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Sending accented characters to Clipboard from a batch file

I've been trying to find a solution to this, but I wrote a basic program to automatically produce an "outage" report more or less, that I need copied into the clipboard so that I can paste it into a ...
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Removing terminal special character `^@`

when I less a file, it looks like this. ^@00002201-271f-43b9-81a7-000b0a31abe5 ^@00004695-2281-44df-b18d-bd68b63fced4 ^@00009273-3a0f-4c2e-b708-805e02147f55 ^@0000a0e6-3889-43f2-9635-63e114c38f29 ...
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Are certain characters not supported in Network Shares/WebDav?

I use OneDrive to store many of the files I use often and rather than accessing it through the OneDrive application for PC, I map several of the OneDrive folders I use most often using this procedure, ...
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What is Word's non-printing symbol that is a small circle (looks like a “degrees” mark)?

What is Word's non-printing symbol that is a small circle (looks like a "degrees" mark)? I haven't found this in other articles, web searches, forums. Is it a new version of "keep with next"? This ...
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How to force Windows to rename a file with a special character?

I have a song that Windows can't play because there is a question mark in the name of the file. "Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?.ogg" // as an example So I try to rename it and Windows complains ...
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Surrogate character to visualize a space like ̺ this, but without combining?

I'm looking for a character in Unicode like this (in black): The problem with COM­BI­NING INVERTED BRID­GE BELOW (code point U+033A, \xCC\xBA in UTF-8) is that it must be combined with another ...
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Getting  and â characters in linux putty console?

I am very much annoyed by â and  output in manual outputs of most of the commands. Can someone please suggest me workaround? I am using putty in SSH mode and my linux server is customized by Amazon ...
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(Czech) character set support in gvim 7.3 on Windows 7

I have received the following text on a Skype conversation, so I assume it is encoded in UTF-8. The special characters are from the Latin 2 (e.g. Czech) character set. Štěpánka Now I have tried to ...
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replace string with proper tab character in Notepad++

I have a string like this: "001234","123","","Automated Letters""\t""Arrears Advice","\\PATH\FILE.doc" instead of Automated Letters""\t""Arrears Advice I need Automated Letters Arrears Advice ...
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Regex search and replace on a webpage

I am proofreading plain OCR generated text on webpages, cleaning up typos (scanos) which I search for and replace using Regex strings. My problem is with the ">" and" "<" characters. How would I ...
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¿BUG? can not create file with '=' via command line ECHO and COPY CON

WHERE is the documentation that explains the apparently anomalous behaviour of the equal sign below? STEPS TO REPRODUCE (at a command prompt): example with ECHO: H:\BUGS>echo abc > a-b.txt ...
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How can I find the Alt KeyCode for a glyph with the Windows system tools?

How can I find the Alt KeyCode of a particular glyph (special character) using any standard utility that ships with Windows (or a ?command line statement?)? I understand this might seem like a ...
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Cannot type any special character or umlaut in terminal

Environment: I am using Ubuntu 11.10 with wmii 3.9 as GUI and uxterm as terminal with bash as shell. The hardware is a Lenovo ThinkPad W500 with a Swissgerman keyboard layout (thus I need umlauts). I ...
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How can I add TAB key in a combination?

I was just customizing my mouse extra buttons (in Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center) and I wanted to assign Win+TAB combination to one of the buttons. It has a special option for adding Win button ...
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How do I get Word 2007 to stop changing the font when pasting special characters

When pasting text as "unformatted unicode text" in Word 2007, some special characters will be rendered in a different font, even when the current font at the place of insertion has these characters. ...
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Does merging fonts via FontForge replace existing characters?

As the title clearly states, I am not sure how Merge Fonts feature works in FontForge. We all know that DroidSans.ttf in the android system does not support all special characters. That's why I want ...
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Subversion checkout error when checking out repository with &

My Subversion repository name has & in it. I get an error while checking it out. Is there a workaround? svn co https://ssss.my.com/D&G/ OPTIONS of https://ssss.my.com/D&G/ 200 OK
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Excel destroying special character when saved as CSV

I am working on a project that uses a CSV file supplied by the client to populate a database. The client is to create the spreadsheet, then save it as a CSV to be uploaded, which is then parsed into a ...
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UNICODE bidirectional text characters

need to work with malware which uses bidi strings. They not so widely documented and I've found part of them in one place, part in another. For now I have these: 1. LRM - 0x200E 2. RLM - 0x200F 3. ...
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Is there a Pac-Man-like character in ASCII or Unicode?

Simple question: is there a character that looks either like Pac-Man, or like the ghost in Pac-Man? With Google's recent Pac-Man logo, everyone should know what these look like, but in case you don't ...
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How do I delete a file with invalid characters in Windows 8.1 (not even Cygwin helps)

After a problem I've encountered with the Windows 8 Store I had to delete a system folder. Unfortunately, inside it there's a file with invalid characters (filename as it's displayed via ls or dir): ...
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Why does the Unicode character (U+2295) come out as (U+2248)

I open Notepad and then type +2295 holding down the Alt key, then release the Alt key. I save the file with Unicode encoding. However the output is not ...
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Insert Unicode characters via the keyboard in Windows 10 on a laptop without a numeric keypad [duplicate]

I have already read this answer Insert Unicode characters via the keyboard?. However I have tried that on Windows 10 and it didn't seem to change anything. Considering that the solution was from back ...
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Sublime text Find Replace any Character

Is there a way to find and replace using a special character that would allow any char to be in it's place? What I mean by this is say I have the following text: ...
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How can I display hidden characters in Excel 2013?

Apparently in earlier versions of Excel, there was an option "Show Control Characters" which seems to be missing from 2013. Is there a way to display hidden characters in a worksheet? I have a ...
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Italian keyboard: entering the tilde (~) and backtick (`) characters without changing keyboard layout

Here is what the layout of an Italian keyboard looks like: As you can see, the curly braces, which are absolutely necessary to write code in any of C, C++, JavaScript, Java, Objective C, and ...
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Batch removal of special characters from file names in Linux

I am seeking to remove all special characters from several files' worth of downloaded .pdfs, and came across exactly the solution I was looking for, albeit in an OS X environment: function to ...
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Prevent the “Alt Gr” key from producing special characters

I'm using windows 10 and I want to use the alt gr key for setting shortcuts in an application. The application is successfully interpreting the shortcut, but it doesn't stop the key from inserting ...
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Notepad++ proper encoding settings

Notepad++ can't display characters like ⊰ http://graphemica.com/%E2%8A%B0 . What is the best settings to solve this problem?
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Notepad++ inserting special Unicode characters in UTF-8

What's the best ways to enter special Unicode characters into a Notepad++ document? Do I have to rely on the operating system (Windows)? Looking for a see-and-click solution. I can bring up the ...
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Delete “unidentified” carriage-return char from a text file

I have a text file containing a strange "carriage return" char. If I open the file with Notepad I can't see the new line. If I open the file with Wordpad I can see the new line. I uploaded an ...
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How to untar file with UTF-8 special characters in Windows

I want extract a TAR file with special characters UTF-8 and when open it with WinRAR and PeaZip show filename like mark question and when extract it with WinRAR and 7-Zip file name change to ...
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Sending special characters sms from asterisk CLI

I've setted up an asterisk with a gsm card (openvox a400p) succesfully. I've tested send sms from CLI and it works great. The problem is with special characters: CLI doesn't allow me tu put any ...
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Scrutiny all visible or invisible characters of a text file [closed]

Is there any software that can be used to scrutinize all visible or invisible characters in a text file (characters like BOM, direction mark, line feed ...)? Showing the Unicode name of characters ...
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Why do left + right double quote characters change PuTTY's title bar?

I ran across this accidentally when selecting a text row from a mySql database that contained several of the left double quote ( “ &#8220; ) and right double quote ( ” &#8221; ) ...
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regex to match everything but substrings beginning with hashkey

I am building a regex to filter out any substrings beginning with '#' or '@'. I am trying to filter tweets from those. Currently it matches everything no matter if the string contains words beginning ...
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How to type half-space in Microsoft OneNote?

I can type a half-space on Microsoft Word using Ctrl + Minus_Key. But I don't know why it is not working on Microsoft OneNote! How can I type this character on Microsoft OneNote? Note: I'm writing in ...
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Service Pack 1Ð? What does Ð stand for?

While looking at some crash reports, I saw that one of the users has "Windows 7 Service Pack 1Ð". I thought that maybe it's a buffer overflow bug, but after googling for "Service Pack 1Ð", I saw that ...
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Trouble trying to use Windows Search to search for file with a question mark in the content

It seems that Windows Search is having trouble when I specify a question mark character as the content that I'm searching for within my files. I've tried: content:? content:"?" content:"\?" ...
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Opening a file with a # in its path using the default application from Excel 2007

I have a pdf file which is located at "D:\some\#folder\filename.pdf". And want to open it from an Excel worksheet by clicking on a hyperlink (or something similar). Just creating a hyperlink does not ...
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Strange Characters in Windows 8

A PC of a friend of mine just start to showing this strange characters and I don't know what to do. It's just like this: He can't do anything because from time to time (like seconds) the start menu ...
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How to create a shortcut for a Unicode special character in Lotus 8.5?

How do I create just one-click shortcut for Unicode special characters, like Alt+P for section symbol?
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Why can't you use special characters in a filename, like “?” or “;”?

When I try to save a file, if I use special characters in the name (such as a colon, question mark, or exclamation point) in Windows I get a message saying that the file name is invalid. Why is that? ...
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Ampersand & special character on a Active Directory Name and CMD commands

I have a group that part of its name contains an ampersand & I am trying different commands for example dsquery group -name A&I-group but it does not work I tried escaping it using the ...
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Removing special characters (spaces, newlines, tabs) from a text file

I have a flat file (1252 ANSI-Latin 1 encoding) that I wrote out from querying a third party's SQL database that has within it extraneous characters. To make it easier to reformat, I am writing it ...
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How did I manage to combine O and c to © in PuTTY?

Today's mystery: I was going to type the word "Och", meaning "and" in Swedish. However, I ended up with ©h, and I don't know why, and I cannot reproduce it. The chain of software is as follows. ...
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In firefox (or any other webbrowser) search text while ignoring (e.g.) French accents

I am looking for a way to search web pages using firefox (preferably, but any other browser will do also) in such a way that I can enter a word without accents, and it will find all accented versions ...
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Typing Arrow Pointing Leftwards Then Curving Upwards

It seems that the Arrow Pointing Leftwards Then Curving Upwards character doesn't exist. The Arrow Pointing Rightwards Then Curving Upwards already exists. I've searched for how to write that ...
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Can I define a new character for my OS?

Normally when I write u+0022 it writes " (Look here). Is there any way to define a new character? I mean can I design a character and define a value (u+9999, for example) to it in order to make OS ...
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Need for centered circumflex over Φ (the “phi” character) using Word 2010

There was a helpful answer 3 years ago about putting a circumflex over a letter by using (optional U)+302 and Alt+X. That worked! But when I try it with the phi character, the circumflex leans on the ...