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Which default encoding for Vim: utf8 or latin1?

I'm writing text in European languages as French, German, Italian. All characters are compatible with latin1 encoding. Thats why I decided to set the default encoding in vim to latin1. Once in ...
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How is web form content encoded in Safari's cache?

A friend of mine just accidentally navigated off a web page where she entered a rather lengthy text into a web form. When navigating back to the page, the text was lost. (Spoiler: The page had an ...
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WLMail displays messages correctly on screen, but prints  where there is =C2=A0 for some messages

There are many questions online related to this. And I understand that =C2=A0 stands for non-breaking space when it appears within a mime part with type: Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8 My ...
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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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What are these strange characters? [duplicate]

I couldn't put them in the title because they actually seem to have many bytes: I took some screenshots:
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Displaying Korean characters properly on a computer with English Windows XP

I have Windows XP Professional Version 2002 SP 3 English version I have installed the required input methods in Regional and Language Settings and as far as I know all the other options provided there ...
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Convert .txt. file from windows-1251 to utf-8

I'm trying to read the cyrillic text that is stored in .txt format. Once I open it with OpenOffice, it is OK. Once I open it with Notepad++, it shows unreadable symbols. Setting Windows-1251 prior ...
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Vim scripting with Tcl: encoding mismatch

I am trying to write a plugin for Vim using Tcl as the backend language. I have written and tested most of the code and it seems to work fine except for one hurdle I can't seem to get over: encoding. ...
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How do I convert many text files from <some_encoding> to utf8-no-bom?

I'm looking to convert lots of text files (40+) from ISO-Latin-1 to UTF8-no-bom. How can I accomplish this?
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Why does this PDF appear to encode parentheses correctly but doesn't when using pdftotext or copying and pasting?

I have several journal articles here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3610797/malformed-pdfs/A897.full.pdf https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3610797/malformed-pdfs/B1264.full.pdf ...
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7zip filename encoding problems

I have problems extracting files from 7zip archive with non-ascii symbols in filenames. I have identical versions of 7z on two computers, which differ only by the system locale. If I compress on one ...
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Arabic Filenames messed up after backup. How to retrieve?

I needed to back up a computer with mixed Arabic and English (Roman) filenames because the computer hard drive was about to fail. The files copied over successfully, or so I thought. When I went to ...
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WinMerge & Encoding

I have a problem with WinMerge (or more specific: WinMergeU). I have several php files that have the same content up to the chosen encoding. How can I tell WinMerge to ignore the encoding? If this is ...
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Automated script to change page encoding after page has been downloaded in Google Chrome

guys! My Chrome doesn't properly recognize page encoding of our local TWIKI site. So, every time i enter the site i have to set suitable encoding manually (Settings -> Tools -> Encoding -> Cyrillic ...
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What is this '°͌͌͌͌͌͌͌͌͌͌͌͌͌͌͌͌͌͌͌͌͌͌͌͌͌' strange character?

I saw this °͌͌͌͌͌͌͌͌͌͌͌͌͌͌͌͌͌͌͌͌͌͌͌͌͌ strange character online. I also noted that: It needs 26 backspaces to delete but behaves like one character when selecting. It is drawn vertically covering ...
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Filename becomes gibberish

Using JDownloader to download some files makes the filename looks like ".æ­·å²è¬åï¼çç æ¸¯ä¸é" on my file system. The original filename is in Chinese. Is this a encoding issue? (original encoding not ...
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MS Office 2010 Word change character encoding

I have a document that is not written in English but in other European language and when I open it in MS Word 2010 there are several characters displayed not properly. How can I change the encoding of ...
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View Big5 File in Text Editor

I have a file encoded in Chinese Big5. Is there a text editor that I can use to view the file in Chinese? I'm on Windows. If I view the file in Notepad++ I see it decoded with my 8bit locale.
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White Question Mark in Black Diamond

We are all familiar with the white question mark inside of a black diamond (�) when there is an encoding issue. Does this 'character' have an offical name? Or is it only referred to as the 'white ...
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Loading a chinese encoding file in vim, conversion errors

I can view http://hosting2.phor.net/~bolomi/ and save this to a file. In Chrome, I can view source and see the title of the page is 波羅蜜. If I open the saved file in vim to edit, I see question marks ...
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What exactly happens when you change the character encoding of a webpage?

I loaded www.google.hk and then changed the character encoding to Greek and got this What exactly did the browser do when I changed the character encoding? It looks like translation but I ...
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Determining the encoding of a file on Mac OS X?

How can determine the character encoding of plain text files (such as html) on Mac OS X?
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Need a simple program to convert to utf-8 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: App to convert from ANSI to UTF8 on windows Batch-convert files for encoding or line ending under Windows I need to find a program to convert a Windows-1250 encoded ...
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Firefox Garbled Text

In FF 3.5.7 on Vista I am getting garbled text like below on some web pages. The obvious answer is to go to View > Character Encodings > then select UTF-8. However, it turns out I am already using ...
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Encoding # in FTP user/password within URL

I am trying to access a password-protected ftp site. I have user "foo" pass "pass#1" When I enter them directly, it works. I am now trying to craft a single URL that contains the user/pass within ...