Keep in mind that because the latest major version of Gtk+ for Windows 9x is 2.6, the new input method introduced in Gtk+ 2.10.0 won't work. (Users of Windows 2000 and newer are spared of this).
In Windows 9x, you have to hold down the
Ctrl+Shiftkeys and type a hexadecimal Unicode number for the character.
While the Character Map in Windows 2000 and newer supports showing Unicode character numbers, Windows 9x versions don't.
One workaround is to use the Windows Calculator to get the hex value of a typable character. Open it, select set the calculator view to scientific, type the given
Alt+xXXXvalue and then click on the Hex radio button. This will convert the decimal value to hexadecimal.
176yields a degree ° sign, the hexadecimal value for this is
Keyboard shortcuts for Dec/Hex conversion in Calculator:
F5for Hexadecimal (
F6for Decimal (