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How can I get "WHITE SMILING FACE (U+263A)" with the keyboard?

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Duplicate of, among others, "How do you type Unicode characters using hexadecimal codes?" at superuser.com/questions/13086/… –  Arjan Oct 22 '09 at 21:07
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Not necessarily a duplicate. Since the "white smiling face" is also an ASCII character, which is simpler to type than unicode ones. –  Jader Dias Oct 22 '09 at 21:42
    
in your face ☺☺☺☺☺☺ –  Luiscencio Oct 22 '09 at 23:42
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Code page 437 is hardly ASCII. Less so than, say, ISO 8859-1. –  wfaulk Oct 23 '09 at 2:44
    
@Arjan van Bentem agree, it's a duplicate. –  alex Oct 23 '09 at 9:15

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In Windows you can:

Left Alt + 1 : ☺

But the number must be from the Numeric Keypad

You can also:

Left Alt + 2 : ☻
Left Alt + 3 : ♥
Left Alt + 4 : ♦
Left Alt + 5 : ♣
Left Alt + 6 : ♠
Left Alt + 7 : •
Left Alt + 8 : ◘
Left Alt + 9 : ○
Left Alt + 10 : ◙
Left Alt + 11 : ♂
Left Alt + 12 : ♀
Left Alt + 13 : ♪
Left Alt + 14 : ♫
Left Alt + 15 : ☼
Left Alt + 16 : ►

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is "widows" a typo or a philosophical statement? –  BillN Oct 22 '09 at 21:51
    
@BillN typo, corrected now –  Jader Dias Oct 22 '09 at 22:22

In Ubuntu (and variants thereof, like LinuxMint) you can enter Unicode values by pressing Ctrl+Shift+u followed by the Unicode value and Enter, for example:

Ctrl+Shift+u 263a yields:

Text: ☺
Screenshot: alt text

You might be able to couple this with AutoHotkey for easier input, or possible input in Windows.

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Seems to me this answer fits very well at "How do you type Unicode characters using hexadecimal codes?" (superuser.com/questions/13086/…) –  Arjan Oct 22 '09 at 21:32
    
Thank you, Arjan. I've migrated this answer over there. I wouldn't object to marking this "duplicate" if enough believe it is such. –  JMD Oct 22 '09 at 21:48
    
...although, my guess would be that the question's author here didn't know how to phrase the question such that the other would show up in the "Similar questions" list in the first place. –  JMD Oct 22 '09 at 21:49
    
Thanks. (And closed questions don't disappear, it's just to keep the answers in one place.) –  Arjan Oct 23 '09 at 8:13

its really fun to make the white smiley and it's really easy once you know how to make a white smiley. All you have to do is click the left alt and click the number 1 one the number pad thing.☺ and there you go, you get a white smiley.

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