What Unicode characters can be used in Win .txt files? Solved

  1. Posts : 9
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       13 Mar 2017 #1

    What Unicode characters can be used in Win .txt files?

    I was wondering if a superscript '2' can be entered into a .txt file with Unicode encoding.

    What are the special symbols that CAN be used and what are their Alt+numeric keyboard codes? Or how can I enter them?

    Thank you very much in advance!
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  2.    13 Mar 2017 #2

    Yes you can save .txt as Unicode. For example X.txt

    I don't think you can enter them in notepad (or Notepad++) using 00B2 Alt X (which is ) although it works in Word.

    You can use the built in windows program Character Map and copy/paste from the clipboard though into Notepad. See Insert ASCII or Unicode Latin-based symbols and characters - Office Support

    When you save change the encoding to Unicode (you can make the filename Unicode also if you save to NTFS)

    Here are the unicode characters supported by the Consolas font but I think copy paste from Character Map is easier personally.
    Last edited by lx07; 13 Mar 2017 at 04:30. Reason: Alt X only works in Word not Notepad
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  3. Posts : 9
    Windows 10 Home 1607, Build 14393.693
    Thread Starter
       13 Mar 2017 #3

    Thank you for your answer. It turns out every Unicode charater can be entered into a simple .txt file with Notepad.
    Unfortunately, though, you have to use the Character Map, the codes don't work.
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