DayPath Journal

Special Characters on Unity Desktop

On Windows I have become used to Alt-key combinations to get “special,” Latin characters. The Unity Desktop on Ubuntu has a unicode mode, invoked with Ctrl+Shift+u. When you are this mode, you have to enter a four-character code to render the desired glyph. These unicode codes are different from the corresponding Windows codes. These are the “common” ones I've used on Windows for years, translated to Unicode:

Glyph

Windows Alt+

Unity Ctrl+Shift+u

– [en dash]

0150

2013

— [em dash]

0151

2014

0145

2018

0146

2019

0147

201C

0148

201D

0133

2026

¡

0161

00A1

©

0169

00A9

«

0171

00AB

®

0174

00AE

°

0176

00B0

±

0177

00B1

»

0187

00BB

¿

0191

00BF

These “common” glyphs can be seen in the Unity Character Map app under the Common script block:

Unity Character Map - Common Script

Beyond the “common,” typographic glyphs I have these frequently-used Latin glyphs:

Glyph

Windows Alt+

Unity Ctrl+Shift+u

æ

0230

00E6

ç

0231

00E7

é

0233

00E9

ö

0246

00F6