with the desired font. Here’s an example.