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How do you enter Unicode into a document?

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Hello,

How do you enter Unicode into a document?

For example, the following chart is from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thai_alphabet (near the bottom of the page).

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Googling this question led me to this instruction page: http://www.fileformat.info/tip/microsoft/enter_unicode.htm but it's got five different sets of instructions, none of which I seem to be understanding.  :P

Is there a simple single answer?

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No, there is not a single simple answer.  Unicode provides about 1 million different character codes for many different languages.  You can choose some options in the Control Panel under Regional and Language settings.  You do have to have a font that contains the characters you are trying to use.

From http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/help/install-the-universal-font-for-unicode-HP005255840.aspx :
Arial Unicode MS font is a full Unicode font. It contains all of the characters, ideographs, and symbols defined in the Unicode 2.1 standard.

Also Alan Wood's Fonts and Unicode Resources  http://www.alanwood.net/

http://www.microsoft.com/typography/fonts/default.aspx
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Thanks a bunch.
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Thank you Steve
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Comment after points have been awarded (for future reference):

The following is a great utility and to date is the best solution I have found for entering Unicode:

The UnicodeInput Utility
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