Does anyone know how to get a complete listing of character map equivalents? For example, look in Windows character map under Arial for ¼ . It says you can type ALT+0188 . But some things do not have an Alt equivalent listed. For example ⅔ only gives its unicode of U+ 1254 and no "Alt number". Obviously you can just copy and paste, but is there a way to find an Alt equivalent for that and other characters so one doesn't need to copy and paste each time? Or any other workaround suggestions? Thanks!
Method 1: Universal
This method works regardless of any of your language settings, but is the most cumbersome to type.
Alas, this appears to require a registry setting. It was already set on my computer, but some readers report that this method didn't work for them, and this is probably why. If you don't know what the registry is, please don't try this. Under
Method 2: Input-language Specific
This method depends on the specific input language you are using.
You can see which input language you are using (and which are installed) by:
The entries in the Unicode character information section are using the Windows Latin 1 input language.
Method 3: Code-page Specific
This method depends on the specific code page you have installed.
You can see which code page you have by typing
The entries in the Unicode character information section are using code page 437.
Method 4: Application-specific
Applications can support their own methods. These are not standardized.
Several Microsoft applications, including WordPad and Microsoft Word:
Method 5: Unicode IME
Microsoft has a Unicode Input Method Editor that works the same way my UnicodeInput pop-up does, but with L-Alt+Shift as the trigger key.
Michael Kaplan, a Microsoft i18n guru, has the details on how the Unicode IME works. Some notes to fill in some details that he assumes:
Fonts - you must have a font that contains the character. It seems obvious, but Windows can't display characters it doesn't know about. Often, you will need to select the font yourself, since only a few applications are smart enough to switch fonts automatically.
The ALT shortcuts are linked to the Windows-1252 codepage. You can find the full listing on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows-1252
You should be able to use Unicode by converting the hex number to decimal and typing it like a normal alt shortcut: U+1254 becomes ALT+4692. I only got a 'T' though, so I don't know if it works.