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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 ...
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Why is the default tab size 8 spaces? Where does this come from and why is it that big? [closed]

When I push tab in many applications like vim, OpenOffice etc., the tab size is equivalent to 8 spaces/characters. This is the default for many applications. When the default terminal size is 80 ...
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How do I type the » (») character on the mac keyboard?

How can I type the » (») character on the mac keyboard? I noticed that I can type a lot of other chacters by using cmd/control/option and keys, but what about this this one?
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Linux: Print specific character range in each line

What is the most straightforward way, using Linux command line utilities, to print a specific range of characters for each line read on stdin? For example, for this input file: 1234567890 0987654321 ...
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A font has a letter in “U+007F” (delete) key, How can I get it?

I have a font and when I open it with Character Map, I see that there is a letter which is in the Delete Key! Here is a picture showing "U+007F: Delete": Click to enlarge So how can I display this ...
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Unicode characters suddenly start displaying as boxes in some applications [duplicate]

I noticed that Unicode characters suddenly stopped displaying in some applications, so far Notepad++ and Skype, when they were appearing previously. Instead they appear as boxes. They were working ...
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Notepad Ctrl-Backspace behavior

Text fields in almost all software erase a word when ctrl+backspace is pressed. However, Notepad behaves differently, and inserts a character which is: `` (I copy-pasted it here. I'm not sure if it is ...
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How can I understand what characters an application support?

I use ProShow application and it seems it doesn't support the whole unicode characters, for examples this character: À ( U+00C0 ) with font Arial, replace it with a question mark (?). Didn't find ...
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what is PGP public key block?

There's PGP public key block posted on some websites (eg. http://phrack.org/index.html). It's not hex code. it uses much more alphabet characters. What is it? Why is this information posted? how can ...
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How to fix default character problem in Kindle for PC on Wine?

I am running Kindle for PC on Wine, on Fedora Linux. I have bought a programming-related ebook from Amazon, and many space characters after heading numbers and in tables are displaying as what appears ...
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How to Make Windows Show Unicode Characters Properly?

How do I make Windows 7 show Unicode all characters properly, like those in this question? Right now I just see squares for some of them.
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Cannot properly save the source of a .html file containing Russian letters as .txt

When I save the source of this page of a Russian website: http://www.mail.ru/ as a .txt file, all Russian letters turn into Chinese characters (I am working on a Chinese computer at the moment), ...
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My umlaut/trema vanished on OSX, how do I get it back?

My native language (Dutch) uses the double-dot on top of vowels, aka "umlaut" or "trema". It looks like this: ё, Ü, Ö, ï you get the gist (copy&pasted from the web). Until recently, I was able to ...
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Can a OCR confuse letter case?

Can a OCR sometimes confuse between letter case? For example 't' interpreted as 'T' or 'r' as 'R' at some point?
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Entering Unicode characters by name

Sometimes I want to type Unicode characters (em-dash, quotes, Greek letters sometimes, superscripts etc). It can be done using character codes, but then one needs to look up / memorize them, which is… ...
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How to set character encoding when opening Excel

Is it possible to set the default encoding for Excel (any version, e.g. 2010) when opening files like csv files (like you can in Open Office Calc)? I When I try to open a csv file encoded in Japanese ...
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Strange characters in terminal during compile error

(This is not a question about a compile error, but about the Linux terminal setting.) During any compile error, the error statement doesn't properly display code fragments: In member function â: ...
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The '¤' character

Lately I've started wondering about the ¤ character which is shift+4 on my Norwegian keyboard (it's also present on several others, including the U.S. International keyboard layout). I've never seen a ...
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How does a character is printed from binary?

I know an ASCII character takes 8 bits but how do you print a character on screen with those bits?
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How to fix Windows new line character on SFTP synchronization in Eclipse (pdt)

I have a problem with Windows new line characters being introduced into text files on Eclipse SFTP synchronization (via JCraft's SFTP plugin). I've set "New text file line delimiter" to Unix and have ...
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Looking for keyboard labels with self-fluorescent letters (for night-time, low light conditions) on non-backlit keyboard

I have a Toshiba NB100 netbook which I find very useful, only inconvenience being that the keyboard letters are not high contrast with their black background, the letter colour is off-grey. Keyboard ...
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ASCII Code for the TAB Character? (Want to be able to input tabs into a web page textbox)

As I'm sure that pretty much everyone on here is aware the "Tab" key when used on a webpage simply jumps to the next element on the page; whether is be a checkbox, radio selector, button, another ...
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How can I get keyboard shortcuts for certain characters listed in character map that don't have an ALT equivalent listed?

Does anyone know how to get a complete listing of character map equivalents? For example, look in Windows character map under Arial for ¼ . It says you can type ALT+0188 . But some things do not have ...
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How does Spotlight search regex/other special characters?

I'm trying to find snippets of code in a bunch of velocity files using Spotlight (specifically pages that contain a <html> tag. Spotlight's missing pages that contain that tag that I know are ...
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How can I type U+200B character?

How can I type the unicode character U+200B (zero-width space character) with my keyboard?
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How do I type Square character

I have to write x/100000 with square character: x*10-5 ,but the '-5' should be above 10 so it is known that it is x/10/10/10/10/10. How do I do that?
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Sony Vaio: I can't type 'less and greater than' signs in TR keyboard layout

I have a strange trouble with my Sony Vaio VPCCW21FX. My laptop has a Turkish Q keyboard and I'm using TR keyboard layout on Windows 7 x64 Home Premium. The problem is, I cannot find a usual way to ...
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What web browsers support non-latin hostnames 'out of the box'?

With ICANN approving the first full Internationalised Domain Names for non-latin scripts such as Arabic, Cyrillic, Chinese, etc do all browsers support these character sets out of the box?
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Ctrl-C behavior in gnome-terminal

I have installed Ubuntu 10.04. It works fine, but when I press Ctrl-C in gnome-terminal I get: user@desktop:~$ ^C user@desktop:~$ ^C user@desktop:~$ In Ubuntu 9.04 (I did have it before) it was so: ...
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A rapid way to type funny characters from Scalaz?

Is there any easy and fast way to type the funny characters (like ⊛, ≟, ∘, ∨ etc) from Scalaz? (I am using Ubuntu 9.04)
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Character map Utility for Mac?

I want to type some special character like heart, Ohm sign , in Windows, I could be able to copy these from character map easily, is there any utility alike Windows Character map for Mac ?
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Virus behaviour but couldn't find any virus on Windows 7

I found a strange virus-like behaviour on my PC running Windows 7. I'm not able to type properly with my keyboard. Sometimes it won't respond, and some other times it adds characters indefinitely to ...
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CSV opens in OpenOffice but adds slashes?

Trying to open a CSV in open office - but it alters the data. Here is the the CSV in its raw format (opened in Notepad); 10-1001,product name 1, 10-1001-020,product name 2, 10-1001-030,product name ...
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Key for 'ë' , e with a diaeresis, in windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you type Unicode characters using hexadecimal codes? Is it possible to generate this symbol 'ë' i.e. e with a diaeresis from the keyboard in windows?
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Bind/map Character to alt+[some key]?

OS: Ubuntu In programming and various terminal programs (Screen, Vim) the [, ], { and } tends to be used a lot. I'm using a Norwegian keyboard where these are placed such that I have to stretch my ...
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How can I stop the Character Viewer from appearing every time OS X asks me for a password?

This is new behaviour in OS X 10.6: when I get keychain dialog boxes asking me for my password or to approve use of my keychain, the Character Viewer appears over top. I don't want to disable the ...
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How do straight quotes become curved quotes when copying from a web page to a text editor?

I copied some code from a web page and into my text editor. The double quote characters changed to this: <iframe src=“http://www.yahoo.com” style=“width:500px; height:500px;” ...
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Insert Unicode characters via the keyboard?

I am familiar with inserting an ASCII character into a text document by using 'Alt+ASCII code' on the NumPad keys (e.g. Alt+130 inserts an é character). Is there a similar way to insert a Unicode ...
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1/2 key on MacOSX?

I need the key 1/2 (one-half) but I can't find it on my mac keyboard. My keyboard is a Danish Mac keyboard.
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How do you type Unicode characters using hexadecimal codes?

This is in Windows, but answers for other operating systems can be handy to others. Most guides say something to the effect of "hold down the Alt key and type in the code on the keypad". This works ...