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Unicode input on Windows 8.1

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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Unicode input on Windows 8.1

    Hi, is the second method described here : Three ways to enter Unicode characters in Windows | The Endeavour (this is what is described in wikipedia too) still supposed to work for Windows 8 ? I created the new EnableHexNumpad registry key, and gave it the value 1, then rebooted. But I tried with several programs and it does not seem to work. Do you have to give a specific name to the value ? Since no name was specified in the method above, I left the "(default)" one. The type is REG_SZ. I miss the simple way that the linux systems have to enter a unicode character, press ctrl+shift+u and then type the hexadecimal value.

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  2. #2

    The article mentioned did not provide the correct registry key.

    The correct key is :
    "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Input Method".

    Create a value of type REG_SZ with the name "EnableHexNumpad". Set the value to 1.

    You need to log off or reboot for this to take effect.

    See this for more information:
    Unicode input - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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  3. #3

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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    It works, thank you very much !
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  4. #4

    Welcome to Windows EightForums, Onox

    Just to let you know that Character Map is within 8/8.1. Start Screen > Type character map.
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Unicode input on Windows 8.1
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