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I get exactly � at almost every alt code I type. "é" and most other latin alphabet characters seem fine, but the majority of punctuation, symbols, and some letters don't show up.

I'm on Windows 10. In my world & region language settings, it's set to "English (United States)" and checked "Beta: Use Unicode UTF-8 for worldwide language support". I'm not sure if they might conflict with the alt codes?

The following do not work, but is what I tried.

For Σ, I'm using Alt+228  
For ∞, I'm using Alt+236  
For é, I'm using Alt+0233  

It doesn't matter where I type these, Notepad++, Microsoft Word (Times New Roman), Firefox, Chrome, etc., I still get the same result.

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    @JosefZ All, Google Chrome, Microsoft Word, Notepad. If I paste them directly, it works out fine. I'll edit the post to include what alt codes I'm using – CreativiTimothy Dec 21 '18 at 20:12
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    LaTeX was designed to overcome this. You could try that for symbols. Each application accepts utf-32 differently,it could be. – Nick Dec 21 '18 at 20:18
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    Recently I have written a small Powershell script (Alt KeyCode Finder) myCharMap.ps1 to see what characters you can enter using simple alt codes in Windows. However, IMHO the best page on this topic is How to enter Unicode characters in Microsoft Windows. – JosefZ Dec 21 '18 at 23:34
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    @VSRawat Updated question. It doesn't matter where I type these, Notepad++, Microsoft Word, Firefox, Chrome, etc., I still get the same result. For Microsoft Word, I'm using Time News Roman. What do you mean encoding? – CreativiTimothy Feb 7 '19 at 6:54
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    @VSRawat Hi I've download and installed the Arial Unicode MS and put it in Microsoft Word but I still get the same result. It seems the beta thing is simply not letting me to type certain alt codes so it gets turned into this Unicode character �, so all fonts show � – CreativiTimothy Feb 8 '19 at 23:19

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