In my everyday work, I use different Unicode characters (e.g. diacritics like ā, ś, Ḫ or š). In Obsidian, it is not yet possible to enter Unicode characters in a handy and quick way. When working on Windows and on a keyboard without numeric keypad the option to press ALT and then a specific code on the numeric keypad does not work (and this is in general only a workaround, the “pure” Unicode code is always the best solution for interoperability).
I have collected the Unicode code of all the characters I use; most of them I already can memorize. In LibreOffice it is possible to type the Unicode code of a desired character (without U+) and then press ALT+X in order to convert the code into the corresponding character. It would facilitate the working with Unicode enormously if it were possible to implement a workflow like I have described for LibreOffice above.
At the moment, every time I want to use such a character I have to copy it from a list.
Why should there be one? It’s an OS function. And actually the Alt+Numpad++ hex digits solution in Windows is that OS’ way to do it, not a »workaround«. Although I agree it’s difficult on laptops w/o keypad. A Windows deficiency, not one of Obsidian.
And exactly this non-standard way should be implemented into Obsidian. I suppose more people need this feature. At it’s core it might be a Windows problem but the end User would profit from that feature very much.