RE: Code points on Windows

From: Murray Sargent (
Date: Wed Jan 14 2004 - 18:01:11 EST

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    Raymond Mercier wrote: "In 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."

    WordPad on Windows 2000 and XP support Alt+x. Win95 and Win98 WordPads
    don't, since they used earlier RichEdit's than version 3.0. Version 3.0
    doesn't have the toggle: Alt+x converts a hex code string to the Unicode
    character; Alt+X does the reverse. Word 2002 added the Alt+x facility
    with the nice wrinkle of making it a toggle. Accordingly RichEdit 4.0
    (used in Office 2002) and RichEdit 4.1 (used in Windows XP SP1 WordPad
    and later) also have the toggle, as does RichEdit 5.0 shipped with
    Office 2003.

    Hope this helps.

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