Unicode is the standard for computer representation of plain text. It encompasses the Universal Character Set, intended to unambiguously represent all characters used in human writing systems in any language, Unicode Transformation Formats (UTFs), defining standardized formats for storing and ...

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How to view Unicode characters Paragraph Separator and Line Separator in Notepad++?

How can I see Unicode characters Paragraph Separator and Line Separator in Notepad++? If I select View - Show Symbol - Show All Characters, I still can't see these two characters. For example in ...
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Strings.exe does not see Cyrillic

Sysinternals utility Strings.exe does not see Cyrillic strings despite the fact that it works with Unicode. Does exist any utilities or libraries that really can extract all printable Unicode strings ...
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Why are some combining diacritics shifted to the right in some programs?

I've noticed that in Chrome (and also Word), certain combining diacritics display to the right of the character they apply to instead of covering it or being on top of/below it. For example on this ...
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difficulty opening a file(man page) with funny characters in gVIM

I did man ssh_config>a from cygwin I generated the file I want to print $ man ssh_config >a I then opened it in gvim as you see from the screenshot. I might join many of the lines (vim's J) ...
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What unicode characters are between hex 7E and A0?

What is the unicode between 0x7E and 0xA0? Looking on charmap it shows 7E then A0 I know 7F is a control character. But that still leaves the rest up to just before A0, so the characters of 7F-9F ...
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How to soft code non-english subtitles for movies to be playable on Sony smart TVs

I'm looking for a way to soft code non-English subtitles (common formats .srt etc) into movies and they be playable in a Smart TV like Sony Bravia. i tried to use mkvmerge GUI (mmg) and it did it very ...
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How can some output of `cat` change how unicode characters are interpreted in bash?

This is a question out of sheer curiosity: I have a custom PS1 setting in bash that is just the current directory, followed by a lowercase lambda (ฮป), e.g. ~ฮป. I accidentally used cat with a binary ...
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Libreoffice calc export to pdf. Some characters appear different

I'm having the following problem: when I try to export a .ods file to .pdf on Libreoffice Calc 4.3.2.2, I use some Unicode characters. Most of the time they appear in the pdf just fine, but in some ...
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How to type a minus char in Windows, or why do Alt-Codes produce different chars in different programs?

I got stuck with a problem with Alt-codes. I frequently need to enter the minus sign in my texts. My company uses Excel, PowerPoint and Word to exchange texts. Therefore I need to be able to type the ...
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How to a add a Unicode Range in FontForge?

I would like to add '๐Ÿ–' to an existing font. It is in Miscellaneous Symbols and Pictographs (Range: 1F300โ€“1F5FF). But while the Range is listed in: I can't find it in:
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Unicode keyboard on Mac OSX mess VIM editor badly

When I using Unicode keyboard on Mac OSX (Vietnamese in my case) while using normal mode VIM and try to type into the editor (starting with i and then some combination to produce non-ascii ...
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Rendering of unicode symbols in urxvt (height / width) vs. gnome-terminal

gnome-terminal renders the unicode symbols (arrows) in my prompt different from urxvt: They are displayed across the whole line's height, have less spacing in-between, but more appropriate ...
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How can I make printf print unicode characters saved in a variable?

I have this code to print a horizontal line using unicode character \u2501: #!/bin/tcsh set horz_line = "'" foreach x (`seq 1 1 80`) set horz_line = "${horz_line}\\u2501" end set horz_line = ...
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Relationship between unicode and UTF-8 / 16 / 32

I don't understand the relationship between UTF-8 and its other variants and am getting anomalous results at the terminal. For example, right arrow is: 0xE2 0x86 0x92 in UTF-8 but it is 0x2192 in ...
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Unicode arrows for windows 7

I want to type โ†‘ using the keyboard. Both the Character Map app and this website http://www.fileformat.info/info/unicode/char/2191/index.htm says to use Alt + 2191. But when I type that I get back ร…. ...
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Where is Visual Studio getting unicode characters from?

I've noticed that I can paste all kind of unicode characters into Visual Studio 2013 and they show up just fine. But if I try the same trick in Notepad++, using the same font, they don't show up. So ...
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Chrome Unicode Displaying Issues

How do I fix Chrome so that it shows unicode characters like ๐Ÿ˜Ž properly? Here's how it looks like: Here's how it should look like: Neither Firefox nor Internet Explorer have this issue. ...
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Display soft hyphens in VIM

How do I get (G)VIM under Ubuntu 14.04 to display soft hyphens in a UTF-8 encoded text file? The encoding and the fileenconding settings are both set to utf-8, and characters like the German umlauts ...
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Thunder Bird attachments not in unicode

I am trying to solve tasks provided by eudyptula-challenge for which I have to send attachments in Unicode format. I am using THunderbird 31.0 version. I have tried everything but still i get a reply ...
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How do I draw FontAwesome icons onto an image with ImageMagick convert command?

I have been writing text onto images with ImageMagick using the following method: convert input.jpg \ -fill 'rgba(255, 255, 255, 1.0)' \ -font arial.ttf \ -pointsize 140 \ -gravity Center \ ...
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Displaying musical symbols on Windows 8.1

So I came accross some unicode symboles that won't show anything besides a square with a hex number in it, after Googling it I was sent here. I can't use the symbol in text editors or in browsers and ...
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What is this character-set corruption? (ISO-2022?)

I have a text file from a legacy source which contains corrupted characters. At first I thought the corruption was just gobbledygook, but it appears upon closer examination that some of the corrupted ...
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Microsoft Word: Some Unicode Characters Will not Display in Any Font

When I am using Microsoft Word 2013 on Windows 8, some unicode characters do not display correctly, even when the font is changed to Arial Unicode MS. This affects what to me seems a very bizarre set ...
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Can I run a script every time the cmd program is run? [duplicate]

I want to show unicode character on my windows console. For this I changed the cmd's font to lucida console and I'm using chcp 65001 before every session I will open a program which will display ...
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Conversion from unicode fails. How can I find the offending character?

So I have a text file in utf-8 containing somewhere a unicode character (for example ษธ, but I do not know this is the offending character - I can't just find via CTRL+F) that is not present in anothre ...
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Why does VIM show the Unicode code point and not the UTF-8 code value?

Consider this supposed line of code that I found in a PHP blog, note the quotes: throw new Exception(โ€œThat's not a server name!โ€); Those quotes are RIGHT DOUBLE QUOTATION MARK (Unicode code point: ...
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How can I tell what encoding a file name is using?

I have some files with Russian (cyrillic) names. When I open them in Windows Explorer, the names display correctly. When I list them in Command shell (cmd) they display as "?????" character. Is ...
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Some Unicode fonts not working in Windows 7/Firefox

My use-case is that I want to display Egyptian Hieroglyphics: ๐“€€ ๐“€ ๐“€‚ ๐“€ƒ ๐“€„ ๐“€… ๐“€† ๐“€‡ ๐“€ˆ ๐“€‰ ๐“€Š ๐“€‹ ๐“€Œ ๐“€ ๐“€Ž ๐“€ ๐“€ ๐“€‘ ๐“€’ ๐“€“ ๐“€” ๐“€• ๐“€– ๐“€— ๐“€˜ ๐“€™ ๐“€š ๐“€› ๐“€œ ๐“€ ๐“€ž ๐“€Ÿ ๐“€  ๐“€ก ๐“€ข ๐“€ฃ These are part of ...
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Are Unicode characters like MUSICAL SYMBOL COMBINING STEM or RECYCLING SYMBOL FOR TYPE-1 PLASTICS used anywhere for their semantic value?

I was browsing the Unicode 6.1 core specification chapter on Symbols, and found that there exist many specialized semantic symbols, such as plastics recycling: The seven numbered logos encoded ...
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Easily type Unicode characters using AutoHotKey?

For example, I want to be able to type โ†’ (right arrow) using AutoHotKey's text replacement feature, and this is what my script looks like: ::|rarr::{ASC 2192} So when I type |rarr in my text editor ...
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Arabic: Unicode: how to stack fatha kasra damma

I am using LibreOffice to type arabic, but if what I am asking cannot be obtained with LibreOffice then I would like to know whether it is possible in LaTeX, because I have seen this in a book, but do ...
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Why do some Unicode characters appear as boxes?

Some Unicode characters cannot be shown in my browser. I generated valid Unicode (utf8) characters but many of them are unable to be displayed. If they don't have representation, then why are they ...
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Importing Google Contacts in Windows Contacts

In Windows 7 there is a very simple contact application, Windows Contacts, and I was trying to populate it with contacts from Gmail. I exported all of them as a single vCard (.vcf) file from Google ...
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Is there any way to reverse text and *character* direction in a pure text document?

I have some text in Latin script (English transcription of Farsi) that I would like to display right-to-left in ordinary text documents (and on my iPod) โ€“ย is that possible? How? Hereโ€™s an example of ...
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Type Mayan numerals?

I would like to know 3 things: (1) Are Mayan numerals included in the latest version of Unicode? (2) Is it possible to type Mayan numerals on a computer w/o Unicode? (3) If #2 is possible, how ...
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Strange Unicode behavior in xterm

I recently switched my system from ISO-8859-15 to UTF-8 (I know I am a little late), works fine so far, I am just having a little issue with xterm and zsh. When entering German - Umlaute (รค,รถ,รผ) and ...
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Windows, Synergy, and EnableHexNumpad

Windows 8.1, Synergy 1.5.1-r2307 It seems Synergy does not support EnableHexNumpad in Windows, where much like traditional ALT-codes, any Unicode character can be inserted when holding alt, then ...
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Korean characters not appearing in Korean Windows XP computer

I am using a Korean software (with a partial English interface) in a Korean Version of Windows XP SP 3 However, in parts of the software, even when I change the interface to Korean, Korean letters ...
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Using AppLocale with Labview in Windows 8

I am running LabVIEW 2013 Dev Environment on a Chinese Windows 8 platform. LabVIEW is not a Unicode-base program, and consequently on Asian Windows there are display issues for our interfaces created ...
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Adding/displaying special characters in Vim

I currently work on a project where I need to write the Unicode characters ษ› and ฤง, which I just added to my keyboard. It works great almost everywhere, even in the command prompt, except for Vim ...
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Fonts and different glyphs

I was always curious about how to create nonstandard fonts and couldn't find a good documentation how the font mechanism works. How come the screen is rendering this? If this is a Unicode, how can I ...
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Unicode for scientific communication — useful but inconsistent? (Specifically superscript/subscript)

Unicode provides a decent set of characters for scientific purposes. You have things like the pointed brackets commonly used in quantum mechanics and statistical physics (|ฯˆโŸฉ, โŸจTโŸฉ), symbols for ...
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Fix corrupted Unicode file names in a zip archive

A colleague gave me a zip archive of some data I need to analyse, but unfortunately the filenames have been corrupted somewhere along the way, either when creating the archive or when extracting them ...
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MS Excel sort column containing non-latin characters

Is it possible to sort a column containing text strings in Excel when the script is non-latin, e.g. cyrillic? If so, how? ...
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Set Shift+Alt+Right to print โ‡’ (unicode 21d2)

I tried so far to add key <RGHT> { type[group1]= "SHIFT+ALT", symbols[group1] = [ Right, U21D2 ] }; it doesn't work, however xev shows me: KeyPress event, serial 33, synthetic NO, ...
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How can I display utf8 in powershell?

So this really has me knocking my head against the wall. I have some XML: <trans-unit id="4" translate="yes" xml:space="preserve"> <source xml:lang="en-US">Customize Forecast ...
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Delete sixteen million lines of an eighteen million line Unicode 24 Gig Windows XML file?

Any ideas on how to delete 16 million lines of a 24 GIG file from line 3 onwards. The traditional UNIX command line text tools, recompiled for windows, wonโ€™t handle the Unicode aspect of the file nor ...
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Display unicode in tmux?

This is urxvt without tmux This is urxvt with tmux and utf8 not enabled in the config This is urxvt with tmux and utf8 enabled in the config How can I make tmux act consistent with the ...
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Why do English characters require fewer bytes to represent than other alphabets?

When I put 'a' in a text file, it makes it 2 bytes but when I put, let's say 'ีก', which is a letter from Armenian alphabet, it makes it 3 bytes. What is the difference between alphabets for a ...
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English numbers in non-English subtitle

I wrote my subtitle in a word document & saved it as a txt file with UTF-8 encoding. Then I changed its format from txt to srt manually. my subtitle language is Persian. I put it in the same ...