How to type Unicode characters in Windows?
Entering Unicode characters in Windows is easy if you know the exact, hexadecimal Unicode codepoint number (e.g. U+1F600):
- Press and hold Alt,
- type + (on the numeric keypad),
- now type in the hexadecimal codepoint sequence: 1, F, 6, 0, 0,
- and finally release Alt.
You may need to set a registry key to enable this feature: in HKEY_Current_User/Control Panel/Input Method, set EnableHexNumpad to "1". If the registry key does not exist yet, create it with type REG_SZ. Wikipedia has some details on this topic.