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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 '—ö‚ÍI‚í‚...
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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 solution ...
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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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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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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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZIzCGir58Y&...
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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 ...