Re: Code points on Windows

From: Raymond Mercier (
Date: Wed Jan 14 2004 - 17:37:04 EST

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    Code points on WindowsIn MS Word if you type the Unicode code point, followed by Alt-X, you get the character (if you have the font). This works in reverse.

    Sometimes in a RichEdit control window it will work in the first direction, but not in reverse.

    It does not work in Wordpad, in spite of its use of RichEdit. I don't know why not.

    Raymond Mercier
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      Subject: Code points on Windows

              On Windows, it is well known that you can generate a character from its code point by holding down the alt key and typing the code point in decimal, with a leading 0, on the numeric keypad. I recall that there is also a method to do this in reverse - given a character on, say, Wordpad, one can get the Unicode codepoint for that character (copied to the clipboard, I believe). However, I have forgotten how to do this. Can anyone help me out here?



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