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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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Filename encoding on Mac OS X Mavericks FTP service

I was trying to transfer some files from my Windows 8 machine to Mac OS X via FTP (don't ask why everything else failed, but it did - in every piece of software for file transfer computers don't see ...
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423 views

Can't install gems with Ruby: “invalid byte sequence in UTF-8”

I'm using Mountain Lion. I've installed Ruby first with RVM, then with rbenv. I can assure it's running the latest one with which ruby, it correctly points to the one installed with rbenv. gem won't ...
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2answers
495 views

Why do I get files downloaded with %20 instead of spaces?

I need to download the notes from the school website, it is a easy task. But the file I downloaded always get a ugly filename on OS X, such as D1.5%20-%20Software%20testing%20strategies, it should be ...
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0answers
189 views

How does the Java VM determine its default file.encoding?

I'm running a Java program on Mac OS X 10.8 (from the Terminal), and the Java VM's file.encoding is defaulting to "SJIS". I even tried a tiny Java program that does nothing but print out the system ...
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Non-unicode characters language in OS X

In Windows, whenever I am facing an incorrect display of non-unicode characters (for me usually Russian (Cyrillic) characters may get displayed as ancient runes =), I go to regional settings, set ...
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622 views

Why do some PDF documents appear garbled and unreadable in OS X Preview?

I occasionally come across some PDF documents which are unreadable on a Mac when using the standard OS X Preview. They work OK in Adobe Reader, but not in Preview. Does anyone know what the cause of ...
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1answer
771 views

Batch encode multiple webfont files into a CSS file?

I want to batch encode several .otf font files into a single CSS file. To my understanding, base64 embedded .otf fonts can be read by most browsers. Since Font-Squirrel's @font-face generator doesn't ...
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Textmate find and replace with encoding

I have to update a website with a lot of files. I am using Textmate's Find in project to replace text with a massive regular expression. The problem is: the files are saved on a windows machine in ...
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Audio driver on Mac OS X sounded like it had a bit crusher on it… reset SaffireMix parameters and it went away. What happened?

Does anyone else use a Saffire Pro 24 audio device, or similar Focusrite/Saffire device for an audio I/O? Gradually over the last week it has sounded like my Mac's audio system has descended deeper ...
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113 views

RMVB encoder for Mac

Is there an RMVB encoder (RealVideo 9 & RealAudio 8 64kbps 44.1khz) for Mac? I am currently running Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.4
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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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1answer
821 views

Problem with unpacking zip archive with UTF-8 file names in OS X if zip was made in Windows

I have packed my files in Windows 7 using Total Commander asking to use UTF-8 for file names. Then I tried to unpack my files in OS X, but Cyrillic names were messed. I have tried most programs -- ...
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OS X: Base64 encode via command line

Is there a terminal command in Mac OS X which will base64 encode a file or stdin?
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2answers
704 views

Multi-core DVD ripping/encoding on the Mac

A friend of mine likes ripping DVDs to his Mac. He’s currently on an ancient machine, and is about to upgrade to either a MacBook Pro or an iMac. Just wondering if any of the Mac DVD ripping software ...
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Is it possible to transcode MythTV recordings on a separate machine?

I've been running MythTV for several months now, ever since my venerable DirecTV TiVO died a grisly death earlier this year. So far I'm loving it. It's reliable, stable, and records good quality ...
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How do I convert video files for use on the AppleTV?

How do I convert video files for use on the AppleTV? I've tried Handbrake but it crashes on a lot of the video files I have. Any alternatives that are free? I've got an Intel Mac running Snow Leopard. ...
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Missing audio transcoding options under VLC for Mac

I'm following the iPod Video Conversion Guide for VLC (VideoLAN) v1.02 on a Mac. I've reached the section where I need to choose which audio transcoding option to use. Both audio format options for ...
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Solutions for videos and subtitles in Mac OS X

What is the best way to merge a .srt subtitles file with a Movie, and have it subtitled online. I have a mp4 file and I've already made the subtitles in a .srt file. I've used the SubMerge software, ...
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Ripping software for Mac [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best Mac OS X DVD Ripper So handbrake will rip dvds and encode them, but what if they are protected? Is there any application out there which will remove any digital ...
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2answers
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Setting default encoding for non-unicode programs/documents in Mac OS X 10.5

I'm trying to open a document that has non-Unicode Arabic text in it using Mac OS X. I know way around this problem in Windows XP for example: the user can set the default encoding for non-Unicode ...
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Batch-convert files for encoding

How can I batch-convert files in a directory for their encoding (e.g. ANSI->UTF-8) with a command or tool? For single files an editor helps, but how to do the mass files job?
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What's the best way to encode video for upload to YouTube?

Video is less than 5 minutes long, standard 4:3 aspect ratio (@ 640x480), imported from a digital camera, edited in Mac OS X with iMovie '09 and has a stereo, musical soundtrack. What encoding method ...