How to quick insert Unicode characters in Notepad++
For example, I need to insert the U+2261 (Identical to) character. Do I have to use the Charaters Map program and then past it in the window?
Do I have to use the Charaters Map program and then past it in the window?
There are other ways. If you have a small handful, you can build macros and assign keyboard shortcuts. Or you could use something like a pythonscript-based procedure that when it sees a certain set of characters (like \U+2261), it could back up and replace it with the unicode character. (There may even be a plugin that does that; I don’t know.)
If you know the unicode number, like U+2261, you can use the Windows Alt-±hex notation. For example, hold down
Alt, then use the numeric-keypad
+key, then type the hex digits (where 0-9 should be on the keypad; a-f must be normal keyboard), then release the Alt key. Thus,
Alt-+2261puts the identical-to character.