The short answer is that in Word or the application, not only must you select the character, but what font it is.
I need help with the character map in XP. I know I can copy and paste a symbol from there into my document and I also know I can use the keypad to key in the symbol like ALT plus 0169 will give me the copy right symbol or what ever. What about symbols that don't just have a number. For example there is a font called symbol and it has a cloverleaf I would like to use. The character code says 0xA7 so how can you key that in instead of pasting? There are others that say codes like U+00AA and I don't understand how to key them in or if you can, Mary!