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Characters Missing from files created with Windows Notepad

Plain text files that I have previously saved, and not modified or moved, using Windows Notepad, now have characters missing. The URL in each .txt file has the same characters missing, the colon and ...
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Alignment of characters in Word or Excel table

I have some hyphenated data like this: A 1| 2-8 2| 0-12345 3| 15-123 4| and so on How do I align the contents in word or excel such that hyphen is at the center?
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Can I define a new character for my OS?

Normally when I write u+0022 it writes " (Look here). Is there any way to define a new character? I mean can I design a character and define a value (u+9999, for example) to it in order to make OS ...
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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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remove <200b> character from text file

I have a huge text file containing this string/character <200b> that I want to delete. I tried with sed but it didn't work. sed 's/<200b>//g' file The character never shows when I open the ...
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Searching for literal characters with Firefox’ find feature

When using Ctrl+f to find the character ’, Firefox also finds ' (and vice versa). This was not the case in older Firefox versions (I don’t know exactly since when this happens). I understand that ...
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Scroll wheel in Character Map

Why can't we use the scroll wheel in the Windows Character Map? In every version of Windows I couldn't ever scroll with the scroll wheel of the mouse, but it's the only program that behaves that way, ...
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Find and delete characters special in text file batch file

Example: three text files: 1.txt contents store is: 7.1M 2.txt is 72M 3.txt is 7.21M I would use batch file to scan these three text files and output: 1.txt is 7 2.txt is 72 3.txt is 7 Thank ...
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Characters missing when running Ubuntu (security onion)/xMing

I have problems with some characters. I am running Security Onion (which is an Ubuntu variant) through xming. Characters 1 2 3 4 w e r t f m Are not working. All others (to my knowledge) work which ...
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Character map Utility for Mac? [closed]

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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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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What is the coding character shurtcut on Windows?

I can use ` character with copy-paste from charmap but i want use with shortcut on my keyboard. What can i do? What is shortcut of this character on Windows 8? My keyboard is: Turkish Windows 8 ...
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How to view Unicode characters Paragraph Separator and Line Separator in Notepad++?

How can I see Unicode characters Paragraph Separator and Line Separator in Notepad++? If I select View - Show Symbol - Show All Characters, I still can't see these two characters. For example in ...
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Font Tracking in ppt

I need to set font tracking to 80% in a ppt slide, but it appears you can only set character spacing of pts. How many pts equals 80%?? I am using a purchased font (Whitney Light)
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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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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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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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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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Why do I see a lot of weird characters when I open certain files comprising native applications

I tried to open a file (QBWebConnector [which has no file extension]) in notepad but only saw this: MZ ÿÿ ¸ @ € º ´ Í!¸LÍ!This program cannot be ...
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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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Character size and spacing in Word 2013

I am creating a questionnaire in Microsoft Word 2013 which includes lots of questions and a check box at the end. Since not all characters are the same size the check boxes do not line up, how do I ...
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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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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. How do I open the ...
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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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GitHub displaying boxes on chromium [Arch]

I am running google chromium on Arch Linux. When I go to GitHub, chromium displays little boxes instead of what is supposed to be there (Screencap: http://i.imgur.com/mta2wDD.png). GitHub displays ...
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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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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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When I import a table from R to Excel the numbers change from this 1.6329932 to this 16.329.932.?

When I import a table from R to Excel the numbers change from this 1.6329932 to this 16.329.932.??? I need to convert 16.329.932 back to 1.6329932. the table has a lot of values and all have changed ...
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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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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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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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Spaces in paths of LaunchAgents for launchd in (Mac) OS X

I try to add a LaunchAgent with a path set in WatchPaths that contains a space. I tried the plain path and I tried to escape the space character with a backspace as well as adding quotation marks ...
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Preventing OSX from using “smart” curly quotes

Is there a way to prevent OSX from using curly double and single quotes by default? I use Evernote to store SQL commands for reference and instead of getting " and ' when typing I end up with ‘ and ”. ...
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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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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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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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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 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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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" ...