J. Unicode

October 17th, 2011 The RIGHT way to do UNICODE!!

Scott: See Highlight if you're on a new computer and you're lazy and don't want to read.

Web site for locating codes for unique symbology:
These directions are method for inserting funky symbols into your documents. HERE is a key mapping site. Use the decimal column, the other is hexadecimal and a pain in the butt.

Directions to insert:
Need to ensure "num lock" is on. Hold Alt key down. Hit 0916 on your keypad... on right of keyboard. Let go of alt. This should insert a "Δ". 

If it doesn't work here is the Windows program for accessing:
If this does not work, your key mapping is not fully set. Could use the windows character map:

Windows start, accessories, system tools, character map (at least this works for windows 7)

Freeware to install Unicode in Windows:
If you're like me, you'll find this cumbersome. There is a free program to set your Unicode correctly in Windows. Called quick100.exe. It can be found here. This is an executable so download with caution!!! Here is a forum for using this program. Once this program is installed your decimal Unicode should work in everything. I have run into cases where the code is four digits, with the leading digit is a zero. In some instances you need to include the zero and other programs you shouldn't use the zero. Still trying to decipher the fine details.

Other reference I don't like as much:
Key mapping site like a wiki. Can't search easily on Greek
Another site showing hex format. Does not convert to alphanumeric.

See link at bottom for convenient document showing this character mappings for common math and Greek symbology (By. T.A. Mitchell)
Scott Sparrold,
Oct 17, 2011, 12:24 PM