How To Enter Unicode in Win10?

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  1.    #1

    How To Enter Unicode in Win10?


    I want to use unicode characters and can only find one way to do it: copy and paste from a char display.

    Better if I can input a number the same way we input ascii codes using Alt first.

    I got this from a good site about the codes but it doesn't explain how to input them. Only copy and paste.

    So here's like an example of a code I'd like to input and the symbol it codes for:

    There's the Symbol and then the Hex code and then the decimal code.

    Hmmm...... that didn't quite work... it took the decimal code and changed it to the symbol....

    Perhaps I should wrap it all in code tags...

    Code:
    Flat Sign U + 266D;
    edit: ho ho... it did the same thing even inside code tags. Well the decimal code was ampersand, hash, 9837.
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  2. Lance1's Avatar
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    I know nothing about unicode so I hope this helps. It's an older post from 2016. Just my two cents worth. How to type unicode characters in Windows 10?
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  3.    #3

    Thanks for trying, Lance, but I'd seen that and failed to get a win from it... still looking.....

    Edit:

    I now find if I press ALT and then on the numpad '+' I will get a popup window that allows me to input the Hex code for the symbol I want.

    That might be a MS thing with Win10 or it might be a thing I downloaded and tried to install but got no indication it had installed.... and I thought it hadn't....
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  4. bro67's Avatar
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    abrogard said: View Post
    Thanks for trying, Lance, but I'd seen that and failed to get a win from it... still looking.....

    Edit:

    I now find if I press ALT and then on the numpad '+' I will get a popup window that allows me to input the Hex code for the symbol I want.

    That might be a MS thing with Win10 or it might be a thing I downloaded and tried to install but got no indication it had installed.... and I thought it hadn't....
    Unicode has always been an issue with every OS, not just Microsoft.

    Unicode resources
    How to quickly insert symbols on Windows 10 • Pureinfotech
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  5.    #5

    Yep, thanks for that.

    I'll rush out and get that 1472 page tome that is the 'indispensible reference'.

    Perhaps not today, though.

    :)
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  6.    #6

    Unicode is not the problem. You just need the proper keyboard.

    If you want to type accented French characters, get a French keyboard.
    If you want to type accepted German characters, get a German keyboard.

    If you want to type all of the million Unicode-defined characters ... well, there's no keyboard for that.
    You don't really expect a keyboard with every emoji, right?
    :) or
    So try "charmap".

    How do you spell Ĉ ?
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  7. Compumind's Avatar
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    margrave55 said: View Post
    Unicode is not the problem. You just need the proper keyboard.
    @abrogard -

    Yes, but that is not practical at times.

    Some keyboards allow you to program and store custom keystrokes. Those are the ones that you would add your most frequently used characters.
    The rest has not be done via keyboard combinations and software, i.e. Character Map, UnicodeInput, etc.

    Here is the link for UnicodeInput -

    UnicodeInput - a utility to enter Unicode characters on Microsoft Windows

    Another way is by voice recognition, even though I have not tested this.

    Hope this helps!



    P.S. If you ever looked at a Japanese or Chinese keyboard, don't faint!
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  8. Posts : 92
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       #8

    The fact that you can easily enter emojis but not the symbol for pi tells you all you need to know about Microsoft.

    The character map is a pain. I have a txt file with math symbols - pi, roots, fractions, degree symbol etc, and I paste from there.
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  9. jimbo45's Avatar
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    Hi there

    @abrogard

    can't you just enter as normal text into say using notepad and then in the save as choose the format -- any of the appropriate UTF choices.

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  10.    #10

    The point is that you cannot easily type characters that are not on your keyboard.
    jimbo45 said: View Post
    Can't you just enter as normal text into say using notepad and then in the save as choose the format -- any of the appropriate UTF choices.
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