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Garbled text at end of file. Is this encryption related?

Preface: About a month or so, we upgraded our work systems from a Windows 7 desktop to a Windows 8.1 Dell laptop. Laptop's file system is NTFS with DDPE file encryption and desktop's file system is ...
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Default encoding for Lync 2013/Skype for Business

My company uses Lync 2013 for its intra-office messaging system. I work on service tickets and often interact with those who file the tickets through Lync. Part of my job is documenting the ...
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What encoding parameters are used for the /Windows/Media sound files?

Specifically, what's the: Encoding (e.g. signed 16-bit PCM, 32-bit float, A-Law, 24-bit AWVW, VOX ADPCM, etc.) Byte order (e.g. little-endian or big-endian) Channel count (e.g. 1/mono, 2/stereo) ...
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Retrieve/convert character encoding for Arabic in PDF

So I have this English-Arabic dictionary in a clean text format (not sandwiched), but it would be very useful if I could navigate within it or be able to copy the Arabic text properly, which I cannot. ...
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I've downloaded some files with Chinese filenames that look like gibberish on my Mac. How do I make it so they're viewed as Mandarin?

I read somewhere about text encoding but I don't know how to do that for file names. It seems like there's only aid to fix that for webpage content or file content. Please help - thanks!
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Get vim to ignore conversion errors when reading file

I have a UTF-16 file with a BOM. I've set fileencodings to: set fencs=ucs-bom,utf-16le,utf-8,default,latin1 However because of one character on one line, vim does not auto-detect UTF-16 and ...
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How is it determined what symbol of a font is displayed when using a specific character encoding?

I'm trying to understand the full story behind how text gets on screens. For keeping things simple I stay with single-byte encodings (no Unicode). On my disk there is a sequence of bytes, each with a ...
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How can I optimize linux for encoding lots of video or a set of the same cpu intensive tasks?

I have a set of 4-5 machines which almost exclusively encode video all day, and sometimes all night too. I've searched many times to find ways to optimize them for this purpose, but not had any ...
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KINESIS Freestyle 2 and ASCII encoding with numpad

So basically I bought this expensive keyboard which I LOVE but I discovered I cannot ALT+123 to enter ASCII characters on the keypad. I can use the function (blue) "virtual" number pad it has, ...
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MySQL csv excel greek characters

I developed an application using Bottle web framework and Python, to import some data into MySQL database. Most of the data where in Greek characters. On my application side, i didn't any further ...
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Modern Linux commands that parallel uuencode/uudecode functionality

I need to get binary files into text format. Years ago, I used uuencode/uudecode, and it was easy: uuencode file.xls > file.txt # Delete file.xls # Do whatever with file.txt # Now I need file.xls ...
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Show ID3 tag encoding format

I want to see in which format the tags of my .mp3 files are encoded. For example: UTF-8 or Cp866 (Russia)?
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changing encoding in VLC, notepad++ etc. does nothing

I am trying to get Polish subtitles to display properly, but I can never get them to change in VLC, notepad++, word etc. no matter what encoding / character set I choose(btw I'm remembering in VLC to ...
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UTF8 and T61 strings, how do I see what my SSL cert uses?

How do I use the openssl x509 tool to see whether or not my strings are T61 or UTF8 encoded in the cert? Is there a better way?
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Opening a “Unicode little endian without BOM” file from the command line with WinMerge?

I have a pair of "Unicode little endian without BOM" text files that I would like to diff each another via the command line. Unfortunately when I open them using the commandline in Winmerge they come ...
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How to setup WDE-4220B ip video encoder?

I have WDE-4220B MPEG-2 Encoder with IP Output. Can anyone explain how should the setup/installation of this encoder be done? Obviously there is a software to use but I even don't know how to setup ...
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Create new file in WinSCP with UTF-8 without BOM encoding

I'm using WinSCP in order to work via SFTP with a remote server running a Linux distro. I'm also using Notepad++ (latest version) as my text editor (when editing a remote file). When I use WinSCP to ...
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the kernel module .ko files are sent as base64 encoded in thunderbird

I am participating in the Eudyptula Challenge . where they need the attachments to be sent as text/plain . I tried it through various means and had a number of problems -> gmail web ui - no facility ...
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How can I find out the encoding of this corrupted Chinese text, which an online tool fixes correctly?

I have a text in Simplified Chinese, which, when read as UTF-8 begins with ´ÓºÜ¾ÃÒÔÇ°¿ªÊ¼, which the online tool from MandarinTools (first search result for Repair Corrupted Chinese Email) fixes to ...
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How can I configure ffmpeg to encode h.264 video with a specific log2_max_frame_num_minus4 value?

I am working on a project where we are splicing HLS video segments. The HLS standard conveniently includes an #EXT-X-DISCONTINUITY directive to signal that the player should be ready for video that ...
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Most universal method of storing raw text? [closed]

What’s the most universal method of storing raw text? What I mean is, if I have some text, lets say “ABC,” and I stick that text into Microsoft Notepad it will encode the text using ANSI by default. ...
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Markdown files corrupted after syncing in Dropbox

I like to take notes in Markdown format and save them to Dropbox. Today I tried to open one of my note files and discovered that the file extension had been changed to ".MD.blfwiqj". When I attempted ...
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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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Can't convert encoding from us-ascii to utf-8. What am screwing up?

I'm trying to debug garbage characters that my webpages are rendering in foreign languages. I want my createpage.php in utf-8. me@host:/www/webroot$ file -bi createpage.php text/x-php; ...
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Avoid ffmpeg re encode using complex filter

I have a list of ts files that will be concatenated to being trim later and encode it in mp4. All of it is working ok... however the problem I have right now is the file is re-encoded... and that is ...
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Skipping a frame without re-encoding H.264 video

I have an mp4/h.264 video which only contains I-Frames. I want to skip one of those I-frame without re-encoding the entire video. I tried this: ffmpeg -i "file.mp4" -vf select='not(eq(n\,10))' ...
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Lowest possible CPU/GPU use for screensaver encode for mac (with handbreak or other free / cheap video encoders)

Similar to What video codec puts the CPU/GPU under the least possible load while decoding? I want to know what is the best option for a 2014 15 retina mac pro. I tried MPEG 2 and it won't go as a S/S ...
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Ffmpeg chain references to other parts of the command for dynamic watermark size

I have been reading the ffmpeg documents for a while now. But I can't seem to wrap my mind around how the filters, naming and backreferences work. Or whether what I want is even possible. I am ...
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mlmmj: convert all e-mails to UTF-8

How to convert all e-mails coming to the mailing list into UTF-8 using mlmmj? The major reason for me to do that is that I need to use the predefined UTF-8 footer, which may not be compatible to the ...
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Understanding terminal locales

I am looking into terminal customisation, and in particular text encodings. I understand the differences between the UTF-* encodings, and the differences between different encoding types, generally ...
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Accented character issue

I have a bunch of websites encoded in UTF-8. They contain accents and those weird n's with the squiggles over them and all kinds of fun stuff. When I try and open them in any text editor, even ...
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Improper Encoding in Chrome

I started to get this weird issue with chrome (latest) where specific characters would be displayed as other characters. Here is one example so instead of < and > it displays W (with the ...
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decompress ZIP with given encoding

I got ZIP file(s), which contains files, which filenames are in some encoding. Let's say I know encoding of those filenames, but I still dont know how to properly decompress them. Here is example ...
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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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filename encoding for windows and linux

My laptop has dual boot systems, one is win7, another is Arch linux, they share a disk. And I downloaded some files into the shared disk in Arch Linux, whose filenames contain Chinese, Korean and ...
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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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ffmpeg error when encoding h264 mp4 video

I'm trying to do a simple encoding of an mp4 in h264 to mp4 but I keep getting the error: Error while opening encoder for output stream #0:0 - maybe incorrect parameters such as bit_rate, rate, width ...
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Error: Unknown Error Encoding File

After recording my screen with Expression Screen Recorder, I have tried to encode it with Expression Encoder so that I can use the videos with Adobe Premiere Pro. I try to encode them, but when each ...
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ffmpeg - h264 - multiple resolutions without scaling

I have an MP4 which contains an H264/AVC stream, which contains multiple resolutions. Below is the output of mediainfo on this file: General Complete name : known.mp4 ...
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Why do browsers need to be told the encoding of a file?

According to this documentation (among many other places, I'm sure), it's very important to declare the character encoding used in a given file for the browser. Most text editors (and programs like ...
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Windows chcp not work for 1251

OS: Windows 7. For some reason I need 1251 encoding in console window. But get this G:\Scripts\DAA>chcp 65001 Active code page: 65001 G:\Scripts\DAA>chcp 866 Текущая кодовая страница: 866 ...
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Excel 2010 PowerPivot: How do I avoid apostrophes being displayed as ’?

When I import a text file to PowerPivot containing apostrophes, they are automatically converted to ’. I've been manually correcting the few that I find in the PowerPivot window, however when I do ...
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Relationship between unicode and UTF-8 / 16 / 32

I don't understand the relationship between UTF-8 and its other variants and am getting anomalous results at the terminal. For example, right arrow is: 0xE2 0x86 0x92 in UTF-8 but it is 0x2192 in ...
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Filename was OK, becomes garbage

The system is Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, has been running for a long time without problems. Recently I found that the file names (Chinese characters) become garbage (wrong encoding). To be exact: I ssh from ...
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IDEA bad encoding inside database veiw

I have connected my database and IDEA. Now I see list of tables from my database. but when I want to see table content I see following: Actually this content on my native language(not English). ...
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How do I change the file encoding in Sublime Text 2?

Using all those techniques like: { "Default_encoding": "UTF-8", "font_size": 9, "ignored_packages": [ "Vintage" ] } and even when I save with UTF-8 encoding, always ...
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how to create a ioncube license.txt file for a project

I am using ioncube php encode for my project. Please let me know how to create a license file and load to the encode.I have tried with the below command. After encoding the project is not loading. ...
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Wireshark - Cannot find any Content Encoding header

I am using Wireshark in order to investigate some websites. After the site finishes loading, I checked on Wireshark with the filter "http.content-encoding" and cannot see any frame containing that ...
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Re-encode emails and auto-forward to a specific mailbox

I am working in an Exchange 2010 environment, and I am interested in doing the follow: Having a Server-Side rule that takes all emails sent to a particular address, and forwards them to a new ...