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encoding that is compatible with both latin1 and uft-8?

I use vim to edit files and I can make it display Korean only if I set the "Current language for non-Unicode program" to "Korean". I can accept that thtat is the way it supposed to be. But then if I ...
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unicode double latin letters (ligatures)

What unicode characters are there where two latin letters are joined together in a ligature to form a single unicode character? similar to this type of character: ㎐ or æ I looked in the unicode ...
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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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Can I see/change text encoding in Word 2003?

I received a Word document with Bulgarian text. When I copy-paste it to our web based CMS some letters change (possibly to Russian??). If I copy and paste special (from Word 2003 to Word 2003 as ...
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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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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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Can Intel Xeon Phi improve ffmpeg performance?

I'm building a server for video encoding and I'm planning to use the latest Xenon e5-2697 v2. Can Xeon Phi help me improve ffmpeg encoding performance? a bit confused by this new "processor" ...
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How to add watermark when converting to more than one video with -s option?

I have a problem adding watermark to my video. I'm converting a video into 5 different resolutions using the -s option. what I've tried: waterMark="\"movie=/watermark.png [watermark]; ...
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Notepad++ doesn't show Russian letters

I'm trying to setup the translation file (.php) but can't get Notepad++ to display the Russian text. The file was created on a PC with Russian Windows 7 (Windows Notepad) and everything looks fine ...
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Special characters in Emacs dired and attachment paths on Windows 7: “\374” instead of “ü” displayed

I want to use dired+ in Emacs for browsing directory paths on Windows 7. I'm having problems with special characters like äöü in dired mode and in attachment paths: dired When I'm trying to ...
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Converting iTunes m3u file to be readable by mpd (special characters and encoding issue)

I have generated a iTunes m3u file because it is easier to create specific playlist (with intelligent playlists). It needed a little conversion to replace ^M characters to newline, but now I have ...
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Hex to base64 on *nix [duplicate]

Note: I have marked this question as a duplicate of another question. But I am keeping it nonetheless as it has an example and a clearly explained answer, so hopefully it should help others. ...
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How was this value of ObjectGUID encoded?

An application stores the objectGUID of a user's MSAD entry internally as: msad://OBJECTGUID=\5c\78\33\6d\77\d8\df\44\80\07\d2\77\da\d5\c5\69?USER Below are the Uids I see when I pull the user's ...
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How those undocumented ANSI codes work

I found gnu head ANSI art (that show up in alsmot grayscale on Cygwin terminal) and it have undocumented ANSI CSI SGR numbers like: [38;5;243m Wikipedia say that the numbers are up to 109. What ...
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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 these characters (%25u, %25U) in a URL, pose a security risk?

I was reviewing some SiteMinder APACHE 2.2 WebAgent configuration files when I came across '%25u,%25U' in the list of ASCII/URL-encoded characters in the attribute badurlchars as below: [Wed Jun 19 ...
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What character encoding does ODT use?

Whenever I open an ODT file saved by LibreOffice with default settings, and open it in a plain text editor, I get a bunch of nonsense. Not a single trace of the text I typed. In what character ...
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Tight Encoding on android vnc [closed]

I'm customize my own VNC client and server with TightVNC open source. I remove all of its interactions of RFB protocol. So there is noway to negotiation encoding types or any other options. I choose ...
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Under Windows 7 cmd.exe, why do both utf8(65001) and gbk(936) display Chinese filename correctly?

Under Win7 cmd.exe, running the following commands will reproduce the situation I faced today: (to clarify, my D: partition is formatted as NTFS.) D:\...\_play\notes> chcp Active code page: 65001 ...
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Linux VLC subtitles - qestionmarks instead of several characters

While watching movie using VLC with czech subtitles, qestionmarks appears instead of some (ěščřž etc.) characters. Steps that I have tried so far: Converting subtitles from windows-1250 to utf-8 ...
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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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CSV files cant store special characters?

I have read several other questions on this subject but none have an answer which fixes my problem. I have an execel file which is in russian and I need to convert it to CSV without it losing any of ...
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Extract files with umlaut in 7zip file created under windows to Linux

I want to extract a large backup of my hard drive compressed with 7zip under Windows to my Debian Wheezy installation. I'm using the following command line: 7z x -pmypasswordhere file.7z If there's ...
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Compiling x264 with mp4 support

I need x264 for my project. I have one at /opt/local/bin/x264, but when I execute the following command: x264 --qpfile cuepoints.qp --output output.mp4 input.mp4 it says: x264 [error]: not ...
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How can I use a password with special characters in desktop programs?

At the moment I am concerned about the security of my Facebook account. I have taken advantage of Facebook's ability to accept very long passwords with special characters, and created a password that ...
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Preserve text readability while encoding game screencasts

I have a bunch of (almost lossless) 3d game screencasts which now occupy considerable amount of my hdd space. I would like to reduce their size. Overall image quality isn't of great concern, except ...
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Specify MPEG-4 as encoding parameter in FFmpeg

I want to ask about mpeg4 codec parameters. I use it to encode video in Evalvid environment as follows: ./ffmpeg -s cif -r 30 -b 64000 -bt 3200 -g 30 -i raw.yuv -vcodec mpeg4 vid.m4v The video will ...
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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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How to force convert with convmv

I have had a lot of files with filenames in windows-1251 encoding. I wanted to convert it to utf8.But I have accidentally converted it wrongly by convmv: convmv -r --notest -f windows-1255 -t ...
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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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́╗┐' is not recognized as an internal or external command

When executing certain files (mainly batch) using PsExec I get these weird ́╗┐' symbols before my command. My initial thought was, that I were using wrong encoding, but after checking, I realized that ...
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ffmpeg video with watermark and subtitle at same time

Hi I want to add watermark png image to video with hardcode substitle .srt file at same time what changes i should do the to following line ffmpeg -i input.mkv -threads 0 -c:v libx264 -crf 28 -preset ...
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Different Alt codes with the same codepage

Alt+0120 on my computer prints "H" on my computer but on my friend's computer prints "x". The chcp command on both computers returns 720 as default code page. Do you have any idea what is different ...
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.Bat xcopy - special characters

this is the code of my .bat file: @echo off xcopy "C:\Users\Administrator\věc" "C:\věc" /e /i /h echo Done pause However it says:File not found - výc. See ě char changed into ý Why is it so? ...
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Video encoding application for a two-processor, 16 core system

I need to perform some video encoding, but most of the applications (or settings) that I've used will not take full advantage of my workstation. I'm using two Xeon processors, 8 cores per processor ...
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Pasting Periods into Putty Instead of Apostrophes (from MS Word)

When I'm trying to paste text from Word (or even other MSFT applications) that use an apostrophe (') or double-quotes (") into a PuTTY session, the apostrophes or double-quotes get turned into periods ...
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X-Terminals don't show UTF-8 character correctly when using Likewise-Open authentification

I have this really weird problem with X terminal emulators. I want to use UTF-8 and it works everywhere else in my system, but not in graphical terminals. When I start e.g. Urxvt and press öäå-keys it ...
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Vim upside down question marks on whitespace

I've installed spf13-vim on my Vagrant machine with Ubuntu. The issue is that when I log into Vagrant with vagrant ssh and run Vim then I get all these upside down question marks on either making a ...
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ssh backspace deletes one character instead of two (utf-8 symbols)

Im accessing a remote computer using ssh and running a bash command to input symbols using standard input stream: read test;echo $test It's ok to input english letters and use backspace to ...
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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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Encoding Problems On Linux

I have a file on Oracle Linux Server 5.9 where its charset is utf-8, but when I want to print it with cat, less, tail, nano etc. I can't see some characters. When I copy file to Windows 7, I'm able ...
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EGit (Eclipse) wrongly interpreting file names with non-ASCII characters?

I recently switched to using a Git repository within Eclipse (Juno SR2), using EGit. In our project, some file names contains umlauts and other special non-ASCII-characters. On the command line, git ...
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FFmpeg streaming: problems with device name

I'm trying to stream web camera and microphone in Windows using FFmpeg. First, I get my devices names (to specify -i parameter in streaming command) using a command like this: ffmpeg -list_devices ...
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Can't handle convmv

Description: Ubuntu 11.10 Release: 11.10 Codename: oneiric I have a lot of folders and files with ??? ???? ??.txt - like file names when I do $ sudo mount -t vfat /dev/sdb1 ...
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opensource vp6a encoding

I am looking for a way to encode a movie with vp6a. I was hoping I would be able to do this with ffmpeg using this command: ffmpeg -i test.flv -loop 1 -i bg.tga -vcodec vp6a -vframes 1037 -b:v 1024k ...
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Sublime Text 2 - Encoding UTF-8

How do I change the file encoding in Sublime Text 2? How do I change character encoding of a text file in OpenOffice.org writer? http://www.sublimetext.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=3541
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All text files copied to my pc have encoding problems

No matter what their origin, if I copy/download a text file to my PC, polish characters are replaced by some weird ones. I've tried converting the files to different encodings, but it was not of much ...
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What does the “cutoff” option do in FFmpeg?

I am encoding some FLAC files into AAC and I came across the -cutoff option. I do not see this option in the documentation, however I did find it in the help $ ffmpeg -v warning -h full | grep ...