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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Difference Between Unicode FRACTION SLASH and DIVISION SLASH

What is the difference between U+2044 ("Fraction Slash") and U+2215 ("Division Slash"). They seem nearly identical to me, but there's still clearly a difference, but I can't tell exactly what it is. ...
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Convert multiple unicode values to corresponding text in Excel spreadsheet

If my Unicode character contains more than one hex value in an Excel cell, how do I write a function in Excel to convert it into the corresponding character? For example: Unicode Hex values in Excel ...
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Excel Function - Convert unicode to ascii [closed]

I'm trying to figure out if there is any function in excel (2010) which helps decoding the text unicode to ascii? I have one column in my sheet which contains word/sentences in Portuguese For ...
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How is it determined what symbol of a font is displayed when using a specific character encoding?

I'm trying to understand the full story behind how text gets on screens. For keeping things simple I stay with single-byte encodings (no Unicode). On my disk there is a sequence of bytes, each with a ...
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Characters Missing from files created with Windows Notepad

Plain text files that I have previously saved, and not modified or moved, using Windows Notepad, now have characters missing. The URL in each .txt file has the same characters missing, the colon and ...
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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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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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Posting XML wrapped in SOAP posted using Curl results in invalid XML character was found exceptions

Sending an XML file using curl results in: Invalid XML character (Unicode : 0x<integer>) Attempt to solve the issue According to this SO answer the issue will be solved if the XML version is ...
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Why are there separate fixed-width characters for 0-9 in Japanese, compared to the typical 0-9?

Japanese (日本語) -0123456789 Typical ASCII for everywhere else - 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Why was there a need to create a separate character set for the same numerals?
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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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How to fix my locale to display Unicode correctly in irssi?

I've just arrived in my new lab and japan and the server I can use has only Japanese locales. A call to locale -a returns C POSIX ja_JP ja_JP.eucjp ja_JP.ujis ja_JP.utf8 japanese japanese.euc So I ...
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Google Chrome Unicode issue

Hi I'm having problem with google chrome browser when i read sinhala unicode fonts. just week ago suddenly chrome failed to render sinhala font. but for context it showing i'll post example
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Why do text editors think this file is UTF-8?

I have two text files, which I'm giving download links to rather than a pastebin to preserve their contents precisely: field1.txt field2.txt Both of these text files consist only of spaces, ...
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Is there a way to display Unicode flags by installing a specific font? If so, which?

So I've been wondering about the Regional Indicator Symbols and their use in mobile phone systems. It should theoretically be possible to create a font for computers that shows the actual flags ...
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How can I find out the encoding of this corrupted Chinese text, which an online tool fixes correctly?

I have a text in Simplified Chinese, which, when read as UTF-8 begins with ´ÓºÜ¾ÃÒÔÇ°¿ªÊ¼, which the online tool from MandarinTools (first search result for Repair Corrupted Chinese Email) fixes to ...
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Gvim: Disable alt-letter behaviour inserting accented/unicode chatacters?

I was using alt-j, alt-l, alt-i and alt-k to go to the beginning/end/top/bottom of the current line. Over the years I noticed there's so much stress on the alt key, so now I decided to go try other ...
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Why does “U0001f60e” come up in various online text?

I’ve seen this a worrying number of times as of late, people will write a comment and it'll end in U0001f60e or I’ll just be reading an article and U0001f60e appears in it at seemingly random points. ...
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Chrome not displaying characters despite being installed

There are quite a few sources online on how to fix Unicode characters not displaying correctly, though most of them just tell you to make sure you have a font installed on your system that contains ...
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Windows Server 2003 UTF-8

I have an application that works with data received from TCP/IP. Data encoded UTF-8. It's okay if the data come in English. But errors occur when the data with Russian characters. How to set up the ...
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Make numbers copied from Excel to Word use minus sign instead of hyphen to avoid wrapping

When you copy a negative number from Excel to Word, a hyphen/minus (Unicode &#45;) is used instead of a proper minus sign (Unicode &#8722;). This causes text to wrap after the hyphen (you ...
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Keyboard shortcut to access Arrows sub-section in Windows' Character Map?

Since there's no fast and reliable way to enter Unicode characters and typing codes is just too cumbersome, I was wondering if there were an easy way to access a given sub-section in Windows' ...
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Text Appearing as Boxex [], “not in chrome”, on right click, control panel, office,…many placeses

Text Appearing as Boxex [], "not in chrome", on right click, control panel, office,....many placeses i read out other similar question but didn't find help full, i just want US English language
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No Jupiter char (U+2643) on Windows XP

Recently i was reading this wikipedia article on a windows xp pc. i recognised that there was no Jupiter unicode character (this one: ♃), in fact there was only a whitespace. i was suprised, because ...
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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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Understanding terminal locales

I am looking into terminal customisation, and in particular text encodings. I understand the differences between the UTF-* encodings, and the differences between different encoding types, generally ...
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Does unicode have a ee character like ꜳ?

Does unicode have a ee character like ꜳ? Either Google is no good with stuff under 3 letters, or it really doesn’t exist.
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How to insert any Unicode character using the Unicode HEX Code on Windows (Word/Notepad/Web Broser URL or input field/other apps)?

My OS is Windows 7 (a localized version of this OS). I want to be able to enter any character in the applications mentioned in the title. I've tried some methods described on SE sites, including: ...
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Unable to see certain Unicode characters

I am not able to see any of the characters in the "ornamental dingbats" section of the Unicode Standard (see here). These were apparently added to the standard in June 2014. How can I correct this? ...
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Special Characters Causing UBB.thread 7.5.7 To Drop Content

I've been using a web board running UBB.thread 7.5.7. I've been noticing that when I copy and paste content over from thinkprogress.org the content never makes it into the post after I submit. Here ...
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Determine The Encoding of a specific character in Word 2010

I'm having a problem with a generated document (coming from crystal reports engine). Initially hyphens are visible but if the text is copied and pasted with "keep text only" option or "remove ...
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Case insensitive search with accents

How can I tell Vim to search for a certain pattern in a case insensitive way taking into account also characters with accents? For example I would like to have /ü match both the capital U in Über and ...
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Deterministic way to find which installed fonts support a given Unicode character or script?

As an enthusiast of languages and writing systems here's a problem I often run into: I have many fonts installed and many support several or many writing systems (scripts) for various languages. (My ...
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Can't type unicode because of keyboard shortcuts

I’m trying to type some Unicode characters that contain letters. I am using Windows 7 but the issue also appears in Windows 8. An example is 🎻 (U+1F3BB). I can’t type it though because Firefox and ...
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Japanese characters displaying as random characters in program

I obtained a Japanese game recently(namely If My Heart Had Wings Flight Diaries), and when I run it, the Japanese characters in the text are replaced with random unicode characters, which wouldn't ...
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tmux printing u'0x001b' and “]112” randomly

So I've lived with this problem for several weeks now, hoping that if I just let it happen enough, I would figure out the underlying trigger. No luck. tmux in bash in gnome-terminal in XMonad on ...
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Unicode doesn't work on big sites. Using windows 8

I get � or a question mark in a diamond. What does it mean? It does it on both chrome and firefox.
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Illegal mix of collations (cp1251_general_ci,IMPLICIT) and (latin1_swedish_ci,IMPLICIT)?

I have an application that could care less about internationalization. It would be perfectly happy with 7-bit ASCII. Unfortunately MySQL insists on giving me all sorts of UTF8 goodness (I prefer to ...
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Office 2013 - Paste Special Shows 'Unformatted Unicode Text' only - Show Options Turned on in Advanced Options

About two weeks ago my "Paste Special" stopped working in Office 2013 products. Before, I could paste and choose how I wanted it to work. But, since, all I have in the Paste Special options is ...
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Is there a Unicode-aware LC_COLLATE sort order which respects punctuation?

As far as I can tell, setting the environment variable LC_COLLATE=en_US.utf8 changes four things compared to LC_COLLATE=c, regarding how programs like ls will sort files: Unicode characters are ...
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Is there a (linux) terminal character picker?

I want something like gucharmap that works in a terminal and lets me search. A manpage with all the unicode character names would suffice, as would an ncurses application. I couldn't find something ...
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What does it mean when a DNS name starts with xn--?

I found the following domain in my logs: http://xn--q1a.xn--b1aube0e.xn--c1acygb.xn--p1ai/ I have never seen anything like it. Is this a valid domain? If so what is the TLD?
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Why do I get “ń” instead of “ñ” when typing Alt code?

I'm learning Spanish and I just type the Alt code of ñ character. It should be Alt+0241 or Alt+241, but when I type that I get a ń. I'm using a Windows 7, Hungarian version. It is really annoying. ...
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How can I disable all Chinese characters on windows?

A friend of mine is trying to get his daughter to use english more, but she has immersed herself in a bubble of chinese language content. He asked me to find a way to stop her form browsing chinese ...
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Unicode text lost when saved as ANSI

When I saved a text file using a notepad with ANSI, I lost all of the information since it became all question marks. Is there a way to convert it back to Unicode to retrieve the text?
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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 ...