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The solution is to input Unicode characters (see here:, 1f36c for example) with the keyboard of a Dell Latitude e6420 which, a quick Google image search tells us looks like:

enter image description here. Notice in the picture how the orange keys Fn allows access to a "numeric keypad" type function.

Question then is: how can one input the Unicode character 1F36C using the keyboard only?

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Possible duplicate:… – Brad Patton Mar 13 '13 at 19:08
possible duplicate of How do you type Unicode characters using hexadecimal codes? – BloodPhilia Mar 13 '13 at 19:35
shouldn't be duplicates when Re is made to specific models of laptop since key combinations will differ between models. – jhstuckey Mar 13 '13 at 20:17
up vote 2 down vote accepted

Assuming you are using Windows (XP or later), hold down the Alt key then type +1F36C. To enter the + sign on this keyboard, you will hold down the Fn key and the ? / key simultaneously (while still holding the Alt key).

If this does not work, sometimes a registry key must be changed (regedit). Under HKEY_Current_User/Control Panel/Input Method, set EnableHexNumpad to "1". If you have to add it, set the type to be REG_SZ. It should then work (after a reboot).

If none of this works, you can use the standard decimal value Alt code, which is to hold down Alt while typing 127836 (the decimal value of 0x1F36C).

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Doing as you've said, holding down the Fn AND alt AND pressing the ?/+ key ... windows makes a ding sound. Tests results same before/after regedit. – jhstuckey Mar 13 '13 at 19:33
@jhstuckey Try my last resort, just added it to response. – Dan Mar 13 '13 at 19:55
@jhstuckey also note that you must reboot for any registry changes to take effect, so that may be why it didn't work.... – Dan Mar 13 '13 at 19:56
Correction, it gives a windows ding when I try to type in this comment box, but in other areas it gives me a rectangle (w/ the test unicode value). – jhstuckey Mar 13 '13 at 20:09
º was produced for 127911, and \ --- disregard my comment about entering a +, that was an id10t error. – jhstuckey Mar 13 '13 at 20:14

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