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Unicode Lookup Tool: How to easily send “special” characters

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If you are waning to send a Unicode Character with a Hotkey, you can use this script to easily create your AutoHotkey syntax

Make your messages stand out – Use Hotkeys for emojis and special characters!
 Make your messages stand out - Use Hotkeys for emojis and special characters!


Create a shortcut to quickly add emojis to your text using a hotkey and code download.

  • 00:00 Quickly add emojis to your text with a hotkey.
    • Learn how to easily send unicode characters in any editor with Autohotkey.
  • 00:27 Assign a hotkey to a character other than the Windows key.
    • Assign a hotkey to a character, but remember you cannot use the Windows key.
  • 01:38 Copy a unicode character to the clipboard with Ctrl+A and paste it into an AutoHotkey script.
    • Press Ctrl+A to copy a unicode character to the clipboard and paste it into an AutoHotkey script.
  • 03:02 Copy code, assign hotkey, paste into editor for shortcut.
    • Copy the code, assign a hotkey, and paste it into your editor to use it as a shortcut.
  • 04:09 Quickly set up scripts with a hotkey!
    • You can quickly copy and paste code to set up scripts with a hotkey.
  • 04:50 Download the automator/unicode lookup script and use auto hotkey for an easier way to copy codes to your clipboard.
    • Download the automator/unicode lookup script to quickly copy codes to your clipboard and use auto hotkey for a simpler way to do this.
  • 05:34 Saving a script as an ansi file will send the correct unicode character.
    • Saving a script as an ansi file and running it will send the correct unicode character.
  • 06:29 Share your first character in the comments to save time!
    • Share your first character in the comments to save time and help us out!

Transcription for sending a unicode character

hey everyone it’s Joe and Isaias from the-Automator and in this video you’re gonna see how to easily send unicode characters in any editor you’re in and if you stick around to the end one will give you a download which will actually give you code it’ll bring up a gui and show you how to set aHotkey and give you the code to put in your script but we’re also going to show you a cool built-in windows tool in windows 10 plus thatmaybe circumvents this a little but you know honestly i think it’s
better to have a Hotkeys regularly it’s better to have a Hotkey built for this so is that so much greatwe by the way i found the beginnings of this tool online and was it is a hound is that good yes that is great the the guy who created the script well the function itself it’s called this helm what we did was adding a gui component to it and also to allow you to it will copysome AutoHotkey code to your clipboard that you can easily paste into your uh
scripts later on and that’s what i’m going to show you so right now if we run the script it will just ask you to paste yAuto character or you can type it of course and then select a Hotkey but if
you want to use the windows key as a Hotkey and let’s just go ahead and do
this let me just run it in my tool like this and now instead of having to type alt 164 which is what i usually do i just do control a and it would send the tilde key and the funny thing is that it’s going to work in all editors alike so it is a very easy way not only to get the unicode character that you’re looking for right because it’s going to give you this unicode u plus f1 which is the unicode character for it but it allows you to just paste the code straight into anAutoHotkey script right away
so go aheadshare your desktop again real quick just since yours is zoomed in so the built-in windows 10 tool it’s windows and you can hit windows period or windows semicolon which is i don’t know the the windows period yeah so that would what those semicolon yeah oh okay let me try that i have never used that oh i didn’t know that that worked i don’t know what they were thinking yeah but you can either put the beer in the semicolon you can then go looking for you know what it is you want i mean mostly emojis you know and
whatnot so it’s convenient however you could copy you know click here get the code now you have the code you can cut it go back to Auto tool and assign aHotkey so i just paste that here select let’s say control a again oh right ctrl a already has one so i hit ok it will tell me the unicode code for it and the name and now i can just go ahead and do the same as i did before just paste and actually
now if i run this whenever i paste the ctrl t it would paste it into theyour editor right so so my editor is not looking at it but it is there actually if i go to vs code and i’m sorry and i paste ctrl t here it will definitely do it but the thing is the editor must be able to display it most editors are configured that way i no but my built-in editor that we were looking at i hadn’t configured it that’s why it didn’t show up but if you grab this and paste it for example on facebook or twitter or
whatever Auto web page i assure you it’s going to work just fine so it allows you to quickly get that code to set it up on your scripts and now you don’t have to be looking for it it would Automatically just use yourHotkey for it yeah so i’ve assigned like you know that really bright red exclamation point the question mark of the 100 underlined you know a bunch of these that i use a lot to help draw attention i’ve assigned those to aHotkey instead of looking them up every time because i’m like why
am i looking the-Automator.com/unicodelookup andget the download and again it’s just gonna copy the code to your clipboard after you run it then you put it into whatever script that you’re you know you could have it on its own right but probably we just wanted to give you something a little simpler for people that are new to AutoHotkey is a simple way to do this what
to get to the more complicated part is a zeus metric earlier sometimes people do this and they save it locally what happens is that file is like an ansi file it’s not unicode and when you go to save it it doesn’t know what to make out of the thing that you saved right it confuses it and then when you try to send it that’s why it’s not the right thing right because the file this way as you can see in the text of what we did in our example there is no unicode character in what we’re putting into the script which is why no
so so yeah that is right what you’re sending is not yeah so this part here is not an unicode character per se it’s just normal text that represents a unicode character so if you have this script and you save it as an ansi file it doesn’t matter whenever you run it it will send the correctunicode character in this case it would be the taxi emoji so it circumvents that issue very easily sowhat i’d love for you to do is one if you enjoyed this video please like the video it really helps us out and
also after you map your first character you know put it into the comments to tell us right because there you go yeah i love seeing how people use the stuff and i know there’s going to be a huge time saver so thank you

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