A character encoding system consists of a code that pairs each character from a given repertoire with something else — such as a bit pattern, sequence of natural numbers, octets, or electrical pulses — in order to facilitate the transmission of data (generally numbers or text) through ...

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Determine The Encoding of a specific character in Word 2010

I'm having a problem with a generated document (coming from crystal reports engine). Initially hyphens are visible but if the text is copied and pasted with "keep text only" option or "remove ...
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How can I tell what the character encoding of a string of text is?

Troubleshooting an irritating password issue. There's an application we are using that requires a login; I type in the password, it tells me it's wrong. If I open a password manager and copy and ...
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Why do I get “ń” instead of “ñ” when typing Alt code?

I'm learning Spanish and I just type the Alt code of ñ character. It should be Alt+0241 or Alt+241, but when I type that I get a ń. I'm using a Windows 7, Hungarian version. It is really annoying. ...
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File names garbled in rar archive, possibly double utf8 encoded? Can't figure out how to reverse

I'm trying to restore the uploads folder of a wordpress installation. The folder went through some combination of ftp or sftp transfer and got compressed by rar. (I don't know the exact process, it ...
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How can I identify and install missing character sets for browsers?

In Chrome, Firefox and IE, when looking at certain webpages, I get placeholder characters for some characters that cannot be displayed. Chrome: Firefox: IE: When I open the URL in Microsoft ...
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Vim inserting white spaces after accentuations and other special characters on Mac

If I write the following text on vim: Tís teçxt contãins spécial charàctérs I will get: Tí s teç xt contã ins spé cial cha?| cté rs This wasn't happening before, when I had Mountain Lion. I've ...
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Debian Squeeze character encoding issue

I'm running Debian 6.0.7 (Squeeze). Normally, to get the euro symbol, I would type altgr-$ and this works fine on Ubuntu but with Squeeze when I hit those keys the cursor jumps back to the beginning ...
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Character set in Linux filesystem

I just installed some Arch Linux packages, which dumped this file onto my disk: /etc/ssl/certs/EBG_Elektronik_Sertifika_Hizmet_Sağlayıcısı.pem Note that the file name seems to contain Turkish ...
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What is this charset? [closed]

I just saw this e-mail address encoded in a funny way: %6c%65%73%70%65%74%69%74%73%76%65%6c%6f%73@%77%61%6e%61%64%6f%6f.%66%72 Does someone know… What it is? UTF8?
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Unknown characters in LXTerm terminal on Arch linux

I am trying to learn node.js using the learnyounode node from http://nodeschool.io on an arch linux machine running LXDE. I am using the bundled LXTerminal to execute it. However, when I run it, see ...
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how to display the unicode warning box when save an ANSI text file

Most of the scripts that I use contains foreign languages ( especially arabic language). when I try to save the file it display the below message, which is good for me . because sometime I need to be ...
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Full character map

The windows Character Map tool only displays the characters from code point 0x21 (U+0021) onwards. Is there a standard (or known) tool that would display all characters of a font including the range ...
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how to mass convert .xml files in a directory to UTF-8 while retaining the same filename

I have many .xml files that are encoded in ISO-8859-1, and I want them all in UTF-8. I figured out the code to convert them individually which is : iconv -f ISO-8859-1 -t UTF-8 filename.xml > ...
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How to determine the character set used by Windows in Taiwanese?

I'm using a Windows 7 Home in Taiwanese at work, and knowing the character set that is being used would be of invaluable importance to me. How to determine the character set used by Windows in ...
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What is this character-set corruption? (ISO-2022?)

I have a text file from a legacy source which contains corrupted characters. At first I thought the corruption was just gobbledygook, but it appears upon closer examination that some of the corrupted ...
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Why are those characters wrongly encoded?

I have a question about character encoding. I just received an e-mail that's supposed to use "Content-Type: text/plain; charset=windows-1252", but accented characters look like this: Votre email ...
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Cyrillic characters in Sublime Text 3 with Terminus font

I have an issue with displaying Cyrillic characters in Sublime Text 3 when I choose my favorite Terminus font: all they looks like unfilled rectangles. In other text editors I have a "character set" ...
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Vim airline plugin bad characters

I'm having issue to display correctly the vim-airline plugin. Here's what it's supposed to look like Here's what it currently looks like. Note the >, which is not displayed properly. I tried ...
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Conversion from unicode fails. How can I find the offending character?

So I have a text file in utf-8 containing somewhere a unicode character (for example ɸ, but I do not know this is the offending character - I can't just find via CTRL+F) that is not present in anothre ...
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How can I tell what encoding a file name is using?

I have some files with Russian (cyrillic) names. When I open them in Windows Explorer, the names display correctly. When I list them in Command shell (cmd) they display as "?????" character. Is ...
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Default character endcoding on Windows versions

I know that in Western Europe and the US, CP-1252 is the default character encoding. How about default character encoding in other windows version? In addition, recently I hear that windows 8 use ...
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Which default encoding for Vim: utf8 or latin1?

I'm writing text in European languages as French, German, Italian. All characters are compatible with latin1 encoding. Thats why I decided to set the default encoding in vim to latin1. Once in ...
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Why do some Unicode characters appear as boxes?

Some Unicode characters cannot be shown in my browser. I generated valid Unicode (utf8) characters but many of them are unable to be displayed. If they don't have representation, then why are they ...
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How is web form content encoded in Safari's cache?

A friend of mine just accidentally navigated off a web page where she entered a rather lengthy text into a web form. When navigating back to the page, the text was lost. (Spoiler: The page had an ...
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Type Mayan numerals?

I would like to know 3 things: (1) Are Mayan numerals included in the latest version of Unicode? (2) Is it possible to type Mayan numerals on a computer w/o Unicode? (3) If #2 is possible, how ...
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How to change Content-Transfer-Encoding for email attachments?

I have signed up for http://eudyptula-challenge.org/ challenge and this accepts email attachments only in simple text format. The files without extension (and also .zip file) are transferred with ...
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ANSI to UTF-8 in Notepad++

I have a text encoded in ANSI: When I tried to convert it into UTF-8 (using the Notepad++ menu Encoding > UTF-8), I get some weird characters: I thought that UTF-8 was a superset of ANSI and ...
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Have to copy twice to correctly copy Chinese characters

I'm using Windows 7, I can view Chinese characters fine on webpages, but when I copy and paste them somewhere, they show up as ???'s. This is probably because I don't have Eastern Asian languages ...
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Why am I getting this weird character in PowerPoint on OS X?

I'm getting this odd character on OS X in PowerPoint. It seems to be replacing '>' and other mathematical operators. I'm guessing it's a missing font...
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WLMail displays messages correctly on screen, but prints  where there is =C2=A0 for some messages

There are many questions online related to this. And I understand that =C2=A0 stands for non-breaking space when it appears within a mime part with type: Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8 My ...
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Why do English characters require fewer bytes to represent than other alphabets?

When I put 'a' in a text file, it makes it 2 bytes but when I put, let's say 'ա', which is a letter from Armenian alphabet, it makes it 3 bytes. What is the difference between alphabets for a ...
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Character encoding at webserver on windows

I have set up a webserver on windows 8.1. Now i am having problems with the character encodings of links: There are directories and file names containing german umlauts (ä ö ü ß). The autoindex ...
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How to encode a text string into QP?

I would like to encode some basic text strings into QP. I have tested several online encoders on the web, and none of them worked. One of them can be found at Webatic. I can use it to decode QP into ...
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What are these strange characters? [duplicate]

I couldn't put them in the title because they actually seem to have many bytes: I took some screenshots:
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What would cause strange characters to appear in terminal ? É

I have vagrant vm running inside my mac. I accidentally redirected the output of rpm2cpio to standard out. I quickly canceled it, but now my keyboard has remapped some of the keys. ...
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Windows 8.1 - Command Prompt with encoding error in special chars

I have a fresh install of windows 8.1 and the command prompt is like shown in the image below,that is, special chars with encoding error. It seems there is not many users with this same problem, since ...
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How to browse a font by characters from a given codepage?

Most of the font manager tools display characters of a font grouped by subsets of the Unicode character set. Is there a tool that displays the characters grouped by the particular code page that a ...
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Unrecognized character in filename (linux)

I have a problem accessing file in linux Mint. The reason is obviously the unrecognized character(s) in the filename but none of the techniques I know helped me to rename it. So, here are details: ...
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Displaying Korean characters properly on a computer with English Windows XP

I have Windows XP Professional Version 2002 SP 3 English version I have installed the required input methods in Regional and Language Settings and as far as I know all the other options provided there ...
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Arabic/Urdu text scrambled

I had created a file in notepad++, converted its encoding to Characterset->Arabic->ISO-8859-6 and copied and pasted some text in Arabic then closed the file. but when I reopened it, all the text had ...
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How to search a custom character in windows?

My current Windows 7 is in English. I have some files transferred from another computer which contains non-english characters. Look at the picture below Now, I want to delete them all. But writing ...
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Finding out the default character encoding in Windows

Is there any way to find what is the default character encoding in Windows? I know that in Western Europe and the US, CP-1252 is the default, but need to check this on other Windows machines too. ...
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Convert .txt. file from windows-1251 to utf-8

I'm trying to read the cyrillic text that is stored in .txt format. Once I open it with OpenOffice, it is OK. Once I open it with Notepad++, it shows unreadable symbols. Setting Windows-1251 prior ...
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Why do Chrome/Firefox fail choosing the right character encoding?

In those two browsers, this web page has all the accented characters displayed as questions marks. Since the header apparently includes the right infos... <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" ...
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Find Alt-code for any character

Sometimes, an alt-code that I find on the internet does not work on my PC, for example Pi alt code (Alt+227) throws Ń isntead of π. So I need to use the character in clipboard (or in a file or ...
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(Czech) character set support in gvim 7.3 on Windows 7

I have received the following text on a Skype conversation, so I assume it is encoded in UTF-8. The special characters are from the Latin 2 (e.g. Czech) character set. Štěpánka Now I have tried to ...
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Export from Access to Excel, Bosnian char š not showing completely

I hope this is the right StackExchange forum for my question. I need to export a table from Access to Excel. It has all sorts of special characters in it. Ranging from é, à, ù to ß and finally š. ...
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How to automatically detect text file charset and convert it to UTF-8

Is there any way to auto-detect character encoding of a text file and convert it to UTF-8? I'm using Windows 7.
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Polish unicode characters on Windows

I downloaded some polish subtitles to a movie for my friend's dad, and some of the characters are just numbers and jumbled looking characters. I was wondering what I would have to do to get these ...
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Copying text from YouTube to Clipboard introduces dashes?

Here's an example of a link I found on YouTube in the comments section of a video. gnu.org/distros/free-distros.h­tml This is the way it shows up in the comment. If I highlight this link and copy ...