Thanks! I gave it another try and got the same results, but this time I found out that my trouble was caused by two things:
- Unicode input in Windows relies on
Alt + [a hex code], which may activate shortcuts involving
Alt (which is especially likely when the hex code includes letters). Here’s a discussion on this. In short, there’s no solution except to disable all
Alt shortcuts, which I don’t want to do because I use these shortcuts.
- My Kaleidoscope layout is QWERTY but I use a Colemak Windows keyboard layout, which means that the hex code sent by the keyboard sometimes ends up garbled. For example, “201D” becomes “201S” because in Colemak, the “S” key is in the same position as the QWERTY “D” key.
So Unicode input via Kaleidoscope just won’t work, because of my particular situation (I like my
Alt shortcuts, and I use a non-QWERTY Windows keyboard layout).
In the end I set up the Unicode characters in AutoHotkey, and that will work well.
Thank you for your reply anyway @rloic! I wouldn’t have discovered these issues if you hadn’t prompted me to try again.