How to Input Unicode

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

Here's how to insert unicode in Microsoft Windows 10, Mac, Linux.

Suppose we want to insert this character:

Microsoft Windows 10

To insert Unicode by hexadecimal

  1. Type the hexadecimal number. For example, type 1f602
  2. Press Alt+x

This works in WordPad, Microsoft word. Does not work in Notepad.

To launch WordPad, press โ–ย Window key, then type wordpad

To Insert Unicode by Decimal

  1. Press and hold Alt
  2. Type the decimal number in the number pad. For example, type 128514.
  3. Release Alt

Note: you must have Numย Lock on.


Press โŒ˜ย command+Ctrl+Space to bring up the Characters palette

You can hold โŒฅย option key and press a letter/digit key to insert some unicode/math symbols.

You can also create your own keyboard layout to insert emoji/symbols you use often.

[see Mac: How to Change Keybinding]


How to input unicode depends on your desktop or application.

In Gnome, Press ใ€Ctrl+Shift+Uใ€‘, then type the hexadecimal digits, then press Enter.

In LibreOffice 5.1 or later, type the hexadecimal then press Alt+x


In emacs, Alt+x insert-char, then type the hexadecimal.

Emacs can also insert by decimal, by name, or setup keyboard shortcuts to insert frequently used ones.

[see Emacs: Unicode Tutorial]

Unicode Search

Type heart face, or 9829, or U+1f60d, or paste emoji ๐Ÿ˜‚.

back to Unicode Search ๐Ÿ’‹ โ™ฅ ๐Ÿ˜„

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  1. Emoji ๐Ÿ˜‚
  2. Hand ๐Ÿ‘
  3. Food ๐ŸŽ
  4. Love ๐Ÿ’‹
  5. Clothing ๐Ÿ‘ 
  6. Animal ๐Ÿฐ
  7. Insect ๐Ÿž
  8. Plant ๐ŸŒต
  9. Sport โšฝ
  10. Astrology ๐ŸŒ›
  11. Weather ๐ŸŒง
  12. Place ๐ŸŽช
  13. Signs โ›”
  14. Vehicle ๐Ÿš€
  15. Things ๐Ÿ”ช
  16. Tech ๐ŸŽง
  17. Office ๐Ÿ“Œ
  18. UI ๐Ÿ—‘
  19. Clock โฐ
  20. Music ๐ŸŽถ
  21. Flags ๐Ÿ
  22. Sex โšค
  23. Stars โ˜…
  24. Cross โœš
  25. Games โ™ž
  26. Shapes โ– 
  27. Box โ–“
  28. Dingbats โ˜ญ
  29. Keyboard โŒ˜
  30. Common ยฉ
  31. Punctuation โฃ
  32. Currency โ‚ฌ
  33. Circled โฝ
  34. Arrow โ†’
  35. Bracket ยซยป
  36. Math โˆ‘
  37. Math Font โ„ค
  38. Greek ฮฑ
  39. APL โ
  40. ASCII โ€
  41. Unit ใŽœ
  42. Braille โ ฎ
  43. Cyrillic ะ–
  44. Chinese ๆ–‡
  45. full-width ๅ…จ
  46. Japanese ใฎ
  47. Korean แ‡ก
  48. Arabic ุด
  49. Ethiopic แŒซ
  50. Devanagari เค…
  51. Bengali เฆ…
  52. Tamil เฎ…
  53. Tibetan เฟ“
  54. Hieroglyph ๐“‚€
  55. Cuneiform ๐’ท
  56. Linear B ๐‚‚
  57. Phoenician ๐คˆ
  58. Rune แš 

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