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How can I fix this display size issue in Windows 7 Character Map?

The last few times I've opened the character map (Win 7), the "highlighted" character and the "selected" characters have shown up very tiny. Clicking on a character to highlight it makes it even ...
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Rename folder in Windows 7 created in Linux with '?' character

I have a folder in a external hard disk created from linux. When I try to open that directory from Windows, I can't do it. The name of the folder is 2013-? with a special character who in Windows we ...
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Character count for SublimeText/WordCount

I'm new to Sublime Text (using ST3) and I've managed to install the SublimeText/WordCount package via Package Control. https://github.com/SublimeText/WordCount/blob/st3/readme.md lists ...
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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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Firefox encodes some characters as squares filled with numbers

Since a couple of days I'm experiencing this problem: Firefox (and Light too) displays a lot of strange characters in different websites. Something like: 🎂   And so on. I realized that those ...
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How do I exclude match and change only specific character with sed

I am trying to use sed to replace '0' with the word 'correct' (I am using echo $? to validate my script and I want to replace the output of echo). The problem is that I have more text in the output ...
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What characters are allowed in in column (nvarchar 50) of MSSQL Server 2008?

I have a column in MSSQL which is nvarchar(50) in which I enter passwords for users. I know that for example some special characters like $ % are allowed, but where do I see which list characters are ...
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Italian keyboard: entering the tilde (~) and backtick (`) characters without changing keyboard layout

Here is what the layout of an Italian keyboard looks like: As you can see, the curly braces, which are absolutely necessary to write code in any of C, C++, JavaScript, Java, Objective C, and ...
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Does Unicode have a unified way to input all diacritics, especially in MS word2010?

I search and find that in word 2010, the only way that can input all kinds of UNICODE characters is to use the "symbol table", which is a time butcher to find the character I need, because the ...
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Is there a Notepad++ addon to add an option to change / set character encoding on the save dialogue?

It really confuses me how Notepad, the crappy Windows application, has this feature and yet Notepad++, the amazingly useful third party alternative, doesn't. Also, because I know people are going to ...
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How can MS-DOS and other text mode programs display Japanese characters

I've seen many text mode BIOS setup screens in Japanese. Recently I've even seen windows XP setup in Japanese. MS-DOS had Japanese versions too. Real DOS mode, not windows command promt! ...
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CMD: How to use non-English characters?

I want to work with non-English File names in CMD (Command Line) like creating Folder with the names or deleting several files that names are non-English. How can i work with this names ?
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Delete Text before and after a specific character in Notepad++

i want to extract a string which is between two quotation marks, deleting everything before and after the quotation marks, including themselves. For example this: 6 6 "The Socratic Method" ...
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CONDITIONAL FORMATTING for First SIX characters, ALL duplicates Highlight

How do I use CONDITIONAL FORMATTING for the First SIX characters ? I want ANY and ALL duplicates of the First SIX Characters highlighted. I need a formula but cannot figure out what formula to ...
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How to remove the 1 last character on every line in Notepad++?

In Notepad++, how do I turn this: aliraft into this: aliraf
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Searching some characters in text gives no results

I have this problem within many programs but to isolate the problem, I do this: I have myfile.cpp file. This file has this method: findmyIds() { ... } I open Notepad++ or Visual Studio or other ...
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Old MsWord file opening with junk characters

I want to open an old Ms Word file. The file is opening but its showing junk characters instead of the actual text. Before the file opens, the system asks me to choose some encoding. Can anyone help, ...
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Input characters of keyboard are changed in Windows 7

My keyboard's input characters place is changed. When I click to Shift+2 button to write @ character, it writes " character. When I click to Shift+" buttons, it writes @ character. It writes £ ...
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Typing special characters with keyboard shortcuts instead of alt-numbers on Windows

How can I type special characters with keyboard shortcuts, like on OSX? For example Option+Shift+R will make an ‰ (per mil-symbol) on Mac, how do I do the same on Windows? I have already tried the ...
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How to mix Latin and Greek script in Libreoffice formulae(Math)?

I need to write a formula which uses both Latin and Greek scripts. So far I can only make it so that either all characters are Latin, or they're all Greek.
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View font characters for fonts not installed

This question assumes a Windows system. For installed fonts, one can use Windows' Character Map to view the available characters of those fonts (with their Unicode codes). Even better is the "Symbol" ...
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What's the best way to get a random(ish) sequence of printable/alphanumeric characters?

I know I can get random (well, pseudo-random) characters, unconstrained, from '/dev/random' (or /dev/urandom). But what if I need these characters to generate a filename? I need to somehow have a ...
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Typeing an Unicode charatcter using autohotkey

How can I use AotoHotKey to replace rRR with U+200E character? I tried ::rRR::Send {U+200F} and ::rRR::{U+200F} but they do not works.
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Vim “:set cindent” filters commas from the document

With or without a specific document language, whenever "cindent" is set on vim, no comma can be typed or even pasted on the document. I got a "non-us-standard" keyboard (pt-latin).
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Tmux pane selection with mouse

I have the following problem while using tmux under Ubuntu. I enabled mouse-mode to switch between panes by clicking the mouse, but the switching is not always successful, and random characters appear ...
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Find and replace special characters

How can I replace this character (_) with this one (:) in a list of filenames? The filenames are like this: 1_0_1_1AE1_7F6_2_11A0000_0_0_0.png The problem with character replacement programs is that ...
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How to type 《 》and 〈〉efficiently on Mac OS X?

How to type 《 》and 〈 〉efficiently (such as with a simple key combination) on Mac OS X?
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Why is diez character over the keyboard not recongised?

I just started to use ubuntu 12.10. I wonder why my characters over the keyboard are not recognised as they are written on it. For example I press Shift+3 and I get this character £ instead of diez ...
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How to change characters used for link hints in Firefox Vimperator?

Instead of numbers used for link hints in Firefox Vimperator addon, I would like to display characters like in Vimium in Google Chrome. How can I change this configuration?
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Japanese characters in windows 8 appear as blocks?

I installed the Japanese language pack for Windows 8 but I'm finding Japanese folder names and siilar don't have the actual characters displaying, either it has square blocks or garbage like ...
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AppleScript: how do I store folders' pathnames into an array, replacing spaces with “\ ”?

I have a folder and inside this folder there's a bunch of subfolders. Using AppleScript I wish to store the pathnames of these subfolders into an array. Here's my problem: each pathname containing " ...
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Many charcters are not displayed in programs

I am using Windows 7 and for some reason a lot of mathematical characters do not display for me: Could anyone please help me out on how this can be fixed?
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Change specific font in pdf document

I have a PDF file, which has a buggy font (some d's, o's and q's with black color fill inside the circe) which is annoying to read. How can i change that specific font in the whole document, keeping ...
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What's the quickest way to count the number of each character in a file?

I want to count the A's T's C's G's N's and "-" characters in a file, or every letter if needed, is there a quick Unix command to do this?
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Why did system font files (.fon) lost some undefined glyphs in Win7

Just made the switch from XP to Win7 on my work PC and I noticed something strange. Some 'undefined' glyphs are missing from system fonts such as "Courier", "Terminal" and "System" (i.e., those that ...
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How to add extensions to a lot of files using content of each file?

I've got over 10,000 files that don't have extensions from older versions of the Mac OS. They're extremely nested in file structure, and they also have all sorts of strange formatting and characters. ...
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Windows command line-Replace multiple characters in single string

I apologize if the question title is a bit confusing, but I wanted to keep it short. Basically what I want to do is take the system date format (%DATE%) and replace characters that would be bad in ...
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Linux, Putty, “table” characters

I used Putty to login into a Linux server. The "problem" that in MC I see "a with ^", and not "|" in table. How can I change this in putty to I see the MC as in Norton Commander/DOS.
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How to remove the first character of every line in Notepad++ [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: delete first 27 characters from every line notepad++ I managed to find an answer to remove the last character from every line in Notepad++, but now I need the same ...
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How come Twitter only allows 140 characters per tweet? [closed]

I know this may seem like an inane question but was there any reason why Twitter picked that number as the limit of characters per tweet? In addition, in hashtagging on Twitter, it doesn't allow for ...
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Strange characters in Linux console

I don't know how I've exactly managed to do this, but when I now invoke some commands (like man man or less) I see strange ESC[1 characters on the screen. It looks like this: The interesting part ...
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Excel: How can I replace a short string of characters with one character?

So, I keep a spreadsheet of all of my bowling scores and how I do on each frame. To show that I got a split, I use "#s", where # is how many pins I knocked over, but I want to replace all of these ...
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Weird Characters in Google Chrome

I sometimes see weird characters on some websites instead of what they're meant to display. I've attached an image below as an example. In IE the site displays correctly but on Chrome there are weird ...
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What are those tildes in gVim for?

I realize this is probably a very, very obvious question, but I couldn't find anything on it. (Probably because it was so obvious) What are all those tildes in gVim at the end of the file? I can't ...
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Directory transfer from Linux -> Windows; 255 Character limit error

I need to copy a very large directory from a linux server to a windows machine; the directory is very large and contains directories that go as deep as having 50+ subdirectories. So as you could ...
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Smooth font rendering for Japanese characters

I am using Windows 7 and have set font smoothing to ClearType. However, Japanese characters display very roughly throughout the operating system. What can I do so they are rendered smoothly like other ...
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Why does certain characters draw horribly, horribly wrong in Windows?

Odd characters: ก็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็ กิิิิิิิิิิิิิิิิิิิิ ก้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้ ก็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็ กิิิิิิิิิิิิิิิิิิิิ ก้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้ ก็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็ กิิิิิิิิิิิิิิิิิิิิ ...
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Windows 7 Home Premium - Unable to View Chinese Characters Properly

Is there a proper and permanent fix that will restore the display of Chinese Characters on a Windows 7 Home Premium Laptop computer? This problem has been occurring frequently now and a simple reboot ...
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ASCII smiley code used for the main character in Rogue

What is the terminal code for the old square ASCII character used in the original Rogue game? Here's a game that uses it as its main character: ...
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Sublime Text 2 doesn't support Chinese words on Linux (Ubuntu), anybody know how to solve this?

Sublime Text 2 goes wrong with Chinese words on Linux, neither can type in any Chinese words, nor display it correctly. But it seems that the official site said it has support UTF-8 characters. Am I ...