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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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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 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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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?
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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 ...
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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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IE 10 special characters

I'm using a Windows 8 64 bit laptop with IE 10 installed. I have a problem regarding special characters in IE 10. My OS is English however I'm using a Turkish keyboard. Now in Chrome, Firefox I ...
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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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How do I enter special characters in text mode in dia?

How do I enter special characters in text mode in dia? I am talking about the Greek characters like (alpha, beta, gamma or epsilon) or other mathematical symbols. I am using dia in Ubuntu, if that is ...
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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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How do I find out which font contains a certain special character?

Unicode contains a few special "characters" which are not displayable by most fonts. I want to use one of them, a video camera. It seems that such a character exists indeed, and has the codepoint ...
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Searching for literal characters with Firefox’ find feature

When using Ctrl+f to find the character ’, Firefox also finds ' (and vice versa). This was not the case in older Firefox versions (I don’t know exactly since when this happens). I understand that ...
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How do I write special characters without AltGr key?

I ran into a problem trying to write some special characters like {}, @ etc using AltGr key. It is not system-wide issue, I encountered it just in Android Studio IDE and I already solved it in Android ...
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What is the coding character shurtcut on Windows?

I can use ` character with copy-paste from charmap but i want use with shortcut on my keyboard. What can i do? What is shortcut of this character on Windows 8? My keyboard is: Turkish Windows 8 ...
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Rename a question mark (?) in filenames

With rename it is possible to bulk change filenames. I managed to get rid of all + with this command and replace them with underscores: rename 's/\+/_/g' * I could change normal letters like a to ...
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Can I backup setting of shotcut keys on special characters in Ms-Office

I am using Ms-Office 2007 and created some shortcut keys for special characters as shown below screen-shot: Now My question is: Is there any way to backup this setting/configuration of shortcut ...
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Space and Tab characters show up weirdly in Word 2010

Each time I hit the spacebar, it puts a dot mid line, and when I hit tab key I get an arrow which points to the right of the line. How do I get rid of those marks?
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How to add the Em dash “—” to my keyboard?

I have an AZERTY keyboard, and an ErgoDox keyboard. I can map all the keys I want to the Ergodox, and macros as well. I'm looking for the —. This is the Em dash; it is different from the "minus" of ...
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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 type _capitalized_ Czech accented characters with a Czech Programmers' Keyboard

Not long ago I started the following thread on how to write Czech with a standard US ASCII keyboard on Windows 7: Writing Czech with US ASCII keyboard on Windows 7 where I was able to ask the ...
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Why does my browser display abnormally few special characters? [duplicate]

I want to insert some special characters in Google Docs. However,there are many that my browser doesn't seem to recognize. How can I get my browser to recognize them?
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Special characters in folder names cause delete by batch-file to fail

I'm trying to delete empty folders via a batch file, in Windows. for /f "usebackq delims=" %%d in ("dir V:\Temp /ad/b/s | sort /R") do rd "%%d" fails on folders with special characters - ...
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How do I type the backtick / Grave accent character on a (UK) Windows 8 touch keyboard?

How do I type backtick (i.e. `) on a Windows 8 touch keyboard? This is a similar question to How do I type the tick and backtick characters on Windows? but the answer there covers real physical ...
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Full character map

The windows Character Map tool only displays the characters from code point 0x21 (U+0021) onwards. Is there a standard (or known) tool that would display all characters of a font including the range ...
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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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Mac-style Option Key for Special Characters in Windows

One feature I like about OS X is that the "Option" key can be used to enter special characters while typing, making it easy to enter scientific symbols, accents, and so on. I know in Windows you can ...
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Cannot type special characters using Alt+number in Windows

My Windows 8 machine has recently (in the last couple of months) stopped letting me type special characters with their Alt codes (e.g. holding down Alt and typing 0133 on the numpad should produce an ...
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Why some unicode characters are missing in charmap?

In Windows, Character Map doesn't seem to display all of the unicode characters, even if the selected font supports them, and "Character set" selector is "Unicode". For example, the small envelope ...
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use sed to replace nbsp, 160, Hex 00a0, Octal 240, non-breaking space

I am having some problems with config files which have the non-breaking space chars in them. How should I specify that character with sed so I can replace it with a space. sed -n 's/ / /g' ...
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What is the charater code of the arrow used in location bar/breadcrumb bar of Windows Explorer?

I want to know the character code of the arrows that used in Windows 7's Explorer as below screenshot - the ones that are marked red. (Reason: I want to add a button like that in my WPF application) ...
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How to grep diacritics with pdfgrep

I just install pdfgrep on my win server 2012 using cgywin and it's work fine except for special chars with diacritics, when I type: pdfgrep -i -H -c -r "confirme" ...
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Producing a specific ASCII character in Ubuntu

I'm used to holding the left Alt and entering the ASCII character whenever I'm using an unknown keyboard configuration and want to type a special character. For example, Alt + 0 + 9 + 2 makes a ...
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Can't delete files with special (and odd) filename characters

I was cleaning up my NAS and found this odd situation. $ pwd /Volumes/Backup/NoteHP/Outras/Ed Motta $ ls -larit total 12932 7786751625 -rwx------ 1 rjdsantos staff 3388293 Feb 2 2005 Ed Motta ...
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How to use special characters in username/password for HTTP proxy?

I am trying to setup an HTTP proxy on a Windows machine. Problem is, the password has a special character (@) in it that is causing the set command to fail. I have tried both escaping the character ...
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How do I find out which language some Unicode characters belong to?

On Facebook, there are currently messages floating around with these strange chars: ก็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็ กิิิิิิิิิิิิิิิิิิิิ ก้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้ They are used to confuse the reader, because ...
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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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Why are special characters such as “carriage return” represented as “^M”?

Why is ^M used to represent a carriage return in VIM and other contexts? My guess is that M is the 13th letter of the Latin alphabet and a carriage return is \x0D or decimal 13. Is this the reason? ...
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Is there an Excel formula to identify special characters in a cell?

We have about 3500 documents whose filenames need to be manually scrubbed to remove special characters like brackets, colons, semicolons, commas, etc. I have a text file that I've dumped into excel, ...
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Weird special character issue in all browsers

Today Chrome started behaving in a rather weird way. Some websites no longer display special characters properly. For example: I see a 6 instead of an á but if I copy and paste the character itself ...
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How to convert Windows filenames (from a checksums.md5) to *nix notation so I can use it on my shell with md5sum?

I have some checksums.md5 verification files from an ntfs external drive, but using windows notation: \ instead of /, spaces between file names (not escaped), reserved shell characters (like (, &, ...