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How to input special characters w/o numpad?

On keyboards without the 10-key numeric pad, is it possible to type alt-key codes? I know some laptops have a 10-key overlay that, but besides those, how can it be done?

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marked as duplicate by Dennis, Sathya Aug 20 '12 at 11:36

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You cant use codes like Alt+123 but you can use other input methods.

As I wrote in a recent answer, some applications allow you to type the hex value of a character and into a document and to then convert that sequence into a single Unicode characters by pressing Alt+X afterwards.

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