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Fix encoding of German umlauts in directories and filenames (ü = u╠ê and so on)

I have many zip-files where there are encoding errors for the German umlauts (äüöÄÜÖß). They show up in both the filename.zip as well as in the included directories and files like this: Fünf = Fu╠...
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What's wrong with `(add-to-list 'process-coding-system-alist '(“zsh” . utf-8))`?

In Emacs, I routinely use an inferior shell, invoked with M-x shell. I often need to specifically set its coding system, which I do with C-x RET p followed by utf-8 (twice). I want to do this once ...
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What is the best method for ripping DVD to stream to Xbox 360?

What is the best method to rip/encode a standard definition DVD, to be streamed to a Xbox360 from a Vista Media Center pc (preferably using free software). I’ve found tons of tutorials on the web ...
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Convert ANSI text file(s) to UTF8 on Windows command line

I would like to convert (an) ANSI-encoded text file(s) (Win 1252) to UTF8 without BOM, ideally via a command-line call. My use-case: I export .tex files from Stata which I want to compile with ...
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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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Change text encoding into Filelocator Pro?

I'm having problems viewing Cyrillic characters in FileLocator Pro. There isn't a language menu option in the program's settings. Is there a solution?
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Converting Filename Encoding

my operating system is Arch Linux. I am trying to extract a .zip archive that contains CJK characters in its filenames. It was most likely created on a Windows machine. I tried the unzip utility and ...
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Set filename character encoding in Putty's PSFTP

I am using PuTTY's command line utility psftp.exe to transfer files between a UTF8-configured linux server and a MS Windows PC. File names containing non ASCII characters (e.g., Japanese kana) are ...
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Error encoding with ffmpeg

I kept having trouble encode videos. I can encode the video to mpg but the size is 10+x bigger (no joke). So i thought i'd do something simple. Strip the sound, copy the video ffmpeg -i 5.flv -...
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GNU screen is displayed differently on different machines

I am running $ screen --version Screen version 4.03.01 (GNU) 28-Jun-15 on Debian Jessie via SSH. If I create a screen from a machine running Gentoo and then use it from there, Unicode characters (...
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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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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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subtitle encoding issue with mkvtoolnix

so I've attached a few subtitles to a MKV with mkvtoolnix, but it appears that after muxing the character encoding is messed up. The input subtitles were UTF-8 encoded. I don't know what's the ...
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How to multiplex two videos with ffmpeg

I'm converting videos using the -s option for multiple resulutions and I want to include a short intro at the begining of the video. but for some reason it skips the second -i so i'm only getting the ...
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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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DVDfab encoding error

I'm trying to use the DVD ripper that comes with DVDfab 8.1 to encode .mp4 video with single pass. I selected the first chapter, which is about 2 minutes long. When the conversion starts and gets ...
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windows-1251 looks like windows-1252

I'm using Windows 10 and I have some problem with encoding. When I got a file in windows-1251 it looks like windows is trying to encode it in winsows-1252 instead. So cyrilic is unreadable for me and ...
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How enforce IE ( v8+) to use a predefined Encoding and direction

We have an application which uses Internet Explorer internally to show some type of data. The web content it shows using a meta tag for ASCII and left to right. Right click is disabled so I can't ...
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Save username and password of openvpn in encrypted format

While searching on internet I have found that we can automate vpn login via editing config file through adding auth-user-pass login.conf and create login.cnf file and add your credentials in pure text ...
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Does tar happen to corrupt files? How can I recover a corrupted file?

So I was finishing a small c++ project last sunday, after a last check I made a tgz archive of it and sent it by email. And when I tried to open it again today, the file appeared to be completely ...
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Sublime Text 3 doc encoded as cp1252 won't save as cp437

I have this vexing situation with a plain text document created in Sublime text 3 (OS X Mavericks 10.9.5) and saved in win1252 encoding. After I have pasted a selection from an OpenOffice Calc ...
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OS X 10.11 wrong encoding in terminal output in IDE (Netbeans, IDEA)

I have strange problem with encoding of polish letters in terminal output in Netbeans 8 and IntelliJ Idea 15. I can't figure out how to fix it. Maybe somebody would be able to help me. When I have ...
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NOTEPAD++ Encoding Chinese

I used Notepad++. I don't remember what I have pressed. Maybe I have pressed Ctrl+S. But then all Chinese changed to somethings like: vՍģũǥջ,ƽēډēŜŪӳƛĶıѯƳ˧͸Ǵӣ͸ÑʭنĆ.... Ɠłɏ˗Ɏǥջ, ŜŪ˙ȤŌơĨǥջŪƽēģٯÄ..... I ...
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Convert two-byte hex string to char in perl

I have a string of two-byte hex characters and I'd like to convert them to an ascii or unicode string. The string can have a variable length. Input: $hex_string="003400300030" Desired output: $...
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FFmpeg Encoding Video Avi To Avi + Watermak Audio Frame Sync Error

I get an error as it appears in the picture: How do I fix this? frame sync error Error while decoding stream #0:1: Invalid data found when processing input
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Use FFDShow to decode audio from recording device?

I want to decode Dolby DTS from my Xbox One which comes through via SPDIF In but my input device doesn't support DTS and I heard FFDShow can decode Dolby DTS, only problem is FFDShow only works on ...
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openRTSP default 25fps encoding (not 24)

I want to capture the RTSP stream from some IP cameras, and after looking around I found 2 great tools to do this: avconv and openRTSP openRTSP -u user password rtsp://10.48.34.125/axis-media/media....
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FFMPEG / x264: can I use pass 1 from one encoding session as pass 2 for another?

Question: Is it legal to use a "pass 1" encoding of a source video at one resolution/bitrate as the input to a "pass 2" encoding of the same source at a different resolution/bitrate? I tried it and ...
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email Encoding for russian mails

I have Exchange 2010 and for email control Flow , we are using Code-two pro tool and i have done all of these steps to make the Correct encoding mentioned in this Link. http://www.codetwo.com/kb/3-...
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Ffmpeg same command, different results local vs server. Video shakes, invalid dropping

I am trying to concat some files without reencode so I use ffmpeg -f concat -i list.txt -c copy out.mp4 On local it works perfect but on a dedicated server video shakes! Is like video is frozen ...
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How Notepad++'s character encoding works?

Link/Synopsis I've made an "Encoding Test" table on one of my free domains with the sole purpose of gaining understanding of character encodings. Here is the link: http://thelittlegumnut.byethost11....
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How to change encoding in ebook webExe

I have ebook - .exe file, in some encoding. I want to replace the coding, but in the book it can't be made how to be? P.s. .exe file - https://dropmefiles.com/HGmZS
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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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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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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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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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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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Selecting text from unprotected text pdf issue

I am trying to copy some text from tables in an unprotected pdf. However, when I highlight the text (about size 10 font), it appears as though I am highlighting text with a huge font (size 50+). It is ...
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ffmpeg -sample_fmt error under Windows

I was tasked to convert a simple audio track on windows using the following command: ffmpeg -i mySound.mp3 -acodec libmp3lame -ar 48000 -ab 128k -ac 2 -sample_fmt s16 out.mp3 However it fails ...
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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 to change character set of text in Excel 2013

I have the following issue with Excel 2013, which is still surprisingly lacking proper multilanguage support despite it being, you know, XXI century. I have a text in Excel 2013 which is displayed as ...
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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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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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PHP exec iconv doesn't work

I have an .sh script and an iconv command inside. I can't use the PHP iconv function. I don't knwo why but with my script the iconv command doesn't do anything. It's creating an empty file without ...
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Excel csv encoding default

Ok here's the deal I exported a csv in UTF-16 format via PHP and open it in excel...All the encoding works perfectly. My question is, suppose I edit this csv and then just hit save in excel and ...
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Keep formatting while pasting to Visual Studio 2012

I'm having trouble keeping special formatting while copying from Notepad++ to Visual Studio 2012. I can't paste it here either, so I've made some images. Notepad++ Notepad The characters in ...
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Encoding Problems with dropbox on fat32 used on Windows and Debian

I am using an encrypted (Truecrypt) data-Partition (fat32), on which my Dropbox folder is located. This Partition is mounted on Windows 8 as well as Crunchbang (Debian wheezy) and Ubuntu 12.10. When ...
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FFMPEG Multistream WMV

I need a program for Ubuntu Lucid that can covert a video file to a multistream WMV. I have been looking into FFMPEG, but I can cannot figure out how to do several streams in a single WMV. Currently ...