Pertains to the processing, import or export of plain characters (either ASCII or Unicode) from any language in written form

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Text tagging/analysis tool for Mac

I'm a doctoral student doing research in the humanities. As part of my research I have gathered together a lot of interview text. To analyse this data I want to be able to easily tag sections of text ...
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Inputting formatted IRC text in Pidgin

What plugin or software is available to use Pidgin's native text formatting system to allow IRC messages to be sent with formatted text?             
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Fixing Corrupted Text

I Have text which looks like this: supposed to undergo yearly cardiac exam in order to stay on transplant list. But, there are > patients who are missing important cardiac information. It is yo ...
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Replace Array Of Characters With Another Character With In Text File?

Is there any tool to replace some characters with another one but at once , i mean for example i have text file like this : .>+&5+B0"0,9,04A?@"56/!3 Replace each of this character with ...
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API/Tool for mining unstructured text? [closed]

I wish to create a concepts map from unstructured text. For example Desired input: find "/" -name "*.txt" Desired output: concepts-graph.dot In other words, I want to mine my text files and create ...
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Need an excel macro to produce a formatted text file

I am just learning how to make macros and I found a macro that nearly does what I need it to do, which is output a text file from Excel. What I need it to do is output this in a .mhd format, which I ...
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Using Windows Batch Files to Filter a TEXT File & Create 2 files: Non-Alphanumeric & Alphanumeric

Windows batch files to execute this task: I would like to read a text file in which the variables are in quotes and are on seperate lines. If the variable is Alphanumeric, then it goes in the ...
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What tool can I use for scripted text manipulation?

Use case: I often have to deal with bad input data from my managers - malformed XML, CSV or other text files. I have to maually edit them into a usable format, which I normally do using a combination ...
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How can I batch rename all files in a folder to '.txt'?

Can I change all files in my folder (extensions like .log01012010, .log02012010) to .txt? So I can search through all the files with the built-in Windows 7 file searcher?
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create multiple files from single text file based on headings

I have what I think is a really simple problem to solve (preferably with OS X / *nix terminal tools rather than windows command line). I have a manuscript formatted in markdown with # (H1) denoting ...
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Less not scrolling immediately on long lines (xterm-256color vs vt100)

When I press 'j' in a text file with long lines, it won't proceed to the next line until I've pressed j 'n' times. So if I have a file: a b c d e (long line that displays as 5 lines on screen) ...
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How to calculate a column of sums or test inequalities?

Given 34-2 34-5 34-3 I'm looking to obtain 34-2=28 34-5=29 34-3=31 Or, this would also be helpful: given: 34-2=5 34-5<=34 34-3=31 I'm looking to obtain ! 34-2=5 34-5<=34 ...
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Append line length at end of each line

Given input: tree branch the desired output is tree 4 branch 6 What is a *nix available command that does this?
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Substitution in text file **without** regular expressions

I need to substitute some text inside a text file with a replacement. Usually I would do something like sed -i 's/text/replacement/g' path/to/the/file The problem is that both text and replacement ...
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Strike-through text: Microsoft Lync

Somehow I hit a magic key combination in Microsoft Lync that is sending strike-through text. When I look at the "A" icon (text properties), I don't see an option for strike-through. How can I ...
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Is there any way to keep text passed to head, tail, less, etc. to be colored?

Is there any way to keep colorization of text passed through pipe | to head, tail, less, etc.?
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Hidden characters inserted after pipe (|) followed by a space

Very often, on my Mac, when I use the pipe (|) character followed by a space character, an invincible character will be inserted in between. This is especially annoying when using the terminal, as it ...
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Unicode text exceeding boundaries?

I've seen this before on youtube comments and such as well but what is this called and how is it done? I saw it here ...
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Obtaining a list of words from a GNU aspell dictionary

I downloaded the aspell package for Bengali language dictionary support. From the tarball, I was able to isolate the bn.wl file, which is simply a list of about 100,000 words, one on each line. The ...
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Mobile phone simulator for development [closed]

I have a new software that I developed for mobile phones, to allow the user to receive text for a chance to win prizes, wallpapers, ringtones etc... I want to know if there's a software that can ...
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What tool can produce the line count of a text?

I don't want it to delete the rest or anything but just to quickly report the number of lines the text I just entered is included. Is there a tool that quickly finds "the number of lines in this text ...
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Fix a corrupted text file

I had a plain English .txt file. After sending it via Bluetooth, the content is corrupted and has weird characters like : #šh‘÷ÔÈ Any tips on what I can do to recover the original text?
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Linux, how to search some text in a PDF File

I would like to search some text in a PDF file. For example, where is the word "go to" in my PDF? If you find it, what page is there? I find this command line : find /TEMP -name 'manu.pdf' -exec ...
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MySql memory allocation

Anybody knows how MySql allocates memory for "text" and "blob" in case i'm inserting smaller data than the max size of the column ? For example, What happens when i insert 50K string into a "text" ...
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Remove first N lines from an active log file

Is there a way to remove the first N lines from a log that is being actively appended by an application?
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In Notepad++, how do I split long lines in several rows?

I usually use Notepad++ for programming, but recently I started doing some writing in it as well. Writing usually involves long paragraphs with no line breaks, and currently those are displayed in ...
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What program/text editor can i use [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Find and Replace using different keywords Im trying to find and replace some stuff, i need to find and replace using the following terms in one file: (actually i need ...
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From the Mac OS X command line, how can I insert a line after a certain marker line?

I have an HTML file. One line is the file is white space followed by this text: <!-- insert new downloads here --> How can I insert a line of text after that line in the file, just from the ...
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Microsoft Visio: Changing text orientation to landscape

In Microsoft Visio 2007, is there a way to change the text in the boxes so that it is oriented in landscape vs the defaulted portrait orientation? If so, how do I accomplish this? The box shape I am ...
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Convert .doc or .rtf to clean HTML on OS X

When I export a file from Word or TextEdit, I get very bloated HTML, full of crazy style tags on every paragraph, so I can't even clean it by hand. The only information I want preserved is: ...
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Extract text from PDF with a right to left language

I'm trying to extract text from a PDF with right to left language, and the text is get is mirrored. This happens in Nitro Reader 2 and Adobe Reader. How can I do it so that the text extracted will be ...
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How to fix vim textwidth during editing?

When editing files that I limit in my .vimrc to tw=80, when I come back to edit them later, the line-lengths end up all over the place. e.g. lets say for the sake of argument that this line hits 80 ...
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How do you copy+paste text from the terminal to a web browser, and vice versa?

I was just wondering if there's a simple way to do this, or whether it's completely dependent on the terminal you use. If that's the case, then is there a standard that most terminals go by? Right ...
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Make PDF tables able to be copied into Excel? (InDesign)

My organisation is publishing data tables, with these two design requirements: Must be a PDF to preserve our brand style and formatting, for people who want to print the tables themselves to use as ...
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Formatted hard drive, forgot to back up a text file. How do I get it back?

I have already had the same problem before. On that occasion, I found a program that could scan my entire hard drive for string pieces so I could recover it. Unfortunately I don't remember the name of ...
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Formatted HD, forgot to back up a text file. How do I get it back?

I have already had the same problem before. On that ocasion, I found a program that could scan my entire HD for string pieces so I could recover it. Unfortunatelly I don't remember the name of the ...
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Firefox combobox search

There are sometimes comboboxes on web pages (also known as <select> tags) with so many options that it is hard to read them all. A solution would be a plugin or extension to search big ...
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Where is the Text Transform option for curving text in Microsoft Word?

I have looked at the following question: How to curve text in Word 2010? Following the answer, I inserted a WordArt object. The answer said to look at Text Effects → Transform, but I can't find ...
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Getting complement of two text files on the Unix command line

Is there a fast Unix-based utility (ideally written in C) for getting efficient, streaming intersection/union of tab-delimited text files? For example, allow queries such as "give me the all the ...
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Sublime Text 2 doesn't support Chinese words on Linux (Ubuntu), anybody know how to solve this?

Sublime Text 2 goes wrong with Chinese words on Linux, neither can type in any Chinese words, nor display it correctly. But it seems that the official site said it has support UTF-8 characters. Am I ...
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How to Save a File with a Filename Using a TimeCode in Linux

I'm on a tablet pc (Lenovo X60) so my keyboard is not available all (most) of the time, AND I'm trying out Linux Mint instead of Windows. The main thing I'm missing is my AutoHotKey :( I need to ...
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In Photoshop, how can I create letters with a gradient?

I am trying to create block letters where it gets darker at the top of the letters like the image below. What is the best way to create these type of letters in Photoshop? I am currently running ...
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How to repeat each line of a file, from the Linux command line?

How to make a file like: one two three ... into: one one two two three three ... I'm thinking this must be possible with one simple Linux command. If my editor had block selections or macros ...
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Copy files from m3u to destination

I have a playlist, m3u extended, formated like: #EXTM3U #EXTINF:213,2 Tåst - (foo bar) /home/www/Music/Test/test 123 - test.mp3 My problem is, that it seems the line-break is encoded as '\n\r' ...
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Is there a tool to measure file difference percentage?

I am looking to compare two text files. Normally, I can just use diff to compare the two files to see the differences. This is great, except that I am more concerned with the percentage difference of ...
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Changing binary file to readable text file

I have a program that creates a file that stores text like this: application/octet-stream; charset=binary now i need to convert this file to this: text/plain; charset=us-ascii i know this is ...
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How do I edit text as one of the layers, using GIMP

I have a PSD and I want to edit text which is one of the "layers". Can I edit the text or do I have to create a new layer and delete the existing one.
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Artifacts on some fonts in Chrome

I'm getting a really weird distortion of some fonts in Chrome and I don't know why. The font looks messy and corrupted. Any ideas? The occurs on many sites, but this screenshot is from Youtube.
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What is the recommend DPI for high definition screen 19" 1920x1080

I bought an nice laptop with a HD 1920x1080 screen. The problem is text is almost unreadable, it is tiny. So I scaled the DPI (dots per inch) up to make the text readable. What is the recommend ...
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Efficiently stripe incoming one-word lines onto columns?

Consider a stream of one-word lines such as the stdout of $ echo foo bar baz quux xyxxy thud | tr ' ' '\n' foo bar baz quux xyxxy thud I say "one-word" to indicate there is no whitespace other than ...