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I'm trying to insert a Unicode character in AutoHotKey using the keyboard shortcut like
'Alt-down' + a 9 'Alt-up'
i.e. pressing the keys + a 9 while holding down the Alt key.

I'm probably missing something (fairly) obvious but I can't find the syntax to to this.

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Map which keys to send what unicode character? Explanation is a little confusing. - ie: I want to map Ctrl C to send Alt,+,a, and 9 together. I tried Alt + a 9 and it sends a regular o, is that correct? – John T Oct 2 '09 at 2:45
I was wanting to output various unicode characters using the codes given in charmap (e.g. U+00a9 for ©) which you can do using Alt_down numpad+ a 9 Alt_up (this needs a registry hack to work BTW). I guess the unicode stuff wasn't really central to the question, just the syntax for Alt_down, Alt_up. Sorry not clear. – pelms Oct 2 '09 at 3:00
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I don't know what key you're trying to map, the explanation is a little confusing, but this is the right side portion of the mapping:

Send {Alt Down}{+}{a}{9}{Alt Up}

although if you only want the Unicode character and now it's number (between 256 and 65535) you can use:

{ASC num_here}
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That works great thanks. Was just this syntax I was after. – pelms Oct 2 '09 at 3:01

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