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 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 /รผ match both the capital U in รœber 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

Iโ€™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 ๐ŸŽป (U+1F3BB). I canโ€™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 รฏยฟยฝ 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 “ล„” instead of “ñ” when typing Alt code?

I'm learning Spanish and I just type the Alt code of รฑ character. It should be Alt+0241 or Alt+241, but when I type that I get a ล„. 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 have saved a text file using a notepad with ANSI i lost all of the info 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 ...
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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 ...